Their are many different methods of healing, and in the symbolic sense, you will deal with some demons & dragons on your journey, but ultimately you should gradually end up more deeply grounded into your body. As opposed to feeling spaced out or more disconnected. The spiritual journey always brings us back home, back to our birth rite, back into our body. It's the horror (aka demons & dragons) that keeps us from coming back home.
A shaman or healer creates a sacred space so you can hold the horror in consciousness. As your gaze stays upon the horror, you "retrieve" that part for yourself. To put it simply, you take that part of yourself back from the demon. This makes you stronger, & the "devil" a little weaker. You'll face more "shadow" material when you have a trusted guide go with you. It's easy to say, but remember, we are very multidimensional, & unfortunately we are pretty "comfortably numb". A shaman can take you as far as he has gone. If your stagnating, it's most often your resistance, but if it persists, you might have hit your guides "edge", or in this case "boundary".