Weekend with James Hollis
Jung on the Hudson Weekend LIVE ONLINE
July 23–24, 2021
Learning to live with ambiguity is learning to live with how life really is,
full of complexities and strange surprises.
— James Hollis
Friday, July 23 | 6:00–7:45 p.m. ET
The Zen Paradox: What You Have Become is Now Your Chief Problem
Creatures of infinite adaptation as we are, our historic accommodations with the world constitute a prejudicing of each new moment, and sabotage of the developmental challenges of later life. It is humbling to realize that what worked for us historically, now limits us to the disempowered, constricted messages of history. Given that relinquishing our protections causes unacceptable anxiety, we are predisposed to repetition, rationalizations, and staying stuck. Only when we recognize this reflexive claim upon us from our past, can we access the resolve to break through into the growth our soul is asking of us.
Saturday, July 24 | 12:00–1:30 & 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET
Necessary Fictions: Therapy as the Critique of “Stories”
We are creatures who need to understand, at any cost. And so we “story” our experiences, and those stories, provisional, localized, and often created at an early stage of our history, become defining narratives. The disarray of our histories nevertheless can be a powerful guide to the “stories” to which we have been in service for many years. Therapy can be understood as the critical analysis of our “operative stories.” Until these “narrative interpretations” can be smoked out, we remain their captive. In a series of exercises, we will be invited to examine the stories we have been serving and then engage stories that honor what wants to unfold from within us.
James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst with a practice in Washington DC. He is the author of 16 books that have been translated into 18 languages. An internationally acclaimed analyst, he is former executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University, and vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. His books include The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life; What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life; The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Mid-Life; Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives; Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World; Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey; and his most recent books: Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times and Prisms: Reflections on this Journey We Call Life.
July 18-23, 2021
The Many Faces of Truth
A weeklong seminar with James Hollis, Josephine Evetts-Secker, Lionel Corbett, Ann Belford Ulanov, Christine Downing, and Michael Meade
July 23-24, 2021
A Weekend with James Hollis
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All conference sessions will be recorded. In addition to making each session’s replay video available at the end of each day, all replays will be accessible through Saturday, July 31.