WORKSHOP: We can never be free to create our lives if we are in service to fixed, internalized, and largely unconscious ideas. We will engage questions which stir, sift, and raise the consciousness of those deeply ingrained ideas that create or repeat patterns in our lives, for with consciousness comes the power to choose more freely. Please bring a note pad and pen for journaling. : <b>James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and the executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas. He is the author of 50 articles, reviews, and eleven books, including The Middle Passage: [...]
WORKSHOP: Apart from friends, family, and good work, what matters most in our lives? What values lead us to a freer, larger life, a more considered course? Together we will examine the crippling role fear management systems play in our choices, why we are called to choose ambiguity over familiarity, why the world is driven by verbs not nouns, how life is most meaningful in the face of mortality, and how genuine spirituality is a journey not an arrival. A more considered life asks more of us than may be comfortable, but we are rewarded with a more interesting story. His [...]
WORKSHOP: "We can never be free to create our lives if we are in service to fixed, internalized, and largely unconscious ideas. We will engage questions which stir, sift, and raise the consciousness of those deeply ingrained ideas which create or repeat patterns in our lives, for with consciousness comes the power to choose more freely." James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, author of nine books, most recently Creating a Life and On This Journey We Call Our Life, and executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas.
WORKSHOP: Susceptibility to emotional states and archetypal possessions is an all too human experience. From the individual and personal to the collective and global, we find ourselves swimming in a sea of archetypal influences; many of which we remain unaware of throughout our life. He discusses those experiences, states, and fields from which we need and seek redemption. Virtually everyone has either committed or been the recipient of some form of moral transgressions of innate moral codes, and each in their own way shackles and yokes the individual to the wheel of seemingly endless repetitions. From the lives of trauma victims [...]
WORKSHOP: Myths of descent into the underworld illuminate the nature of the spiritual journey. The disasters and unexpected epiphanies of everyday life can bring us to what we know at a soul level, or yearning to be authentic. Jung's emphasis on individuation and Joseph Campbell's challenge to us to find our personal myth depends on making choices that ring deeply true for us. In her perennial classics Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman and now in Goddesses in Older Women (about archetypes in women over fifty), Jean Shinoda Bolen brings our archetypes to life and enables us to recognize them [...]
WORKSHOP: This workshop will draw upon poetic metaphor and myth to illuminate the path we are traveling. Each of us is an unfinished work in process that is shaped by large and small choices we make with intended and unintended consequences. Major unexpected and difficult changes occur in relationships, finances, and health. Once we realize that dreams, physical symptoms, moods, addictions, joy, contentment, gratitude and creativity are all indications about how we are doing, we can check in with ourselves and get our bearings. The call to choose a path with soul is a heart choice, it may begin as an [...]
WORKSHOP: Everyone has an ego that wishes, and wills, and fears. But Jung tells us that we also have a Self that has the ability to cancel our wishes, frustrate our wills, and intensify our fears, all in the service of a mysterious project: individuation. How do we recognize the Self? Jung found evidence of the Self in dreams. But how does the Self speak to us in dreams? Using examples from a variety of sources, Dr. Beebe will demonstrate how we can identify the Self and how the Self emerges in dreams as a dynamic presence, organizing a new psychological [...]
WORKSHOP: Three additional central themes in Jung’s Red Book for our concentration are: the role of the inferior function; Jung’s experience of God-images and God; Eros-Logos and Jung’s notion of anima/animus. Ann Belford Ulanov Ph.D., L.H.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Memorial Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytical Association; author of numerous books and articles, including, with her late husband Barry Ulanov, Cinderella and her Sisters: The Envying and the Envied, and by herself The Unshuttered Heart: Opening to Aliveness [...]