Shadow Play

Three Days of Shadow Practice



Online Workshop via Zoom
November 13 - 15, 2024

This three-day online workshop will introduce you to Cindy Lou’s Shadow Play—an approach to working with shadow that is fun, uplifting, light-hearted, and impactful. Cindy Lou and Diane will explore how to do individual shadow work with your clients. Finally, Diane will share how to work with shadow in groups.

This program will provide opportunities for you to shed outdated belief systems and experience more of who you already are. You will leave the course with tools to support you in an ongoing shadow practice.


  • Learn more about shadow and how to become more aware of it
  • Engage in experiential processes to liberate shadow
  • Clear blocks to greater freedom, loving, and joy
  • Explore your bright shadow as well as learn to love and value those less desirable aspects of self
  • Clear blocks to being more you
  • Experience greater levels of compassion and acceptance
  • Learn how to create more of what you want in life


  • 18 hours of live online contact with Diane Musho Hamilton and Cindy Lou Golin, PhD
  • Opportunities to work with Cindy Lou and Diane during the live Zoom call
  • Practicing in a supportive community
  • Tools and practices to engage after the program


November 13 - 15, 2024
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm MT

Your learning experience in this course is built on your participation and practice. We expect a firm commitment to participate in all teaching sessions.

Suggested reading: The Shadow Playbook: Over 100 Ways to Shine Light on More of Who You Already Are by Cindy Lou Golin PhD

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General Admission $1299 USD
Early Registration $1099 until September 29, 2024

Scholarship opportunities are available for those under 30, people of color with financial need, and those with a negative currency exchange against the US dollar.

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Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane is the founder and lead trainer of the Real LIFE Programs. She is an award-winning mediator, and a teacher of Zen meditation. She received dharma transmission from Genpo Merzel Roshi in 2006. Diane served as the Director of Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary from 1994 - 1999, mediating many kinds of matters from simple neighborhood disputes to complex, multi-party negotiations. She was most recognized for her skills in facilitating the difficult conversations related to race, gender, and religion in Utah.

She began working with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute in 2004, and for fifteen years has held transformative containers for many people interested in their own development.

She is the author of three books on conflict resolution, relationship skills, and compassionate conversations. Her next book, coming in 2025, is Waking Up and Growing Up: A Practitioners Guide to Integral Zen co-authored with Gabriel Wilson.

Shadow Play

Dr. Cindy Lou Golin

Dr. Cindy Lou Golin is a leadership coach, life coach, facilitator, and instructional designer with decades of experience focused on human transformation. She has a PhD in transpersonal psychology and additional graduate certificates including clinical psychology, spiritual psychology, creative expression, and soul-centered leadership.

Cindy Lou helps clients untie their egoic knots and shift into more authentic, heartfelt expression. She has a knack for facilitating personal insights and then helping you translate them into meaningful practices that create ongoing, sustainable change. If you have a clear intention and willingness, she can support you in getting where you want to be.

She has had the privilege of working with clients across six continents, including Fortune 500 companies, C-suite executives, professional and Olympic athletes, actors, creative artists, professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, facilitators, parents, and more.

She is the author of The Shadow Playbook: Over 100 Ways to Shine Light on More of Who You Already Are. While Dr. Golin is considered an authority and expert in human transformation, she describes herself as a perpetual student who loves to play and enjoy Beginner’s Mind.