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Heldenreise Hero's Journey

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There are times when essential questions become pressing.

  • Where am I in my life?
  • Where do I find joy and excitement today?
  • Am I at an impasse?
  • What's the next phase in my life?
  • How can I deal with my worries about upcoming changes?
Such is the nature of the questions that the Hero's Journey enables you to explore from new angles, guiding you step by step to help you discover your own answers.

These steps were shaped by Joseph Campbell in his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces". The Process is about what he called the "monomyth", an underlying structure common to all myths of adventure and transformation around the world.

Having perceived "the call for adventure" the hero goes on a journey into the unknown, encounters allies and opponents, crosses the threshold that takes him or her from the secure and familiar into the unfamiliar and mysterious. The Hero undergoes various trials that inspire growth and transformation returning to everyday life empowered with renewed clarity, will, and courage


Based on Campbell's work, Paul Rebillot, a Gestalt therapist, drew on his experience of theatre and healing processes in designing The Hero's Journey, a transformative self-discovery process.

Since 1973, the Hero's Journey has been consistently facilitated throughout Europe by Rebillot himself as well as the people he trained and certified, helping hundreds of people to discover what they really wish for themselves and how they want to go about getting it.

The workshop allows you to get acquainted with your inner "hero" - that part in you that is ready to respond to the call for adventure - and your inner "demon" - that part in you that wants to maintain the status quo.

Confronting these two inner parts, enables you to gain insights into your personal quest and move on to exploring how to integrate your discoveries into your daily life.


The workshop process unfolds step by step, taking everybody's personal rhythm into account. You are free to go as far as you wish in your exploration (and not any further than you wish).

Your journey is based on the experience that you derive from the activities that are proposed, what they trigger in you, and what you're ready to learn.

What you get out of the workshop depends entirely on your personal commitment to be true to yourself. The experiential activities in the workshop bridge Gestalt principles and theatre forms that are close to rituals. They aim at letting you experience within you the power of myth.





"You sense that there is more to life than you are living"

The Hero's Journey - a adventure to find your own path ...

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path, it is someone else's path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else's way, you are not going to realize your potential.”

Joseph Campbell, The Hero's Journey

Next Journey in Spring 2012:

16th - 22th March 2012

in Reichenau an der Rax

(in the area of Vienna)

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