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Hero's Journey® Coaching, Workshops, and Trainings Overview

"If we find ourselves struggling against overwhelming odds and strong opponents with courage and perseverance, 

we have triggered the archetype of the hero."   Joseph Campbell

Hero's Journey® Coaching, Workshops, and Trainings are designed to help individuals recognize and awaken the hero within as they traverse their life journeys. ​Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, teacher and storyteller, described in the book The Hero With a Thousand Faces the common elements found in mythic adventures throughout the history of mankind. Coaching, Workshops and Trainings are inspired by and founded on the archetype of the hero and the stages the hero progresses through as described by Campbell.

What will it take for you to bring forth your Inner Hero?

Every person called upon to begin the hero’s journey lives through their own trials and triumphs, meets a mentor and allies, fights foes, and is rewarded for their efforts.  Calling upon their Inner Hero one must ultimately face their dragons. The person is transformed as aspects of themselves have died off and a new self emerges. Returning home, the person brings their elixir, or the gifts they have received from the journey to those just starting out.

Coaching, Workshops, and Trainings use a multimedia approach (video clips, art, poetry, journaling and discussion) and offer opportunities to examine your own experiences of being the hero in your life. Whether working individually or within a group setting reviewing the stories of heroes both fictional and non-fictional and spending time with the self reflection questions will allow you to gain insight, inspiration, and confidence!  Trainings and consultations are offered for clinicians and practitioners who wish to incorporate the Hero's Journey® narrative, when working with individuals in their private practice or in larger organizations. 


JoAnn Dorio Burton, CLC, (Certified Life Coach) and CPRP, (Certified Psychiatric Rehab Practitioner) is an author, consultant, life coach and trainer. She has presented at numerous workshops and plenaries in the past 20 years. She has developed and facilitated life/work skills training classes throughout her career and in 2018 she received the Psychiatric Rehab Practitioner award for her life long work.  Originally co-created with Kristin Becker the Hero’s Journey® workbook has been adapted to reach people with mental health concerns, teens, caregivers, elders, people struggling with weight issues and personal finances, helping professionals, and those on the path to find their authentic self. She is available to design a Hero's Journey® workbook to address your specific target audience using the stages of the journey as outlined by Joseph Campbell. Consultation and professional mentorship are available for those wanting to bring the Hero's Journey® to their organization or business. Her work is acknowledged by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

JoAnn has a 35+ career in community mental health and spent the last 8 years as the Coordinator of Social and Vocational programs at Windhorse Community Services, a contemplative-based mental health program in Boulder, Colorado. Serving 23 years at Mental Health Partners, she spent 16 of those years as a Senior staff member at Chinook Clubhouse, an ICCD certified social-vocational program for people with long-term mental health issues.  She has a BA in Therapeutic Recreation and Sociology from Lehman College, CUNY and attended the Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University. 

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