Los Angeles Expressive Therapies Summit (UCLA sponsored for therapists and educators)
The hero journey is challenging but can foster resilience and renewal. Join us for a workshop that will tap into how our stories, poems, and personal writing can help us explore the importance of finding our own personal hero stories. We will review Joseph Campbell’s definition of the hero journey and what neuroscience teaches us about how we struggle with, find, and need to create our personal hero stories. Then we will explore prompts used to guide cancer patients at Mayo Clinic in writing the stories they need to tell, especially their hero stories. Participants will create a model of a hero story to support their personal and/or professional use of this therapeutic writing strategy.