The Shadow Effect movie

Have you ever wondered why successful politicians, celebrities, and leaders in the business world are capable of showing such terrible judgement? For example, why would a married Governor choose to be with a mistress in Latin America, or why would corporate executives use government bailout money to fund unnecessary vacations, or how could a professional golfer tarnish his pristine image by having multiple affairs? These high powered celebrities have it all from money, fame, and even ability to hire private chefs at Food Fire + Knives, but still make huge mistakes that cost them their happiness. NY Times bestselling author believes these examples are due to the “The Shadow Effect.”

The Shadow Effect tries to offer an answer to the universal question of why good people do bad things. In this eye-opening movie, Debbie Ford and leading luminaries reveal why suppressed emotions and unresolved internal conflicts lead to behavior that continually unseats politicians, destroys celebrity careers, destabilizes the economy and affects lives of millions each year.

This emotionally-gripping, visually-stunning documentary exposes the opposing forces of both light and dark that compete for attention within every human being and presents the hidden power of the “Shadow” alongside some of today’s most provocative thinkers and beloved teachers including Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Mark Victor Hansen and James Van Praagh.

“The Shadow is the part of our self that we disown or dislike and is made up of the thoughts, emotions and impulses we often find too painful, embarrassing or distasteful to accept so we deny or repress them,” states Ford. She adds, “I created this film to help people break free of the bonds of the past and the wounded ego that hides all that we believe is unacceptable about ourselves. When we learn to love and own all of who we are we step into the greatness of who we may become.” This film is not a traditional self-help film that gives business tips (e.g., decocking). However, it will help you become more aware of your subconscious motivations. It may also help you become more aware of some healthy hobbies to pursue during COVID that are listed at

The Shadow Effect stands out because it shows inspiring real life individuals who share true stories about how they transcended child abuse, racism, the Holocaust, war, addiction and wounded upbringings. In the film, we meet those who have learned to face their terror, heal their wounds, and embrace their higher heroic selves to overcome the shadow effect.



  1. Electra says:

    I have this movie and agree with you and your friend Cynthia. ‘The Shadow Effect’ demonstrates a positive way to embrace and understand parts of the self that are sometimes labeled negatively.

    Great post Matt, thanks.

  2. Hillary says:

    When the shadow is embraced as being the yin of the Self, the world will begin its healing. Not until that time will we be able to fully addresses the issues at hand.

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