Awakening the Hero Web Course Staff
Your Allies, Guides & Helpers Along the Way
His founding work, and his life’s work, is with the Hero’s Journey Foundation, which he has cultivated over the past 16 years. This work is a uniquely crafted blend of psychological, mythical, and spiritual transformation work. He makes use of inspiring community environments to deepen self awareness and embrace unifying life experiences.
Many people have participated in this work from various traditions, cultures and countries over the years, having experienced a deep level of personal, communal and nature-based support. This way of being awakened and enlivened greatly assists those who seek successful passage through significant life transitions. It is also very useful for those seeking to overcome the obstacles and self-imposed limitations that hinder personal development and unifying experiences.
Michael is a licensed clinical psychologist with MGM Psychological Associates. He has been devoted to full-time private practice, providing intensive individual and group psychotherapy for more than 25 years. He has practiced at The Nuin Center for the past 20 years.
He taught for thirteen years at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in Miami, FL. He became a senior faculty member there, and he completed his teaching in 2010 as the Dean of Advanced Studies in Brennan Integration Work. As the AS Dean he created, designed, implemented and taught a training curriculum for body-mind healing, depth work and process facilitation. This curriculum was then brought to other BBSH schools in Austria and Japan.
Michael has an enduring passion for the co-creation and enlivening of unfolding developmental processes in community settings. He holds in high regard the potential to engage and restore vitality and well-being in individuals, groups and organizations through mythic and depth processes.
He strives to bring forth, through his own presence, what Joseph Campbell called “the zeal of eternity for incarnation in time”.
Anna is a lifelong learner, and an advocate for holistic education. Her current work is in Family and Community Engagement within traditional K-8 education structures.
Her commitment to inquiry, community and digital presence drives her ongoing exploration of bringing learning and connection together in innovate and vital new ways.
She’s been working with the Hero’s Journey Community for 20 years, and is passionate about sharing her love of adventure and whole-hearted, soulful living.
Josef began a healing and awakening journey that lead him to train in Transformational Breath Work, Past live Regression Hypnotherapy, Family Constellation Therapy, and the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for the past 10 years where he is a current faculty member and Supervisor. Involved in the Heroes journey program for the past 7 years.
His work as allow him to be curious about his own humanity, spiritual nature, and mostly the essence of a human heart. He truly believes in the basic goodness of the human experience.
Josef’s passion is to support and facilitate individuals and groups, to create an opportunity to experience a sense of wellness, full aliveness and empowerment.
Jimena’s background as a physician and a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing have shaped her commitment to deepening her own self-awareness, and have deeply informed her way of working with clients. She continues to strive towards integrating the various aspects of the human consciousness system.
She has 20 years of experience in the healing arts, and has been involved with the Hero’s Journey Foundation’s depth work since 2008. Jimena is passionate about the joy, vitality and freedom inherent in accepting her own humanity and vulnerability; her current path of learning is devoted to the importance of laughter, and taking herself less seriously.