We all have Hero and Dragon in us. Both like to be in control, but only one leads at a time. Whoever is in charge gets more powerful over time, and neither can destroy the other.
When Hero is in control, we are calm, clear-thinking, caring and creative.
Dragons on the other hand can be rash, confused, self-centered and even destructive. Dragons can be related to negative emotions like anger, frustration and greed.
The object of Hero Dragon is to keep our heroes in charge as much as possible. When Dragons arise, we calm ourselves to restore Hero control.
Dealing with Dragons is tricky. They can take any form, and they grow increasingly convinced of their own false stories. Only when a dragon recognizes the situation, can transformation happen.We come to learn to befriend dragons and care for them.
Discovering and nurturing our own personal ways of confronting and de-escalating heightened emotions is fundamental. With practice over time, techniques for calming ourselves become more and more refined and effective. Collaborating with others is very helpful.
Ultimately, we revere dragons for guiding us to wake up. We understand that we are at our best when each side, Hero and Dragon, is aware of the other -> integrated as HeroDragon.
Hero Dragon was born of a parental impulse to collaborate toward emotional awareness. As such, a workbook for parents is available.