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What Matters Most: How Can We Help Others? (Hybrid)

Sean Fitzpatrick, Anna Guerra

Event details

Watching the world struggle to adapt in the face of dramatic change, we may feel called to help. When we want to show up for others, and for the communities in which we live, it is important to examine the ways we appear to others – what C.G. Jung termed the persona – as well as the particular ways we see the world – our psychological type. Understanding the social roles we play for others (and how these roles might lead to internal conflicts with our “true” selves), and learning to reflect on and talk about our worldviews, can be extremely powerful tools in avoiding burnout and bridging the differences that often hinder our abilities to connect, work together, and help. Join us as we explore Jung’s belief that our personal path to wholeness has an important and often-overlooked social implication: a treasure we are supposed to bring back to the collective, and enact by living it into the world around us. Discover how cultivating our powers of empathy and vulnerability help to facilitate connections to both ourselves and others, and that helping people is always an opening-up of our own depths that may leave us forever changed.

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.

All times are CDT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

About the instructor

Sean Fitzpatrick, Anna Guerra

Sean Fitzpatrick 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,

Anna Guerra is a depth psychotherapist in Houston with emphasis and training in Jungian psychology. She holds degrees in philosophy, law, and clinical psychology. She is a frequent lecturer at The Jung Center and taught a two-year extensive introduction to Jung and analytical psychology.

General details

Date & time


Four Tuesdays
Nov 22 - Dec 13
6 - 7:30pm CT

6 h

Number of sessions

Continuing Education Units





$125.00 USD


$135.00 USD

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