Robert Dilts – Hero’s Journey

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Saturday Morning Talk:
The Fundamental Hero’s Journey

December 5, 2015 (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
St. Agnes Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

Based on the work of Joseph Campbell (Hero with a Thousand Faces), the Hero’s Journey is an archetypal path of individual transformation. It is a map that shows the stages of our personal process of evolution. These stages are revealed time and again in myths and legends in all cultures throughout the history of humanity. While the structure of these stages is universal, the expression is completely unique for each individual.

At different times in our lives we are aware of a calling; a push or pull forward. This starts us on a path of learning and growth. Along this path we meet inevitable challenges. Confronting these challenges forces us to evolve in ways and new direction and brings us to a journey of self-discovery. In this morning workshop, Robert Dilts will discuss the concepts behind the hero’s journey, and help participants begin to cross a threshold into a new territory outside of their comfort zones, finding the proper guardians (resources), and facing and transforming inner “demons” or “shadows.”

Saturday Afternoon Workshop: Embarking on Your Own Hero’s Journey
December 5, 2015 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
St. Agnes Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

In order to effectively complete such a journey of self-discovery, we need maps, tools and resources. The afternoon experiential program will bring together the Hero’s Journey structure with the tools and principles of Robert Dilts’ Third Generation Neuro-Linguistic Programming as presented in the book,
The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Stephen Gilligan, 2011). Participants will work on areas of change and transition in their lives, using powerful principles and methods to awaken and strengthen the necessary inner resources.

Participants will learn how to:

* More effectively recognize and manage the stages of change they are experiencing
* Connect with and transform the energetic source of difficult feelings
* Overcome blocks and move forward on their life paths with more freedom and flexibility
* Bring more energy, creativity and generativity into their daily lives
* Handle challenging situations with more elegance and ease


Robert Dilts has been a developer, author, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) – a model of human behavior, learning and communication – since its creation in 1975 by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. A long time student and colleague of both Grinder and Bandler, Robert also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, M.D., and Gregory Bateson.

He is the author of numerous books, including The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (with Stephen Gilligan, 2009), which encourages the reader to embark on a path of learning and transformation that will reconnect them with their deepest calling, transform limiting beliefs and habits, heal emotional wounds and physical symptoms, deepen intimacy, and improve self-image. Just published in October of 2010 is the long awaited NLP II: The Next Generation (with Judith DeLozier and Deborah Bacon Dilts). This book reviews the new developments which have enriched the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming since the publication of NLP Volume I. During the last 30 years, NLP developers and practitioners have expanded the boundaries of NLP, creating a new generation of models and applications.

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