Happiness: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You (Online)


  • $20.00


James Hollis
Friday, Jul 19
7 - 8:30pm CT
Potentially appropriate for 1.5 CEs*

What if "happiness" is found most often in the places which demand sacrifice and surrender?


We are urged to be happy. But what is happiness? Does it ever fall under our control, or are we at the mercy of the unknown forces within and without us? Join Dr. James Hollis for an exploration of our expectations regarding happiness and the role that not being happy plays in our experiencing happiness. What does it mean when we are not "happy"? Have we failed at something? What is the balance between happiness and suffering? What if "meaning" is often found in the areas least happy for us? What if "happiness" is found most often in the places which demand sacrifice and surrender? Together we will explore the popular expectation that we are supposed to be happy, and reframe the conversation in terms of meaning – happiness is transient and contextual, while meaning abides and makes all things worthwhile.

James Hollis, PhD, is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst with a practice in Washington, D.C. He is the author of eighteen books translated into twenty languages, the latest titled The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves.

This program is being offered ONLINE only. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants only, and will not be available for individual purchase.

All times are CT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

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

*The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) has stopped pre-certifying ANY Continuing Education or Professional Development for mental health providers. The Jung Center cannot guarantee that the programs we provide will qualify for continuing education or Professional Development, nor can any other agency. The Jung Center uses high educational standards when selecting to designate events as "potentially appropriate for CEs", and in evaluating the outcomes of our educational services, and we believe them to meet the requirements of state licensing bodies. To find out more about the TBHEC changes to Continuing Education and Professional Development, click here.

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