Wandering between two worlds, one dead,
The other powerless to be born…
-Matthew Arnold, 1885
As individuals, we often find ourselves in in-between times, somewhere between a world we knew, and a world that has not yet emerged. These times are hours of crisis, disorientation, loss, and enormous anxiety. Similarly cultures, eras, civilizations go through in-between times. Ours is such a moment in history. How can we recover our bearings, sustain dignity and integrity when things fall apart? What abides amid such discontinuity? Together we will reflect on what we may do to recover a sense of personal autonomy when our roadmap whirls from our grasp and leaves us confounded.
What is Depth Psychology, and Why It Matters
How does depth psychology differ from other modalities? How are its premises and methods of use to all of us, whether in therapy or not? During this workshop I will explain the three principles: its not about what it’s about; what you see is a compensation for what you don’t see; and, its all metaphor, and provide examples of all of these lenses for discovery and interpretation of our mythopoetic psyche. More details.
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 fourteen books including his most recent book, Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey.