n his book, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road – How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You its Worst”, Dr. Sam Alibrando describes several practices that enabled Dorothy to take a hero’s journey when a twister took her away from her familiar life in Kansas and landed her in the Land of Oz.
Divorce is like a twister for many couples, unexpected, scary, dangerous and unsettling. Dr. Alibrando tells us “The hero’s journey turns adversity into growth. This is the hero’s journey and the road the hero takes is paved with yellow brick.”
Along the yellow brick road, Dorothy encounters the Knowing Scarecrow, the Courageous Lion, and the Loving Tin Man. With the help of her three companions, and their corresponding gifts of brains, courage, and heart, Dorothy is able to be the hero of her own transformative journey. As Dorothy faced obstacles along her journey she was able to integrate her three companions to help her successfully reach the Emerald City and find her way back home. Before the twister, Dorothy was tired of her life in Kansas and was dreaming of a place “somewhere over the rainbow.” After the twister and her journey through the strange and uncharted land of Oz with its apple-throwing trees, scary forest, poison poppy field, Wicked Witch of the West, and flying monkeys she finds a new appreciation of her life in Kansas. Through her experience and with the help of her three companions, Dorothy grows and changes. She is no longer dreaming of “somewhere over the rainbow” and discovers there is “no place like home.” She has changed for the better on her journey along the yellow brick road.
You can be the hero of your own journey and positively transform and grow through the divorce process by relying on a well-trained and experienced mediator to guide you. If you access the wisdom of the Scarecrow, the courage of the Lion, and the heart of the Tin Man you can study your options, face your fears, and resolve to manage your emotions through the divorce process. Avoid the lions, tigers, and bears in the litigation forest and follow your mediator’s yellow brick road to settlement success.
Call now to schedule Initial Consultation at New Day Divorce and take the first step along your hero’s journey.