What Matters Most: How Can We Accept Mortality? (Hybrid)
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Why are we here? How can we live fulfilled, meaningful lives? Why do we suffer? How do we build a truly connected, inclusive community? The most important questions in our lives do not have simple answers. Often we have to live our way into those answers over a long time — they can’t be found in five easy steps in a YouTube video. And we need people and perspectives different from our own to support us in the process.
In this yearlong, certificate-awarding series, we will ask six questions that can help us discern what matters most in our lives. Each of these four-week classes will explore the practical wisdom of C.G. Jung and depth psychology to open new possibilities, to give us tools for the journey, and to connect us with others who are deeply concerned with living lives of integrity and relatedness:
How can we be free?
Why do we harm others?
Why do we suffer?
How can we be transformed?
How can we accept mortality?
How can we help others?
Course Five: How Can We Accept Mortality?
Can we prepare for death? To some degree, we can plan for the material effects of the dying process, through living wills, inheritance plans, prepaid mortuary services, and other tools. When it comes to the soul, however, we struggle mightily to hold death in our awareness – individually and as a society. In this conversation, we will explore the contemporary social vacuum around death and dying, and wonder, with Jung, what might be possible if we understand death as the goal of life.
This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. Please use the registration form to select which way you plan to participate. If you register to attend online, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!
This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.
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Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.
About the instructor
Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, holds master’s degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston – Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University’s program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His recent book The Ethical Imagination: Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology is available in The Jung Center bookstore. His research interests also include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. His local and national teaching schedule can be found at his website, sfitzpatrick.com.
Date & time
July 6 - 27,
6 - 8pm CT
Number of sessions
Continuing Education Units