The Empath and Shadow Work: Empath as Archetype Volume Four (Paperback)
The Empath, or highly sensitive, artistic, intuitive person, wants bonded, happy family relationships, a soul mate partnership, and a career involving her creativity. Yet many times the Empath repeats painful relationship patterns in which she cannot see her hidden motivations. The Empath and Shadow Work is the fourth in the series, Empath as Archetype, in which Elaine describes Shadow Work, or the study of discovering those parts of ourselves that are hidden, and how those Shadow parts create unhappy outcomes in our lives. More specifically, this book discusses the Empath's tendency to idealize others, and how to heal this pattern so the Empath does not destroy her relationships. Elaine also describes the reverse role of the Empath being idealized, and how the outcome can be very painful and confusing for the Empath as the Enneagram Type Four. The author, Elaine La Joie, has spent ten years as a shaman and certified life coach specifically helping Empaths with their personal transformation so they can create happier, more fulfilled lives and relationships. The Empath and Shadow Work is the fourth in the series, Empath as Archetype, in which Elaine shows her clients how overarching patterns common to Empaths can change using shamanic perspectives and healing techniques including Soul Retrieval, Underworld Work, and Generational Imprint Healing. Other volumes in this series: The Empath and the Archetypal Drama Triangle, The Empath and Shamanic Energy Work, Motivations of the Empath, and the Empath and the Fan-Hero Family System. Each volume builds on the previous volumes. Visit Elaine's website at www.elainelajoie.com for more resources for Empaths.
Elaine La Joie is a shaman and certified life coach. She has been in private practice since 2002 helping Empaths heal old traumas and patterns so that they can create the lives and relationships that they really want. Before Elaine opened her practice she worked at the University of Texas Austin in the psychology department and at the Oregon Medical Laser center as a researcher. Elaine holds degrees in physics and applied physics. She realized a few years into this career path that she was jealous of the others researchers who loved their careers. This, plus a psychic opening led her in a completely new and unexpected direction. Not wanting to advertise as a psychic, Elaine went into Life Coaching instead. She trained with Coach For Life, became certified, and then was horrified when all her clients started asking for readings and training. After a few more years of resistance Elaine trained with the Four Winds Society and later with Marv Harwood of Alberta Canada. Elaine maintains a limited private practice so she can concentrate on writing. She lives in Oregon with her family. Visit Elaine's website at www.elainelajoie.com for more client stories and resources for Empaths.