You may be surprised that you could have a part of your self that you don't know you disown. Usually it's a shamed part. You hide it. You keep it secret through varied ways, such as being over-identified with performance or people-pleasing. Such ways are inhuman. It's a product of toxic shame, refusing to accept normal human weakness. In therapy, you bring this hidden thing of you out of hiding and secrecy. You learn to speak and listen to a shamed, disowned part of you. By so doing, you are turning your shadow into light. You free up an energy that has been bound, so you could heal ... at last.