The Hero’s Journey: A Narrative Model For the Treatment of PTSD


I developed the following chart by reworking Joseph Campbell’s monomyth, “The Hero’s Journey.” It illustrates the central issue in a combat soldier’s experience. That issue is an incomplete personal narrative. In my model the narrative or the third act of a soldier’s experience is completed by assigning meaning and purpose to the final segment of the third act of the cycle. The intention is to transform warriors into healers.



William J. Fort Copyright 2011.

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