How Counselors Can Use the Hero’s Journey to Aid Clients in Making Sense of their Struggles


“Heroes and Mentors: A Consideration of Relational-Cultural Theory and “The Hero’s Journey””
By Derek L. Robertson and Christopher Lawrence
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Volume 10, 2015 – Issue 3

“Derived from mythology around the world and over the ages, Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey” provides a conceptual roadmap for confronting life’s challenges. The way in which clients navigate these challenges may also have a profound effect on their relational development. This article examines The Hero’s Journey through the lens of relational-cultural theory and illustrates ways in which counselors can aid clients in making sense of the struggles they face on their own personal journeys.”

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