The Hero’s Journey is a common story structure that takes place in Three Major Stages.
Each Life Journey undertaken by our Young People is entirely unique to them.
First, the Hero/Heroine’s ordinary life is disrupted by a call for adventure.
Second, the Hero/Heroine has to overcome ordeals and defeat adversaries & obstacles during their quest, as they learn about their abilities.
Finally, they return home transformed, more confident, self-aware & ready to tackle any challenge or ordeal that may appear in their lives.
In each Journey, there is a certain mysterious figure, unknown to the Hero/Heroine who acts as a tutelary guide.
A Wizard, Teacher, Sage or other Archetype: In this case, a MENTOR.
This Person is the one who will assist the Hero/Heroine in overcoming the Refusal of the Call, and who will walk beside them as they each discover their unique, Heroic Qualities.