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An Eastern Approach to Working with Shadow

In this conversation with coach Alexander Love, we talk about how non-Anglo paradigms can influence the world of coaching, diving deep into the 5 primordial gestures, the wisdom of shadow, qualities of being and how we can work skillfully with parts.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:00 The 5 primordial gestures
10:30 The wisdom of shadow
15:30 Elemental influences
20:00 Integrating shadow parts
28:30 Qualities of being
34:00 The healing in reciprocity
38:00 Stages of development 
42:00 Exercise: Encountering parts
53:00 The spiral of development 
59:30 Ascending and descending gestures

Resources Mentioned:

Internal Family Systems
Zak Stein
Integral Theory
Terri O’Fallon

About Alexander

Alexander Love

Alexander Love, M.Ac, PCC, NCC, is a renowned teacher, acupuncturist and coach. He is on faculty at the Newfield Network, a leading coach training organization. Alexander is a developmental coach who specializes in transformational shadow work. He works with a wide range of individuals spanning the developmental spectrum which includes providing support for those in the latest stages of human development. Currently, Alexander is working on a book that is a synthesis of eastern wisdom with western developmental research to provide the coach with a deep understanding of how we grow up through stages of meaning making and how this knowledge is essential for supporting our clients.

Alexander’s TEDx talk, “How embracing pain creates a legacy of love”

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