Break Through to Emotional and Spiritual Freedom

Although the human psyche has been explored by the greatest intellects, most of us still live in the dark and feel continually perplexed by the behavior of our loved ones, our neighbors, and—more often than not—ourselves. But to live a full life, it is essential to understand the human shadow and its effect on our own lives and the lives of those around us.

Based on the groundbreaking work of the late Debbie Ford, a longtime friend, teacher, and faculty-member at many of the foremost transformational venues, conferences, and institutes in the world, The Shadow Experience invites you on a transformative personal journey from darkness to light. Through an experiential process of self-discovery, you:

  • Peel away limitations and discover the authentic power of your true self.
  • Expose hidden impulses that influence your daily decisions.
  • Break free from fear, shame, regret, and self-sabotaging behaviors.
  • Revolutionize the way you see yourself and others, opening up a whole new world of possibilities.

In a safe and supportive environment, you gain the ability to embrace your greatest gifts and step into your most powerful, loving, and exuberant self.

The Next Shadow Experience Workshop...

June 22nd - June 24th, 2018 

Omega Insitute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, New York 12572


Friday 8-10 pm
Saturday 9 am-Noon
Saturday 2:30–5:00 pm
Saturday 7:30–9:30 pm
Sunday 9am–Noon

Cost: $390 (food & lodging additional)

November 11th - November 13th, 2016

Eileen Fisher Learning Lab
Irvington, New York

Friday: 7:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 9:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $395 including Saturday lunch & dinner

Click here for more information and to register

February 3rd - February 5th, 2017

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Friday: 7:30–9:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30–11:30 am, 1:30–4:00 pm, 7:30–9:30 pm

Sunday: 8:30–11:30 am

Cost: $330 plus lodging and meals

Click here for more information and to register

June 30th - July 2nd, 2017

Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, New York

Friday: 8:00-10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am –12:00 pm, 2:30–5:00 pm, 7:30–9:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Registration opening soon

Program Leader

The Shadow Experience is led by Kelley Kosow.

Kelley Kosow is the author of The Integrity Advantage, a motivational speaker, and the Chief Executive Officer of the highly acclaimed Ford Institute.  She continues the legacy of the New York Times bestselling author and thought leader, the late Debbie Ford, and leads the development and teachings of The Ford Institute’s transformational programs to thousands of people across the globe. 

Known as a “kick-ass coach” to high-level executives, change makers, and celebrities committed to personal transformation, Kelley blends her quick wit, laser sharp insight, and relentless compassion to help people upgrade their lives on a cellular level. 

Throughout her impressive career as a successful lawyer turned personal growth super star, she has been featured in Oprah Magazine as someone who could “Dream it, Do it,” as well as In Style, People, Working Mother, Latina, NY Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and LA Times. Kelley has also appeared on “The Balancing Act” and

"Kelley is funny, tender, diamond bright and fearless in demanding the best from us." ~ Ruth, United Kingdom 

"Kelley is fiercely devoted to the work and to your transformation. She has a deep understanding of transformational concepts and this shows as soon as she steps on the stage. I feel extremely grateful to call her a mentor and teacher." ~ James, California

"An amazing role model, leader and coach, Kelley believes, lives, and breathes what she teaches and is an example of the impeccable standards and expectations of The Ford Institute." ~ Deborah, Ohio

Frequently Asked Questions
Is there anything I need to bring?
We suggest you bring a journal. Other than that we take care of everything else. All you need to bring is willingness and trust in the process!
What should I wear?
You want to dress comfortably throughout the weekend. We also suggest you bring layers since some meeting rooms can vary in temperature and we want you to be comfortable.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Once you register, you’ll want to fill out the profile we send you and read “The Dark Side of The Light Chasers” by Debbie Ford which is required reading. We highly recommend that you truly give yourself the gift of this experience by taking the time to create a structure that supports you in staying in your process. For example, it is important to unplug during the workshop so prepare by letting your friends, family, and business associates know that you won’t be as readily available by phone, text, or email! The bottom line is that we are all good at staying busy in our external worlds. For this workshop you want to create the space to really connect with your internal world.
Who will be there?
Men, women, couples, families, from age 16 to 76 attend. From CEOs to stay at home parents, from students to retirees, participants vary in terms of career and stages of life. Some are new to the conversation of shadow and some are more familiar with it. The commonality is that they come seeking something more. Whether it is to shift some behavior that is limiting or hurting them, to feel more deeply, to heal their heart, to become unstuck, to regain their confidence, to step into new level of worthiness, or to learn more about themselves, people come with a willingness and wanting and they leave deeply moved and radically changed. There will also be staff and assistants from The Ford Institute who are there to lead and support you every step of the way.
Can I attend with a family member?
Absolutely! We have had spouses, partners, parents and children, siblings, families, blended families, co-workers, and friends attend. We will give you instructions to sit separately for most of the weekend so you can focus on your own process and we will guide you to sit together for particular exercises that will deepen your relationship and your process.
Is there support during the weekend?
YES. The staff and assistants are all Certified Integrative Coaches and we are available to support the group and individuals throughout the weekend. The number of assistants is based on enrollment and the ratio is approximately one assistant for every eight participants.
What happens?
The Shadow Experience is an amazing journey from the dark to the light. It was brilliantly designed by Debbie Ford and is considered one of the most effective and highly respected transformational workshops of our time.

Our work is very experiential. Based on the foundational concepts that "your head cannot take you where your heart longs to go" and “all your answers are inside of you,” Leader Kelley Kosow introduces many different aspects of the shadow and our work and coaches live. These powerful discussions are followed by unique exercises and interactive processes that create an experience of transformation on a deep and cellular level. They support you in dropping below the level of your mind and the trap of your ego so you can access your deep inner wisdom in new and enlightening ways, shift your perceptions, and break free of unconscious limitations that have driven your choices and behaviors.

The group dynamic is also an invaluable catalyst for change. There is sharing privately between participants and with the group on a voluntary basis. Participants see themselves in other people’s sharing and the sharing serves as a catalyst for deep insight and connection that lasts well after the workshop officially ends. There is also time for your own journaling to help you integrate the insights you receive. The entire weekend is a beautifully choreographed, progressive journey so when you leave on Sunday, you will be amazed by your new perspectives and feelings of freedom, joy, and empowerment.
“Our shadow is a divine map that reconnects us to the life we were
meant to live and the people we were meant to be.” 
- Debbie Ford
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