PAHJ Refusing The Call


Pre-order your on-demand virtual retreat with John Breeding now. Available December 2015.

The Dangers Of Refusing The Call Of The Hero’s Journey

Read Dr. Breeding’s Essay

Why does Refusing The Call, through anesthetizing ourselves and our children, interrupt a process of creativity, chaos and even madness that is needed to create a new reality?  How can we meet these opportunities for growth without pathologizing ourselves or our experiences?

Read John Breeding’s riveting essay on The Dangers of Refusing the Call here. Subscribe to the Parenting As A Hero’s Journey e-newsletter and find out when upcoming free LIVE calls will be held with your favorite author and guide:



What is a Virtual Retreat?

Parenting As A Hero's Journey

A Parenting As A Hero’s Journey Virtual Retreat allows you to EXPERIENCE a deep dive into an adventure created specifically for parents like you… parents who are hearing a call to a different way of being as a way to create the world you want your children to inherit. Your virtual retreat with Robin Grille includes:

When You Register, you receive your first set of emails from Robin with introductions and instructions on how to participate in the quest ahead.

A Welcoming Initiation. Each virtual retreat begins with an audio podcast with your guide who will share an overview of the journey ahead.

Breadcrumbs On The Trail: Each virtual retreat includes practical guidance, exercises and love notes emailed three times a week for the three week journey.

The Deep Dive: A webinar that covers the deepest, most profound insights into the guide’s teachings.  This webinar is for you to keep and enjoy.  .

Closing Circle: A second audio podcast with a summary of the virtual retreat and final take-home tools, tips and inspiration.

Your Virtual Retreat Facilitator: Rebecca Thompson is a holistic counselor will be your facilitator for all of the virtual retreats through 2015.



johnJohn Breeding, PhD, has been a psychologist for over 25 years, working with adults, children and families in Austin, Texas and around the world. A significant part of John’s work involves counseling with parents and children. He lectures and leads workshops for parents and educators on handling the challenge of a child who is labeled a “problem.” One purpose is to assist adults in becoming more effective in their work with young people, offering non-drug alternatives to helping young people who are having a hard time. He is also director of Texans For Safe Education, a citizens group dedicated to challenging the ever-increasing role of psychiatry, especially psychiatric drugs, in the schools. Dr. Breeding is also active on other challenges of psychiatric oppression, including electroshock, and the psychiatric drugging of elders in nursing homes.

Dr. Breeding obtained his doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Texas. He is the author of four books: The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses, The Necessity of Madness and Unproductivity: Psychiatric Oppression or Human Transformation, True Nature and Great Misunderstandings, and Eyes Wide Open: Parenting and Life Manifestos for the 21st Century.

“It is a privilege to work with you. Let’s defend the spirited nature of our children (and ourselves)!”

–John Breeding





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