The Hero’s Journey
for Overcomers of Sexual Violation

Hero's Journey Overview

The Hero’s Journey for Overcomers of Sexual Violation™
provides a lit path, with practical tools and a supportive community,
to transform survivors into thrivers in the aftermath of sexual violation.

Stage 1: Awakening

Awakening stage

I recognize the impact of my past, and I’m ready to begin my journey.

In the Awakening stage, you recognize that today’s pain is rooted in your violation, and you embrace the possibility of healing. You move from the known world – familiar and limited – to the world of transformation.

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Stage 2: Transformation

Transformation stage

I want to begin or expand my Transformation work.

In the Transformation stage, a safe, loving network of healing resources empowers you to slay the dragons of shame and PTSD. Your mental, emotional, physical, and relational symptoms – manifestations of underlying trauma – begin to fade. You become fully immersed in the transforming world, and you begin a new life.

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Stage 3: Reward

Reward stage

I’m satisfied with my Transformation work and I’m ready  to reclaim the treasure of my true self.

In the Reward stage, you reap the benefits of your Transformation work by actualizing the dreams, designs, desires and delights inside you. You reclaim the treasure of your true self — your freedom, child-like joy, spirit, and integrated story. You feel Big inside, and play Big in the world. You shine again, without shame.

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Stage 4: Shining

Shining stage

I’ve completed Free to Shine!℠ and I’m ready to share the treasure of my true self with the world.

In the final stage of the Hero’s Journey, you are Shining with freedom and ease. As author and hero of your story, you return to the Known World bearing the gift of your unique self, and – on your terms – inspire others to begin their own journeys.

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Reclaim the treasure of your true self!

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