I have always been interested in what makes us who we are and initially trained as an anthropologist. My studies took me to Tanzania where I also began working with an NGO on mental health and development. Returning to the UK I led a charity myself for seven years before burn out in my work and the collapse of my marriage caused me to re-evaluate my life and work.
It was around that time that I discovered Shadow Work Coaching & Group Work through the Women in Power community of which I am also a part.
It has helped me to transform the way in which I experience my own life and understand my interactions with other people. It was the first thing I found that really made made a difference for me and helped me overcome recurring depression and a feeling of dis-connection and inadequacy.
Because I found Shadow Work so powerful I have trained as a coach and added it to the toolkit of things I offer my clients both in person in South East London and Virtually.
Shadow Work is particularly useful for shifting recurring issues that you feel have you stuck in your life. We work with four main archetypes to identify areas where you may have learnt to suppress parts of yourself in the early years of your life that may now be continually holding you back.
‘I am surprised by the impact the sessions have had- I started to feel better about my situation even after the first session, and after the deeper work on session 3 I felt like I had been let free- completely euphoric then calm and content. I was not expecting the sessions to have such a direct or fast working effect. I am now left feeling like I have it within myself to cope with challenging situations, I just may need to dig a bit to listen to myself. I absolutely trust Mary Ann to conduct this work- as she might say herself, it sounds a bit whacky at first but it really works **and Mary Ann is a wonderful host on the journey.’ Molly
For the most part I offer this opportunity to existing clients but if you are interested in working with me on this you can now book and an introductory conversation with me here to find out if we are a good fit for this work.
You can also find out more about Shadow Work and watch some introductory videos about it here: http://shadowwork.eu/