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What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

May 16, 2009 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop:

Together we will consider the paradoxes that we encounter in the conduct of our brief transit on this earth.  Leading a more conscious life brings us to choices which either enlarge or diminish.   Our time together will bring a more considered reflectivity to our daily lives. Each person should bring pad and pen for personal reflection.  Our objectives will be to:

1. discern how a client’s personal values,philosophy of self and world,  profoundly influences his or her mental health;

2. identify the ubiquity of fear management systems operating  autonomously in clients and our lives;

3. promote a more considered awareness of the de facto “stories” served  by the client, and move toward a more conscious authorship;

4. utilize an inherent desire for an enlarging spirituality to reframe the client’s understanding of self and world; and

5. become more thoughtful oneself around these matters so that one is in a better position to meet a client’s depth and complexity. Non-clinicians are welcome and the discussion will be applicable to non-clinical situations, as well.

Saturday Workshop Participants, for this event we will break for an hour and thirty minute lunch.  The workshop will end at 4 PM.

Related Friday Talk: What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing in Washington, D. C., and author of 16 books, the latest being Living an Examined Life and Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times. Dr. Hollis is former executive director of the Jung Education 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, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife,  Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts who Run our Lives, and What Matters Most.

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Details

Date:
May 16, 2009
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.

Venue

First Unitarian Church
1211 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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