With Jim Savage, LCDC

Bridging the gap between spirituality and addiction



The Hero's Journey

A Storytelling Adventure With Jim Savage

This 2-part presentation includes a storytelling performance of the Grimm Brothers fairy tale "The Gnome", followed by discussion that reveals the story to be a fascinating metaphor for the recovery process. Taking this a step further, the Hero's Journey is identified as a roadmap for psycho-spiritual development that corresponds with the transition from childhood to adulthood, finding purpose in our lives, and becoming whole.

Part 1: The Gnome

Sit back, relax, and let the drumbeat carry you into the world of your imagination. Jim Savage recorded this storytelling presentation of the Grimm brothers fairy tale "The Gnome" in 1999, and has been using it in substance abuse treatment and personal growth workshops ever since. Enjoy!


Part 2: Finding Yourself in the Story

The Hero’s Journey is a motif found in fairytales and mythology that represents a roadmap for personal transformation. Part 2 presents a discussion on The Gnome story from the perspective of the Hero's Journey, revealing it to be a remarkable metaphor for the recovery process, psychological development and spiritual growth.