Shadow Work For Beginners

Rediscover Your Lost Inner Child First, Breaking Down Past Patterns, Finding Inner Peace & Living Authentically! (Courageous New Dawn - What To Do First Series! Book 4)

Non-Fiction - Self Help
298 Pages
Reviewed on 01/15/2024
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Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite

From time immemorial, the role of the man in society has been defined by a series of mistaken perceptions. This has led to the general expectation that a man must be strong at all times and refuse to show weakness, no matter the ordeal they are facing. The pressure put on most men to maintain this facade has led to the growth of a generation that has lost touch with their true selves. Peter Last has found a way to reconnect men with their inner child and fix the flaws that have been allowed to fester. That solution can be found in his book titled Shadow Work For Beginners.

Shadow Work For Beginners is Peter Last’s unique take on how to put the resources available to today's man to good use when it comes to communicating with others and becoming the best version of themselves. Last’s work is built on very solid hypotheses. Many male readers will attest to having shared some of the feelings the author succinctly points out that make communication with others difficult. His ideas are clear and easy to understand while the exercises suggested are explained in a manner that makes the reader curious to try them. Special mention must go to the sections on the health risks that come with letting one's emotions run wild, which left an indelible impression on me. Last has outdone himself with this book. Shadow Work For Beginners may be written for men but I daresay every reader, irrespective of gender, would benefit from the treasure trove of knowledge within this book.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Peter Last uses the term "shadow work" coined by Carl Jung as the basis for his book, Shadow Work for Beginners. Through questioning and exploring themselves, readers use introspective exercises, mindfulness practices, and empathy to combat damaging traumas or learned mindsets from their youth. Readers will discover the path to self-validation and compassion to help them find self-value and healing. The author touches on inherited toxic traits and explores their relevance to the ideas of male behavior since the Industrial Revolution. The author encourages journaling and reflection as readers apply examples to break their ongoing cycles and learn to live authentically.

Peter Last is dedicated to helping his readers with personal growth! If you're ready to begin the journey, you should be prepared to examine and accept your positive and negative behaviors while using them as a foundation to develop more compassionate tendencies and grow. Even though Last uses the male perspective, the book isn't just for men. Women can apply the text to their experience or use it to understand and help the men in their lives. Readers may start with the chapter that meets their current needs or read from the first page as they learn powerful lessons about acknowledgment, acceptance, and forgiveness. The author relates many of the subjects to his experiences to inspire men to release past traumas and develop coping mechanisms for growth. If you're ready to understand your inner child and make true connections, Shadow Work for Beginners is a great selection for you.

Foluso Falaye

In Shadow Work For Beginners, Peter Last empowers readers with insights and tips for breaking free from previous negative influences and patterns that limit them from being their authentic and prosperous selves. The reader is introduced to the unconscious aspects that control their choices and directed to regaining control of the mind to improve in all areas. By exploring the part of the subconscious mind that he refers to as 'the inner child,' the author reveals the importance of embracing empathy and compassion as opposed to shutting off one's emotions; this is different from what men have been told for ages. Prepare to free yourself from the burden of unnecessary pain and find regenerative joy and self-love with this groundbreaking self-help book. It's filled with personal stories, practical instructions, and deeply introspective questions.

I loved that the book's generous messages are delivered with several personal anecdotes and imaginative stories. For example, Peter Last shares how his reality of becoming a people pleaser can be linked to his experience of divorce as a child. This story inspired me to move past my lack of trust, which can be linked to my painful childhood memories. The book is a smooth blend of various themes, including trauma, history, forgiveness, spirituality, breathing techniques, psychology, parenting, healing, and much more. Additionally, Peter weaves lyrical words and practical instructions to create a highly engaging and impactful book that will leave the reader truly transformed and enlightened. Read Shadow Work For Beginners to free yourself from your accumulated unhealthy patterns and connect to the bountiful, limitless life you deserve. Thanks for showing the world that men can be emotional and in tune with their inner child, Peter. It's about time!