Now you can access The Jung Center’s innovative educational offerings wherever you go. We are proud to announce the launch of online classes. You can access all of our online events below, with more on the way. Stay tuned!
Many of these events will be accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Association of Social Work Boards, along with other state accrediting bodies for a range of mental health professionals (including chemical dependency counselors) and educators. Continuing education accreditation provided by R. Cassidy Seminars. For details about accreditation, click here.
We remain deeply grateful to The Houston Endowment, the family of Frank N. McMillan, Jr., Douglas Wyatt, and Carolyn Grant Fay for their support of our online classes.
Taking a course that’s available to live-stream or attend in-person? When you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions prior to the first session/event. You are welcome to take the class in-person, online, or in the combination that best suits your schedule. Please contact Mary Oleyar at email@example.com or 713-524-8253, extension 23, with any questions.
LIVESTREAM Archetypal Energies In Modern Life
James Hollis, PhD | 6.0 CE hours | $135 ($125 Jung Center members)
Where did the gods go when they left Olympus? Jung posited that they entered the unconscious of the modern and became “disturbances.” He viewed “the gods” as the personification of archetypal energies–timeless forces that course through us all. Accordingly, when a god “dies,” its energy leaves the concept, practice, ritual, and dogma and goes underground, appearing elsewhere, incognito. How do we then track those energies, and where do they reappear in contemporary forms such as consumerism, seduction by electronics, sociopathies, and personal symptoms? We will explore how cultures of today cope with, or find surrogates for, the primal powers of nature, however disguised they are in contemporary cultural expressions.
Recommended reading: Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life, James Hollis
LIVESTREAM The Art of Waking Up
Angela Caughlin | 6.0 CE hours | $135 ($125 Jung Center members)
Where do we want to change our lives? What big transition is presenting itself to us right now? Each day we write the story of our lives. Each day we have the opportunity to change our lives to match our desires. We can operate at a high degree of consciousness or remain unconscious, less effective, and less responsible for what results.
We will explore spirituality and relevant scientific findings as we use the tools of journaling, mindfulness, meditation, and discussion to create and implement our own unique 40-day plan for change. Please bring a journal to record your process.
Recommended reading: The Art of Waking Up, 40 Days to Awaken Your Brain: Your Step by Step Guide to Transform Negative Thoughts and Feelings, Angela Caughlin
Jeffrey Kripal | 6.0 CE hours | $135 ($125 Jung Center members)
In this first installment of Professor Kripal’s Super Story lecture series, we will examine the recent history of ideas about the physical and temporal structure of the universe and what these have to do with the spiritual potentials of the human being. The story begins with Edwin Abbott’s spiritual parody and parable, Flatland (1884), which we will read together, and continues with nineteenth-century spiritualism, occultism, modern abstract art, and various science fiction novels and films, including writings by H. G. Wells and the recent film Interstellar. We will then move into recent work on the loop-like structure of precognition and, finally, to the idea of a multiverse. Do these new hyperdimensional models of the cosmos (and thus of us) make new religious experience possible? Or were such experiences always happening but missing the science and mathematics necessary to be described and recognized?
LIVESTREAM Dreams: Muses and Mirrors | 1.5 CE hours | $20 ($15 Jung Center members)
Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC
How might dreams serve as muses, sources of creative inspiration, and mirrors for our unconscious psyche? We are more than we think we are, and our dreams (and our art) can help uncover layers of our unknown selves and stimulate our creativity and growth in ways that enliven and expand our world. We will learn the technique of active imagination, which uses the expressive arts to engage our unconscious selves without having to wait for a dream. No prior experience is needed.
A Re-Memembered Past: The Sephardic Presence In South Texas | 1 hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC
Presenter Anna Guerra, drawing upon her own ancestry which also exists in the backgrounds of many contemporary Tejanos, will trace how Sephardic people settled in Texas following the expulsion of Jews from Spain in the fifteenth century. This lecture explores the Carvajal family, whose history includes conquistadores, Crypto- Jews, Jewish martyrs, “converso” priests, and a tragic but poignant end during the Mexican Inquisition. These fascinating historical events remind us of a narrative of intolerance and survival replayed throughout human history.
Working With Our Dreams: The Nuts and Bolts Basics of Jungian Dreamwork WITH CE | 1.75 CE hours | $28 ($23 Jung Center members)
Working With Our Dreams: The Nuts and Bolts Basics of Jungian Dreamwork WITHOUT CE | 1.75 hours | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC
What sense do we make of those confounding nightly visions we call dreams? Do dreams offer any practical purpose? How do we work with them? Jung offered an approach to understanding and dialoguing with dreams, whose roots lie in the “unfathomably dark recess” of the unconscious. This lecture will focus on the basics of Jungian dreamwork, and provide practical tools for understanding and working with our own dreams.
The Secret Lives of Emotions: Shame WITH CE | 1.0 CE hours | $28 ($23 Jung Center members)
The Secret Lives of Emotions: Shame WITHOUT CE | 1 hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
Anna Guerra, JD, MA, LPC
Shame is the profoundly painful experience of feeling defective and unworthy of acceptance. Etymologically related to “covering up,” shame can leave us feeling disgraced and exposed. Shame is a universal emotion and not reserved for the few “unfortunate.” Despite its universality, shame lurks in the shadows, as it is a “negative” emotion that few will admit. In fact, the experience of the feeling itself constellates shame, and thus falls into what Jung called “the shadow,” making it one of the most difficult feelings to understand and manage. In this program, we will explore the meaning and value of shame to our psychological functioning, the role of shame to an individual’s socialization and development of identity, and we will distinguish the normal human emotion of shame from “toxic shame” which is shame as an identity and belief that one is flawed and defective.
The Seven Deadly Sins… and a Few Misdemeanors WITH CE | 1.0 CE hour | $28 ($23 Jung Center members)
The Seven Deadly Sins… and a Few Misdemeanors WITHOUT CE | 1 hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst and J. Pittman McGehee, DD, Jungian analyst
Think you know something about sin? In this enhanced online version of a presentation recorded Sept. 7, 2005, J. Pittman McGehee and James Hollis take a thoughtful look at our tendency to stray from the straight and narrow. How do our “sins,” these universal human behaviors, show up in both the classical and contemporary worlds? How do they affect our most important relationships — for good and ill?
The Poet as Depth Psychologist WITH CE | 6.0 CE hours | $80 ($70 Jung Center members)
The Poet as Depth Psychologist WITHOUT CE | 6 hours | $75 ($65 Jung Center members)
James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst
This is an enhanced online version of a class taught at The Jung Center by James Hollis in the summer of 2013. However troubled their personal lives, some poets intuitively embody profound insight into the nature and dynamics of the human psyche in their work. They are vehicles for the embodiment of the invisible world, which they render more accessible by making it visible through metaphor and image. This four week course will focus upon four who open apertures into the universal motions of the human psyche. They are: Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Mary Oliver.
Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD | 1 hour | Free (no CE credit)
Why are experiences of meaning essential for psychological development? How does the absence of meaning maintain psychological suffering? This hour-long online presentation will introduce you to some of the key concepts, methods, and purposes of Jung’s psychological theory.
Jill Carroll, PhD | 1 hour | $10 ($9 Jung Center members)
What is the relationship between happiness and meaning? Is there a certain kind of meaning necessary for happiness? Do those who are happiest have a higher purpose – or meaning – in their lives? Listen to this CARL Talk lecture for this, and so much more!
Jerry Ruhl, PhD | 1 hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
What does it mean to be human in a chaotic world? There are times, too many to count, in which we fall back into chaotic states: of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, meaninglessness. In moments of chaotic breakdown, of individual or collective nature, our familiar and cherished positions become unraveled. Ancient myths about chaos uniquely transcend time and culture to speak to the universal human condition and the hopes, aspirations and fears that define our humanity. This lecture explores how these mythic patterns can help to guide us in our own heroic struggles and cultivate wisdom from impermanence and uncertainty.
Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD | 30 minutes | Free (no CE credit)
This presentation, recorded at the joint IAAP/IAJS conference at Yale University in July, 2015, explores why Jung continues to appeal to people from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances – and some of the hazards we encounter if we are not mindful of the gaps between who Jung was and who we want him to be.
Ronald Schenk, PhD, Jungian analyst | 1 hour | $23 ($18 Jung Center members)
Jung’s work was born out of 19th Century scientific certainty, Romantic inclinations, and Christian sensibility, and it matured amidst 20th Century insights regarding the relativization of consciousness. Now a careful “re-visioning” of the core of his project reveals a strong underlying accord with paradoxical post-modern precepts of the predictability of uncertainty and the rational nature of chaos. This lecture will explore ways in which “Jung” can be understood as on the cutting edge of contemporary consciousness regarding our everyday lives both as individuals and as a culture.