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The Shadow: How to recognize your own Shadow

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Previous posts have addressed the definition of the Shadow (the hidden repository of all the repressed and denied parts of your self), how it forms, and the

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The Shadow: Where does it come from?

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 4, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Our discussion of the Shadow next turns to the question of how the Shadow arises. Rather than give a complicated psychological explanation for the Shadow, let’s just say that it represents the unconscious aspect of the self that forms at the beginning of development.

In a sense, the Shadow is a protective mechanism for the developing child because it stores all of ...

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The Shadow: What you don't know about yourself can destroy you

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Have you ever experienced behaving in a w...
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The best treatment for depression: Give up your illusions

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


On Sunday evening, February 19, 2012, correspondent Lesley Stahl presided over a 60 Minutes episode entitled Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? The report centered around the findings of Harvard psy...

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The Shadow: Why some nice people turn you off

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 20, 2012 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (1)

  Have you ever been around a seemingly nice person, someone who does all the right things, but who leaves you feeling uneasy inside? Have you found yourself reacting negatively to someone but have no idea why you feel that way?

Once when a friend and I were taking a yoga class together she nodded toward another woman in the class and said, “I don’t like her.” I assumed that she...

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