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"Stories Told, Stories Untold, Stories that Tell Us," Featuring James Hollis, Ph.D.

  • Ursuline College 2550 Lander Road Cleveland, OH, 44124 United States (map)

Dates: Lecture - 4/29/11 | Workshop - 4/30/11
Time: Lecture 7 - 9p.m. | Workshop 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Lecture: Our lives course with stories, stories that run through us from ancestors, stories we tell others and tell ourselves, and stories of which we are unaware and, thereby, tell us. We will reflect on the role these stories play in the shaping of our lives, and how they invite us to greater consciousness of what invisibly informs the visible world.

Workshop: Please bring writing materials. Together, in a mixture of lecture, discussion and interactive exercises, we will put narrative flesh on the bare bones of our histories.

CEU Goals:

  1. Understand the replicative nature of “complexes,” and their implications for therapy.
  2. Track, from behavioral patterns, the narrative threads that run through a person’s history.
  3. Discern ways to identify manifestations of the unconscious in the midst of biographical detail.
  4. Gain a greater appreciation for the role of affect-laden ideas to generate patterns.
  5. Identify the place of “secrets,” and stories untold in the shame-based sources of patient behavior.

2.0 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture ($10). 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday’s session ($25). If attending both sessions for CEUs, the cost is $35. 

About the Presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in Houston, director of the Saybrook Graduate School Jungian Studies program in San Francisco, and author of thirteen books, the latest being What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

Please email for more information.