Nature, Myth, Archetypes and the Hero’s Journey

Nature immersion can be even more powerful and transformative when the struggling person begins to understand the deeper significance of certain experiences. In Jungian psychology, eminent psychiatrist Carl Jung pointed out that there are certain universal myths and archetypes that help us to not only better understand our lives, but also the universe around us; these myths and archetypes–often found in nature–can imbue our lives and our experiences with unimaginable power and meaning.

So often, the struggling addict feels lost and devoid of a healthy sense of self or of a sense of purpose in their lives. But when they can finally begin to reframe their experiences using the intrinsic power of archetypes such as the “hero’s journey”, they can then begin to understand and reframe their addiction. Thus, instead of the archetype of the villain or the victim that is so often unconsciously adopted by the addict, the person suffering from addiction can now begin to see the adversity of their addiction as an opportunity to be the archetype of “the hero”. When that occurs, unimaginable magic–including sobriety–can happen!

At Maui Recovery we are the world’s only addiction treatment program that uses Myth, Archetype and “the Hero’s journey” as an intrinsic part of our treatment model and employs masters-level clinicians that are trained to help guide each client through this “Hero’s Journey”–all while using the magical, mythical island of Maui as an essential element and ingredient in this transformative experience.

If you are looking for treatment where you sit in a circle in a folding chair in a generic office venting about your life–Maui Recovery is not for you.

If you want to go on the adventure of your life and to get to know who you really are–to transform into that person that you’ve always know that you can be–then we welcome you to Maui Recovery where miracles and transformations truly do happen!


The Maui Recovery Team