The Hero’s Journey – A Process of Psychological Development and Personal Transformation

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce The Hero’s Journey as a way to understand psychological development and transformation.


Be prepared to teach human psychological development and transformation from the lens of the Hero’s Journey.


Define myths and explain how they relate to human psychological development. Describe how Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell have explained the similarities in themes, structure and symbols of myths across cultures. Describe archetypes. Explain the gifts in exploring mythological symbolism. Describe The Hero’s Journey from The Call through The Initiation, and The Return Home.

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