Living More Fully in the Presence of Mortality & Living the Examined Life, with James Hollis, Ph.D.


Event Details


Lecture: Living More Fully in the Presence of Mortality
Presenter: James Hollis, PhD
Friday, September 7th: 7 pm  – 9 pm
Cost: $35   2 Psychology, SW, and MHC CEs offered ($10)

Location: Great Hall, Newton Highlands Congregational Church, 54 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” What matters is how we live in that pause. Since mortality frames our journey, how might we live more fully? What attitudes and practices can help? How can we experience this short pause in a way that is rich with meaning? This lecture will address these questions, as they present in Jungian psychotherapy.

 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Discern how preoccupation with or flight from aging and mortality can appear to govern a client’s life.
  2. Examine the therapist’s attitudes towards and comfort with the themes of aging and mortality.
  3. Shift focus from the flight from mortality to evaluating risk and values in leading a fulfilling life.

References:

Hollis, J. (2009). What Matters Most: living a more considered life. NY: Gotham.
Poland, W.S. (2016). Slouching towards mortality: thoughts on time and death. Journal of the      American Psychoanalytic Association, 64(4), 795-802.
Smith, H. (2016). Time and mortality. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 36(5), 420-434.

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Workshop:  Living the Examined Life:Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey
Presenter: James Hollis PhD
Saturday, September 8th: 9 am -11:30 am

Location: Mandel Center for Humanities, G-3 Auditorium, Brandeis University, 415 South Streetm  Waltham, MA 02453
Cost: $40  2.5 Psychology, MHC and SW CEs offered ($10)

 

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance.   The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source.   This program/workshop will focus on twenty-one steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of “the psychology of the second half of life.”
  2. Review the twenty-one tasks which lead to a more mature life.
  3. Discuss the differences between job, duty, and vocation, as these have been defined by Jungians.
  4. Identify the role of a mature spirituality in the second half of life, and how Jungian psychotherapy can contribute to its realization.

References:

Groves, R.F. (2010). Facing our mortality: transforming our suffering. International Journal of      Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 7(2), 172-179.
Hollis, J. (2018). Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the second half of the journey. Boulder: Sounds True, Inc.
Pinsky, E. (2012). Physic himself must fade: a view of the therapeutic offering through the lens    of mortality. American Imago, 69(1), 29-56.

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CE information:

Visiting Lecturer Series (Intermediate Level): James Hollis, PhD
Sponsoring organization: C.G. Jung Institute-Boston

CE credits awarded upon attendance in its entirety. The C.G. Jung Institute-Boston is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions and requests for information, please contact psychology CE Chair, Dr. Francine Lorimer at 617 818 5587 or francine.lorimer@hotmail.com. For cancellation policy and registration, please visit the C.G. Jung Institute-Boston website,
at cgjungboston.com.  There is no known commercial support for this program

 



James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Washington, D. C. where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.   He is also the author of fifteen books, the latest being Living an Examined Life:  Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey. 
For more information visit: www.jameshollis.net

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