About your Hero’s Journey

About your Hero’s Journey

Dr E Hollywood and The White Rabbit say Scrap the guide! And head for the stars…

Dr E and the Rabbit are a psychologist and a counsellor respectively. Together they form Change Matters read more about them.

This blog is ultimately about self-knowledge. By which we mean, a personal quest to uncover your true self beneath the layers of woundedness that life inevitably wraps us in.

Our question to you: Who do you think you are at the moment?

We invite you to take the hero’s journey to discover who you really are.

On any journey one gets a guide, a map, a carte of the territory. But some terrains are extremely difficult to chart, if it is possible at all. Scrap The Guide acknowledges that what we can give you on your adventure is support, and stories of our own experiences on similar paths. Your terrain will be unique, unlike any other, and your challenges and solutions beautifully personal too. That’s why we say, Scrap the guide! And head for the stars – because self-help means tuning in to the cosmos, and the sky’s the limit…

Along the way you will make perception jumps (sometimes a fall), have strange meetings, see new things, and see through things. It will become clear to you that anything is possible.

Fittingly, your companion in this strange new world is a White Rabbit…assisted by her occasional sidekick, the venerable Dr E Hollywood.

About the (your) hero’s journey:

Dr Hollywood cites Wikipedia:

The hero starts in the ordinary world, and receives a call to enter an unusual world of strange powers and events (a call to adventure). If the hero accepts the call to enter this strange world, the hero must face tasks and trials (a road of trials), and may have to face these trials alone, or may have assistance. At its most intense, the hero must survive a severe challenge, often with help earned along the journey. If the hero survives, the hero may achieve a great gift (the goal or “boon”), which often results in the discovery of important self-knowledge. The hero must then decide whether to return with this boon (the return to the ordinary world), often facing challenges on the return journey. If the hero is successful in returning, the boon or gift may be used to improve the world (the application of the boon).

This is your call!


4 thoughts on “About your Hero’s Journey”

  • White Rabbit GOGOGOGOGOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    Great that there’s a blog on ” becoming who you ARE” !!!!!!
    Dutch psychotherapist Ineke Kroese (ineke.kroese@hetnet.nl) (my most dearly Beloved), has had that motto in her battle-banner for 3 years now, with great personal success and professional satisfaction.
    I like the idea of being my own hero. In preparation for some wedding speech I once picked up an Afghan saying: ” A man has to do three things in life: tame a horse, save a damsel in distress and plant a tree”. Being a cityslicker from Rotterdam, I’ve never managed the first; the damsel from Indwe that I “saved” 50 years ago was perfectly capable of doing the job all on her own; my tree is a fig tree from Cape Town, but it is having a hard time in Holland, especially this winter (as was I)!
    Congratulations on your HUGE undertaking. If I can be of service: let me know?!
    ps: doubtless you’ve found the right spelling of “inevitably”?
    (JAJAH, Miranda, I SAID we would be critical-to-the-bone!!!!!!!)