The Heroic Journey: A Creative Path for Personal Transformation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

5:30 pm

Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 205/206 Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

"Our experience quite literally is defined by our assumptions about life. We make stories about the world and to a large degree live out their plots. What our lives are like depends to a great extent on the script we consciously, or likely unconsciously, have adopted." Carol Pearson - The Hero Within

We live in our stories. Our brains naturally organize our experience of events into a narrative structure that gives our lives a sense of wholeness and coherence. The Hero’s Journey, popularized by Joseph Campbell, describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Within a larger context, even negative experiences can begin to take on a constructive meaning.

Research now suggests that the impact of creative practices on well-being include an improved immune system, reductions in stress and anxiety, increases in positive emotions, and improved health. In this 4-week class, we will explore the power of mindset and perspective through engaging narratives and discussions, creative projects, personal reflection, and storytelling. Gain the tools and support needed for personal transformation by answering the call and taking the first steps across the threshold. Join us!

Instructor: Dominique Del Chiaro, Me.D, is a seasoned educator, a transpersonal life coach, a dance and fitness instructor and mentor teacher. She has facilitated trainings for professional educators and work teams on how to be more impactful and engaging for over 25 years. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in The Hero's Journey and rites of passage.

When:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where:
Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 205/206 Map
Admission:

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Class Fee: $200 (STAP/EA Funds = yes)

Class Code: hero-01

Tags:

Class Health / Wellness 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650 723-9649, healthimprovement@stanford.edu
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