Level 1

Coaching Hidden Dimensions™

During the Coaching Hidden Dimensions™ level 1 session coaches will be introduced to basic concepts of the shadow and how this form of inquiry can support powerful questions and Presence in coaching.  First, there is nothing wrong with you and the shadow is not “bad”. We all have shadows. However, when we are unaware and have not integrated the shadow as a friend on the path, the ego will be overtaken by it. Shadow inquiry™ can help anchor past patterns for present to future transformation.  It is not the role of the ego to transform and without Coaching Hidden Dimensions™ that illusion remains. This is not a program of “fixing”, “developing”, “healing” or “attaining” it is one of loosening through remembrance, acceptance and integration. The approaches can be used at any stage or phase of development for deeper reflection and questions with clients. Spiritual teachers, learning and development, people practitioners are welcome. 

Participants will: 

  • Experience embodied practices in Coaching Hidden Dimensions™  
  • Learn models and frameworks to understand Ego States (not Stages) 
  • Engage in Self Inquiry on the Shadow 
  • Build language to integrate ICF Coach Competencies alongside Inner Dimensions

To obtain CCEs: attendance, participation and engagement with all sessions and reflection practices is required (make up sessions are available for medical and family emergencies). The program integrates frames across psychology, human development and wisdom traditions. 

10% of the fee will be donated to a social impact cause to prevent child abuse and neglect to address part of our collective shadow. 

21 ICF CCEs available for Coaches.

Upcoming Program: September 30th, October 7th, 15th, 21st, 28th and Nov 4th.
The times are 8am to 10:30am PST (11am to 1:30pm EST).
  • September 30th 8am to 10:00am
  • October 7th 8am to 10:00am
  • October 15th 8am to 10:00am
  • October 21st 8am to 10:00am
  • October 28th  8am to 10:00am
  • November 4th  8am to 10:00am

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FAQs ​

What is the shadow? It simply means that which is unconscious. While some attribute it to the negative aspects it is the ignored, repressed and not allowed which could include attributes that point to the golden shadow (unrealized potential). 


Why is shadow inquiry relevant for current leadership development and coaching? Patterns are recreated through projections. If patterns remain unconscious these could be detrimental to a leader and their approach. A projection that finds a hook that holds a lot of charge is a trigger. It is important to manage the trigger. It is also important to recognize what is creating the charge behind the trigger. This shifts the view from the trigger as a problem, to a trigger as a source of wisdom. This type of inquiry also helps to further depth and strength to build developmental capacity. 


What supports shadow inquiry? Self-awareness, willingness and readiness. Also, self regulation and anchoring practices that help harness ego states. The first level program is focused on creating support to anchor, develop practices and start to listen. 


What is shadow coaching and inquiry? How is it not therapy? Remaining curious about what shapes people is in the domain of coaching. Labeling, assessing, diagnosing or attempting to heal wounds is not. In shadow inquiry deeper patterns may surface and for that it is helpful to have a list of therapists available (as in all coaching). The key word here is: Inquiry. This work is not about overwhelming the client with what the coach can see (and could be wrong about), it is to spark the client’s own curiosity and introspection toward what is hidden. If you are interested in shadow therapy and Jungian analysis references will be provided.  


Does shadow coaching assume the coach is doing more of the leading and directing? No. The client does the depth work. The coach opens and partners through coaching.


Does shadow awareness change? Yes, with greater awareness – new layers are revealed. 


Can you ever stop doing shadow work? It depends on the school of thought. According to Jung who coined the term –  no because the collective unconscious will remain. The act of becoming more conscious as individuals supports reducing the density in the collective. 


What happens if we ignore the shadow? It continues to be repressed and becomes more dense. The density shows up in repeated patterns as the personality becomes more fixed resulting in unrealized potential and narrowing one’s own life.


Are ICF CCEUs available? 22 ICF CCEs are available upon completion of all program requirements this includes 17 Core Competency and 5 Resource Development credits.