BREAK FREE FROM SELF SABOTAGE AND DISCOVER YOUR HIDDEN POTENTIAL
The Shadow Course is my online, on-demand training program to help you deepen your connections to yourself and others, understand your emotions, and break free from limitations that have been holding you back.
The Shadow lives within all of us...
As the saying goes, "your pain has its own intelligence," and this intelligence is the shadow.
It is created when we reject, deny, or disown parts of ourselves, our pasts, or our true actions.
And the truth is, the more you try and reject or avoid these parts of yourself, the more they show up and throw you off course, sabotage your best efforts to change and hold you back from meeting your greatest potential.
WHAT TO EXPECT
8 Weeks to Self Mastery Through the Gateway of Your Shadow
The first step to reclaiming your power is to face the dark and uncomfortable parts of yourself that make you the most human. Your pathway to feeling whole and complete can only be unlocked through understanding, integrating and learning how to work with your shadow.
The Shadow Course will guide you through this process across 8 weeks of training, exercises, guided journaling and meditation. All students will have access to the course materials in perpetuity on our ManTalks training platform.
Understanding Your Shadow
What exactly is the shadow, and how does it impact your life? When does it take control over you and why? In this first module, you’ll be introduced to the concept of the shadow and identify how your past has shaped it. You’ll also discover how the shadow fits into your psychology and spiritual nature, based on the teachings of renowned psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. And more importantly — you’ll begin to understand why getting to know your shadow is critical to your ascension.
Investigating The Origin of Your Shadow
Every shadow, including yours, has its own origin story. It may have sparked from a moment of rejection, the first time you felt abandoned, or your earliest memory of pain. One thing is certain — the shadow develops and grows within you over time. In this module, you’ll explore how the family systems and culture you grew up in — as well as the wounds that were created in that space — have shaped your shadow.
Beginning Your Shadow Work
You'll learn how to identify the origins of reactivity, or when the shadow is in your driver's seat and ready to hijack so you can maintain your cool, your boundaries, and your goals.
You know those periods of desolation, disconnection, and emptiness when you feel separated from yourself and your purpose? That’s your shadow doing its “best” work. You’ll be introduced to a concept called the nigredo: periods of “deconstruction” when the shadow is most active. You’ll discover how surrendering to them — instead of demonizing or resisting them — can actually initiate you into who you want to become.
Meeting & Disarming Your Inner Critic and Saboteur
The Shadow personifies as your inner critic. It knows you better than anybody else, and even more than yourself. The inner critic is birthed from childhood experiences that formed your limiting beliefs such as being bullied, having critical parents, and any incident that triggered the feeling of “not enough”. In this module, you’ll learn how to confront your inner critic and have a constructive conversation with them so you can move from harmful self-loathing, to healthy self-evaluation.
Working With Your Anger
Anger is both a dangerous and effective motivator, and we have different ways of displaying it. In this module, you’ll explore the four primary types of anger: Explosive, Implosive, Fused, and Foreign. By understanding anger, you prevent it from hijacking you during heated moments or situations. Your goal is to move towards Embodied Clean Anger — a space where you’re able to have grounded communication, and honor your boundaries as well as others’.
The Shadow In Relationships
In this module, you’ll identify the ways your shadow sabotages your relationships, through behaviors and tendencies such as shutting down, becoming avoidant, getting clingy or feeling dependent. You’ll also learn how to eradicate any sexual shame or disempowering fears that are blocking you from experiencing true intimacy and connection so you can create relationships in which you feel seen, safe, and supported.
Pulling Potential From The Depths
This program is not about eliminating or detaching yourself from your shadow. Your shadow is a space from which you can derive motivation, creativity, inspiration and empowerment. The trick is to understand how you can use its powers of disruption and self-protection to work in your favor so you can heal your relationship with discipline and develop a devotion towards yourself.
The Shadow Integration — Returning to Wholeness
To integrate and manage your shadow, you need to nurture your inner child. Your inner child is the part of your psyche that is still childlike and dependent. It’s also the gateway to healing any psychological trauma, dysfunctional patterns, and self-harming behaviors you may have developed growing up. Deep inside, your inner child is still reliant on the parenting that you received back then to guide them — and you — on how to safely function in life.
In this final module, you’ll learn how to parent yourself and resolve these issues of blame, shame and guilt that reside in your subconscious so that you can integrate your shadow. ascend beyond its harrowing grip, and return to wholeness.
Shadow Course Participant Experiences
"I just want to say thank you for all the inspiration and liberation you offered to me. I really understood the origins of what was holding me back in order to chase my dreams. It took me a little while to fully process the course and integrate it into my life...but once I did it felt unbelievably freeing. Your course really offered me the insight I needed to face and see. Thanks from the bottom of my heart."
"It's funny, 8 weeks is a short time in reality, but I look back and it seems like an eternity. I was lost, for 48 years, drifting through life in a shameful mindset. To the core, I thought I was wrong, all my natural instincts, the urges, I was the only one that couldn't deal with them, I was the only one that had them. I learned the saboteur, that protective scared abused teenager was driving everything. Grown up Jeff had taken a back seat. Through this course and a session with Trevor Bird, I am able to communicate with parts of me I was unable to recognize before. When something comes up in my life, I am not as triggered and can handle the situation in the present tense. Even my wife has noticed a big difference in just the 8 weeks of work, I am looking forward to putting in more work and getting rid of the coping mechanisms that no longer serve me. Thank you so much."
"Life changing is an understatement of how much this course has transformed me and my day-to-day activities. I have formed a kinder and more compassionate stance with not only talking to other people but to myself as well. I have learned to change my former ways of wanting to hurt people through words and my actions when I would feel my wounds getting hurt to just being able to exist in a non-reactive space and "kill" people with kindness."
Initiate Your Journey To Rediscover, Empower & Accept Yourself
After joining, you can expect:
8 Weeks of Online Training
The program takes you along a journey of understanding your shadow, identifying how it was shaped by your past, and how it shows up in your current life. You’ll learn how to confront and navigate it so you can begin to take back your power and become your own leader.
A Training Platform You Can Return To
Once you enroll, you’ll receive an email to create your profile where you can instantly access the first module in your private members area. Content will be unlocked as you progress through the program. This gives you the time and space you need to fully integrate the tools and practices you learn each week.
Weekly Exercises and Journaling
In each of the 8 modules, you’ll receive worksheets and practices to integrate the tools and lessons on your own. You can revisit this program at anytime; you have lifetime access to all content.
Meet Your Teacher
Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international men’s movement focused on health, wellness, success, and fulfillment.
For almost a decade, Connor has helped men and women from all over the world grow in the realms of mental clarity, relational communication, life purpose, and sexual intimacy.
You can learn more about Connor by visiting the ManTalks Website.