Outreach Programs

Community Outreach

The Jung Center advances an essential need for psychological wholeness and compassionate action in the world. The Center conducts outreach initiatives in partnership with like-minded organizations throughout Houston and focuses on activities to help individuals reflect on inner life. These initiatives foster the creation of a more compassionate community rooted in the Jungian psychological perspective.

The Jung Center offers the expertise of therapeutic professionals and expressive arts teachers to those in need of physical and psychological healing in our community. An overview of current outreach programming is provided below. To learn more or inquire about participation in any of our outreach programs, please contact jiyer@junghouston.org

These outreach programs have been made possible through the generous support of our charitable donors: The Armour Foundation, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, The Clayton Fund Inc., ExxonMobil Foundation, The Family of Carolyn Grant Fay, Google, The George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, The Hollyfield Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., Huffington Foundation, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, The John M. O’Quinn Foundation, Shell Oil Company, Theta Design Weekend, Walton Family Foundation, Inc., The James Hollis Legacy Fund for Expressive Arts Outreach, and many others. Learn more about how to support The Jung Center.

Support for the Community

Training in Trauma, Empathy, and Resilience in Haiti

Thanks to a grant from the Jones Day Foundation, The Jung Center sponsored The Eighth International Symposium of CESSA in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in June 2018. During this two-day conference, 350 students, mental health professionals, religious leaders, doctors, lawyers, and the interested public heard from 23 experts on how to develop empathy and resilience in the face of the ongoing trauma of the Haitian people.

Secondary Trauma and Self Care for Frontline Social Service Professionals
Those who serve the needs of others — whether in social work, case management, behavioral health, protective services, the law, medicine, interpreting, and in many other roles — are regularly exposed to the trauma of others. We can experience the symptoms of trauma ourselves simply by witnessing or hearing about the trauma of others, and the costs can be catastrophic. Through workshops and ongoing classes with such agencies as the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the Harris County Youth Collective, Memorial Assistance Ministries, the protective services division of the Harris County Attorney’s Office, Texas Children’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and others, The Jung Center provides education and skills training in how to build post-traumatic growth and a dynamic self-care plan.

The Nehemiah Center
Jung Center instructors lead classes in the expressive arts for children attending the after-school program at The Nehemiah Center. The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social, and spiritual enrichment to at-risk children and their families in Houston’s Third Ward and beyond. The Nehemiah Center strives to develop a sense of self-worth, Christian values, and a lifetime of self-determination in every child.

S.H.A.P.E. Community Center
Jung Center instructors lead classes in the expressive arts and movement for children attending the after-school program at S.H.A.P.E Community Center (Self-Help for African People through Education). S.H.A.P.E Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for people of African descent (all people) through programs and activities with an emphasis on unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Hamman Professional Wellness Workshops
The Jung Center hosts five annual workshops designed to provide psychotherapists with tools to remain healthy in a stressful environment. Enrollment is open to licensed mental health professionals.

Historical Outreach Programs

Houston Area Women’s Center
Children whose lives have been dislocated by family violence were served by weekly yoga and movement classes at the Houston Area Women’s Center Shelter free of charge.

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
The Timothy Hollis Expressive Arts project brought the creative arts into the lives of children and teens served at Ripley House.

Texas Children’s Hospital
A Jung Center volunteer provided art and movement for children being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital.

New Life Outreach Center
New Life Outreach Center serves adolescents dealing with substance-abuse issues. The Jung Center has partnered with New Life Outreach Center in classes that bring the healing powers of creative expression to these residents in Huntsville, Texas.

St. Dominic Village
Seniors at St. Dominic Village maintained and developed their sensory-motor skills in weekly art classes presented by The Jung Center.

MD Anderson Cancer Center Place…of wellness
“Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate with the Feldenkrais Method” was a free class offered for those living with cancer, their families or caregivers, and cancer survivors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Place…of wellness.