3. The Warrior

Ways to Understand and Cope Using Archetypes

Francisco de Goya, Children Fighting and Playing on a See-saw, ca 1782

Why do we fight? One reason is because we all have a natural urge to protect ourselves.

Throughout history, human beings have fought both physically and mentally.

Children need to learn how to fight fair.  As a therapist, I work with children to help them express their Warrior in a safe way.  We all have a Wise Warrior, which helps us to do this. As we grow and mature, we can learn to express more of our Wise Warrior.  Some children build their Wise Warrior through sports, martial arts, dance, or any focused activity that builds strength and stamina.

Warriors are expressed in many children’s books.  Recent popular Warriors include Aang and Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Sam and Frodo from Lord of the Rings.

Learn more about how children develop a healthy Warrior Archetype. Know Thyself:  A Kid’s Guide to the Archetypes is available here.

Next Archetype:  The Caregiver

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