Animas Podcast

Exploring the Shadow: A discussion with Nick Thorpe

Coaching Uncaged
Coaching Uncaged
Exploring the Shadow: A discussion with Nick Thorpe

In this fascinating episode of Coaching Uncaged Animas Centre Director Robert Stephenson is joined by coach, trainer, author and facilitator of our upcoming masterclass Nick Thorpe to explore his work around coaching the shadow.

Nick shares the background that brought him to coaching, and his current work, and touches on what is meant by ‘coaching the shadow’, with reference to Carl Jung’s original ‘shadow’ concept. Offering examples from his own journey, he highlights the benefits of truly understanding the shadow for our own self growth, as well as being able to bring it into the space with the coaches we work with.

Nick explains how the things that anger, frustrate or upset us in others are often a projection of something from our shadow that we can take back to explore how we might reframe it and . Nick also touches on the relationship of the shadow and being ‘triggered’, and offers some examples of ways that you can start unearthing your shadow.

Throughout the episode Nick highlights some of the key concepts and ideas around working with the shadow in coaching, the benefits it brings, and offers some examples of the takeaways that you can expect from the upcoming Coaching the Shadow Masterclass taking place on Thursday 16th September. If this episode has piqued your interest you can find out more and book your spot here: https://www.animascoaching.com/blog/events/coaching-the-shadow-masterclass/

You can find out more about Nick and his work here: https://www.nickthorpe.co.uk/

We hope you enjoy this episode!


Nick is the founder and CEO of the Animas and International Centre for Coaching Supervision. Along with his love of coaching and supervision, he is a a passionate learner with a fascination for philosophy, psychology and sociology.

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