‘The Hero’s Journey’

A Call to Adventure – “The Hero’s Journey” 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: Do you have a sense that there could be more to life than you are living? Do you experience an inner yearning for fulfilment? Paul Rebillot’s ‘Hero’s Journey’ workshop could help you come into contact with your own internal call for transformation. The workshop – an exciting group structure combining Gestalt process and groupwork with elements of myth, theatre, ritual, music, art and movement – is a modern-day rite of passage.

Significant change challenges us to move from one level of being to another, to step into the unknown. Traditional societies used Rites of Passage – overseen by a ritual master or shaman – to ceremonialise, celebrate and guide members of their 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 our society’s urgent 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 monomyth of the Hero’s Journey – for dealing with change and transformation.

Entering the Hero’s Journey process we come to discover the Hero within us and – having heard a Call to Adventure – we set off with her or him on a …read more

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