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1 Change Your Story, Change Your Life Using Shamanic and Jungian Tools to Achieve Personal Transformation

2 RECOGNIZE THEMES IN YOUR OWN STORY CONSTRUCT A NEW AND MORE EMPOWERING STORY BY TURNING IDEAS INTO EXPERIENCES APPLY PRINCIPLES OF SHAMANIC HEALING AND JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY TO CONNECT WITH “SOURCE” AS A WAY TO INFORM NEW STORIES AND BRING LIFE TO THEM Objectives

3 MANY OF US MAY LOOK BACK ON OUR LIFE AND WISH WE HAD SPENT MORE TIME DOING WHAT WE ENJOY AND LESS TIME DOING WHAT WE FELT WE HAD TO DO Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Story

4 Self- Reflection You might discover themes in your own life's story Choose more empowering ones End up with a more satisfying story

5 Claim your Role as Storyteller Let your Ideas turn in to Experiences Learn to work with force that are an aspect of “Source” as a means of informing our new stories and bringing them to life

6 “Shamans believe that we each have a soul’s journey that encompasses our past lives and extends into the infinite future.”

7 Observe Patterns and Interconnections Observe your Story as Mythic The themes of your story serve as an organizing principle for the events you have experienced Shamanic and Jungian work can help inform the conscious mind by accessing the unconscious in terms of powerful archetypal energies that always have been present in the human experience

8 What is Your Story? YOU are the only one who can change your story Research has shown that those who expect others to heal them have had less desirable outcomes than those who were empowered by the “helper professional” to heal themselves

9 Powerful Tools for Changing Your Story and Your Life These tools are Spiritual in Nature Shamanic practice is as ancient as the earliest man and woman on this planet These practices have been known to be informed by the god of creation These practices are extremely powerful When you see themes repeating themselves, you may start to believe the importance of identifying those themes that affect your beliefs and perceptions then ultimately, your choices

10 A New Story New behaviors, attitudes, and emotions are integral to writing your new story Make changes in how you think, feel, and act Self reflection and self discovery plant the seeds of self-transformation When you better understand the past, you can better understand the future

11 These moments are so precious and refreshing Anne Wilson Schaef When we are present, we are truly within ourselves and beyond ourselves

12 Self-reflection and self-discovery plant the seeds of transformation. When you better understand your past, you can better plan your future.

13 Don Miquel Ruiz “You are Life passing through your body, passing through your mind, passing through your soul. Once you find that out, not with logic, not with the intellect, but because you can feel that Life - you find out that you are the force that makes the flowers open and close, that makes the hummingbird fly from flower to flower. You find out that you are in every tree, and you are in every animal, vegetable, and rock. You are that force that moves the wind and breathes through your body. The whole universe is a living being that is moved by that force, and that is what you are. You are Life.”

14 Relationships and People YOU can only change yourself YOU cannot change others YOU will act differently towards them OTHERS will act differently towards you

15 Changing Your Story Change is never easy Easy is usually not worthwhile Payoff is considerable Life is less frustrating and wearying You experience greater love and gratitude

16 Momentum Slow down you move too fast, ya’ gotta make the mornin’ last ya’. vlW4bEjB5A?list= RDNvlW4bEjB5A

17 Heavy Energies Lighter Energies Shame Blame Regret Fear Frustration Sadness Resentment Anger Joy Courage Love Empowerment Health & Happiness Letting Go New Insights

18 Changing Your Behavior at the Margins How you spend your time Spend time “In Spirit” Follow-through on your intentions to spend time differently One bite at a time Speak your truth from your the next time you are trying to please others Know your longings and be conscious of your choices

19 Choices Many of us used to believe that our misery was because of something others had done to us. Now, we can learn that our misery is our misery and we are choosing to sit around in it--- -or not.

20 “THE PSYCHOLOGIST, CARL GUSTAV JUNG, USED THE CONCEPT OF ARCHETYPE IN HIS THEORY OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE. HE BELIEVED THAT UNIVERSAL, MYTHIC CHARACTERS— ARCHETYPES—RESIDE WITHIN THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS OF PEOPLE ALL THE WORLD OVER. ARCHETYPES REPRESENT FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN MOTIFS OF OUR EXPERIENCE AS WE EVOLVED; CONSEQUENTIALLY, THEY EVOKE DEEP EMOTIONS.” Carl Gustav Jung

21 Origins in ancient Greek. archein, which means "original or old"; typos, which means "pattern, model or type". The combined meaning is an "original pattern" of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated. Archetype Ego The Innocent The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal The Hero The Caregiver Soul The Explorer The Rebel The Lover The Creator Self The Jester The Sage The Magician The Ruler

22 The Innocent Motto: Free to be you and me Core desire: To get to paradise Goal: Happiness Greatest fear: Punishment for doing something bad or wrong Strategy: To do things right Weakness: Boring for all their naive innocence Talent: Faith and optimism The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer. Carl Golden

23 The Orphan/Regular Guy or Gal Motto: All men and women are created equal Core Desire: Connecting with others Goal: To belong Greatest fear: To be left out or to stand out from the crowd Strategy: Develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch Weakness: Losing one's own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships Talent: Realism, empathy, lack of pretense The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbor, the silent majority.

24 The Hero Motto: Where there's a will, there's a way Core desire: Prove one's worth through courageous acts Goal: Expert mastery in a way that improves the world Greatest fear: Weakness, vulnerability, being a "chicken" Strategy: Strong and competent as possible Weakness: Arrogance, always needing another battle to fight Talent: Competence and courage The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.

25 The Caregiver Motto: Love your neighbor as yourself Core desire: Protect and care for others Goal: Help others Greatest fear: Selfishness and ingratitude Strategy: Doing things for others Weakness: Martyrdom and being exploited Talent: Compassion, generosity The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.

26 The Explorer Motto: Don't fence me in Core desire: Freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world Goal: Experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life Biggest fear: Getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness Strategy: Journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom Weakness: Aimless wandering, becoming a misfit Talent: Autonomy, ambition, being true to one's soul The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.

27 The Rebel Motto: Rules are made to be broken Core desire: Revenge or revolution Goal: Overturn what isn't working Greatest fear: Powerlessness or ineffectual Strategy: Disrupt, destroy, or shock Weakness: Crossing over to the dark side, crime Talent: Outrageousness, radical freedom The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man-woman, the misfit, or iconoclast.

28 The Lover Motto: You're the only one Core desire: Intimacy and experience Goal: Being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love Greatest fear: Being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved Strategy: To become more and more physically and emotionally attractive Weakness: Outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity Talent: Passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.

29 The Creator Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done Core desire: Create things of enduring value Goal: Realize a vision Greatest fear: Mediocre vision or execution Strategy: Develop artistic control and skill Task: Create culture, express own vision Weakness: Perfectionism, bad solutions Talent: Creativity and imagination The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.

30 The Jester Motto: You only live once Core desire: Live in the moment with full enjoyment Goal: To have a great time and lighten up the world Greatest fear: Being bored or boring others Strategy: Play, make jokes, be funny Weakness: Frivolity, wasting time Talent: Joy The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.

31 The Sage Motto: The truth will set you free Core desire: to find the truth. Goal: Use intelligence and analysis to understand the world. Biggest fear: Being duped, misled—or ignorance. Strategy: Seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes. Weakness: Study details forever and never act. Talent: Wisdom, intelligence. The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.

32 The Magician Motto: I make things happen. Core desire: Understanding the fundamental laws of the universe Goal: To make dreams come true Greatest fear: Unintended negative consequences Strategy: Develop a vision and live by it Weakness: Becoming manipulative Talent: Finding win-win solutions The Magician is also known as: The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine ma

33 The Ruler Motto: Power isn't everything, it's the only thing. Core desire: Control Goal: Create a prosperous, successful family or community Strategy: Exercise power Greatest fear: Chaos, being overthrown Weakness: Being authoritarian, unable to delegate Talent: Responsibility, leadership The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.

34 Practice Exploring Your Current Story Writing a New Story Story Boards Dreams Early Morning Pages Nature Mediation Journeying Dialoguing Power Animal and Totem

35 Guided Relaxation Imagery

36 References Greer, C. (2014). Change Your Story, Change Your Life. Scotland, UK: Findhorn Press. Wilson Schaef, A. (2004). Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins Publications. Ruiz, D. M. (1999). The Mastery of Love: A Toltec Wisdom Book., San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing. Roesler, C. (2013). Evidence for the Effectiveness of Jungian Psychotherapy: A Review of Empirical Studies. Behavioral Sciences, 3, 562–575. Golden, C., (2014). The 12 Common Archetypes. Retrieved from Farmer, S. D. (2004). Power Animals: How to Connect with Your Animal Spirit Guide. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.


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