The Hero’s Journey – a 7-Day Residential Workshop

A Seven-Day Residential Workshop Presented by The Fool’s Dance Gestalt Company –

Paul Rebillot School in Ireland

The ‘Slí an Chroí’ Centre, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, July 1st to July 7th, 2017.

The ‘Hero’s Journey’ gives us “… a chance to come in contact with our own internal call for transformation and to go about discovering the steps that we need to take in order to accomplish this transformation …” Paul Rebillot

What is your reaction to the prospect of change in your life? Excitement? Fear? Or both together? Paul Rebillot’s ‘Hero’s Journey’ workshop is a rich and exciting Rite of Passage to help us respond to the “Call to Adventure” and to live fully and authentically in our constantly changing world.

The workshop – an exciting group structure combining elements of myth, theatre, ritual, music, art and movement with Gestalt process – is, at its core, all about our openness to change and to adventure.

Significant change challenges us to move from one level of being to another and such a step into the unknown can call up strong resistance. Traditional societies used Rites of Passage – overseen by a ritual master or shaman – to ceremonialise, celebrate and guide members of the community on their journey through important life stages such as birth, puberty, adulthood, marriage, eldership and death. Importantly, these rituals also taught the initiates that change was part of the normal order of things and showed them ways of dealing with it.

Responding to what he saw as modern society’s need for help in facing change, Paul Rebillot drew on his professional skills as actor, director, musician and psychotherapist – and on his personal experience of spiritual and psychological crisis – to develop a rite of passage for our own times, a blueprint – based on the universal …read more

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