Embracing the Shadow


Tuesdays, January 24 to February 28, 2017 (six sessions)


11:00am -1:00pm Pacific (California) Time


$248.00 - $298.00

The voices in our heads can be so powerful.

In our internal conversations, some voices dominate others, which can leave us feeling fragmented or overwhelmed. But when we dive beneath the surface and really listen to our many parts, we connect vulnerably to our full humanity.

This is where you'll discover your inner jackal and giraffe waiting to be embraced… and where you'll find other familiar voices, such as your wounded child, internal oppressor, protector, and others who simply want to be heard and understood.

Yes, these inner voices DO sometimes derail you – not because they're wicked, but because they have a vested interest in meeting specific needs. If you truly listen to their raucous, competitive words and give them the experience of being deeply heard, each voice or part will gradually realize that their strategies are not in alignment with their needs – and so the transformation begins.

For instance:


If you look beneath the words of your inner critics, you can begin to understand their positive intent: to protect and keep you safe. When you appreciate their attempt to contribute and honor the important role they're playing (as well as their needs), the inner critics feel seen, heard, and understood. Then they can relax, which enables us to expand our capacity for self-compassion.

Members of your "Internal Committee" behave just like people. If you devalue any member of the committee – by shaming or kicking them out, or by trying to get them to see things differently and modify their behavior – they're likely to rebel. A more helpful action would be to actively support the evolution of the whole by embracing each committee member.

This practice of looking beneath the surface is a way you can help others create their own safe healing space, where they can experience the power of empathy and inner transformation. Is this something you are drawn to?

Would you like to help liberate people from their suffering – and help them recognize that each part of their psyche has a noble purpose?

Then look no further.

This six-week course with Martha Lasley and Pernille Plantener offers an opportunity for your internal committee to stop fighting and start collaborating! You'll learn to build on NVC principles, explore new avenues for unleashing the power of empathy, and create opportunities for inner alignment. On top of this, you'll learn how to connect with your wounded parts and create happier endings to your hard-to-heal experiences. Watch this short Embracing the Shadow video to start bringing your parts into alignment now.

During this course, you'll discover how to:

The goal?

Use these advanced NVC-based practices to help people embrace all their parts, find their way to inner alignment and experience greater freedom.

If this pathway draws you forward, register today.

About Martha Lasley

Martha Lasley, MBA, CNVC Certified Trainer, is a founding partner of Leadership that Works, an organization that trains and coaches visionaries for social change. Martha and her team have developed revolutionary programs that change lives: Coaching for Transformation, Transform your Relationships Using NVC and ChangeMakers.

Martha's passion is integrating coaching, heart-centered facilitation and Nonviolent Communication in organizations.

Her expertise includes:

Martha has authored three books: Coaching for Transformation, Facilitating with Heart, and Courageous Visions.

About Pernille Plantener

Pernille Plantener, farmer, coach and CNVC Certified Trainer, founded BusinessByHeart, an enterprise that supports green transition through individual and team transformation. Pernille leads restorative justice conversations for the Danish Police and has co-authored: "At Eye-Level with the Victim of Violence".

Pernille says that her life is the living proof of miracles: Being a survivor of an eating disorder and an abusive marriage, she is now pursuing her dreams. She has found an active path to supporting people in healing and setting themselves free as she did.

Pernille's areas of work include:

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