We all have parts of ourselves we keep stuffed deep inside. If we don’t acknowledge these different facets of ourselves, they will only become more powerful. When we are tired, scared, or otherwise low on resources, these parts can dictate how we think, speak, and act. This may mean we say things we don’t intend, or behave in ways that hurt ourselves or others. By getting in touch with these inner shadow selves and integrating them, we can gain better control of our lives.

This can be a process of positive dialog and conflict resolution. By improving communication between our different parts, we can create better relationships between each one, and between ourselves and and each inner part.

Note: Some parts of our selves are more in the light than others. This technique can be used to talk to every part of yourself, whether shadowed or otherwise.