The Hero Workshop: Exploring the Hero Journey Motif in Your Own Life

The Hero Journey motif appears in numerous narratives, such as myth, literature, film, and in the human experience. Films such as Star Wars, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz, and more, follow this structure. They follow an “average” character, an sometimes-you-have-to-be-your-own-hero-quote-1every-person, who is living an unassuming life but is soon to discover that they are, in fact, extraordinary, and the only one who can go on the journey to face the most fearsome of tasks. Once seen, participants can begin to apply the hero structure to the story of their own lives.

This experience can offer a shift in perspective on the seemingly insurmountable challenges you’ve had, and encourages you to begin to view themselves as the hero or heroine of your own life story. It can be a very empowering experience.

Learn how to:

  • Identify the support systems in your life, as your mentors and allies.
  • See the challenges and traumas in your life in a different way.
  • Shift from victimhood to victor! • Be more willing to take risks without fear.
  • Increase your self-image.


  • A structure you can return to repeatedly when faced with challenges and trying circumstances.
  • A valuable tool to help your students/clients shift his or her perception of themselves from victim to hero.