Zurich-trained Jungian analyst to lecture and conduct workshop in Sarasota this month

Jan. 19-20 appearances by Dr. James Hollis sponsored by the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota

Dr. James Hollis. Photo courtesy C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota

Zurich-trained Jungian analyst Dr. James Hollis will discuss Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality during a Jan. 19 lecture at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota has announced.

The executive director of the Jung Society of Washington D.C., Hollis “will examine cultural attitudes and neuroses surrounding mortality, and discuss how fear of dying can impact individual choices, lifestyles, and enjoyment of life,” a news release says. He will analyze how such attitudes can impede growth, relationships, and enjoyment during the second half of life and provide practical steps for how individuals “can recover their inherent enthusiasm for life, regardless of age,” the release adds.

Presented by the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota, the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.; a question-and-answer session will follow it, the release notes.

The Unitarian church is located at 3975 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. Tickets are $35, or $25 for members. They may be purchased via cgjungsarasota.org/events or at the door, the release says.
Hollis also will lead a Saturday, Jan. 20, workshop with the theme Living the Examined Life: Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey, the release notes. That session “will draw extensively on concepts featured in his new book, the release says. Open to the public, the workshop will focus on the 21 steps Hollis “believes can guide one’s personal journey through the second half of life,” the release explains.

Scheduled to be held at the Unitarian church, as well, the workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; tickets are $80 ($70 for members). Continuing education credits are available through The Friendship Center for Aging Studies, the release points out.

Additionally, the Jan. 19 lecture will mark the world premiere of Hollis’ latest book, Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, to be published early this year by Sounds True Publishing. Advance copies of the book will be offered for the first time for sale and signing immediately following his lecture, the release notes.

Hollis’ appearances are part of the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota’s 2018 national guest speaker lecture and workshop series, the release explains. The 2018 lineup features Jungian thought leaders, including renowned author Dr. Carol S. Pearson, who will speak on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. Pearson’s latest book, America on the Couch: What Story Do You, Want Us, to Live, will be published this year, as well, the release says; it will serve as the topic of her talks.

The Society also offers special classes, a monthly film salon, and discussion groups on topics such as dream analysis, Joseph Campbell’s work in mythology and mythopoetic literature, the release points out. Learn more at cgjungsarasota.org or by contacting Executive Director Lisa Cedrone at 952-8188.

“The C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to encourage personal growth and raise the consciousness of individuals of all ages,” the release adds. “The Society’s lectures, workshops and small group meetings are inspired by the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), whose theories on archetypes, synchronicity and the collective unconscious have profoundly influenced how society understands and relates to the arts and cultural disciplines, as well as providing a widely accepted framework for individual exploration of the human psyche,” the release explains.