Suffering is inherent to being
alive, and our approach to suffering is significant. C.G. Jung
states, “The development of consciousness is the burden, the
suffering, and the blessing of mankind.” How might we re-envision
suffering as a blessing that can bring change, not ruin?
In Friday night’s lecture, we will use story, poetry, philosophy, and
a Jungian lens to explore both sides of suffering, inviting us to
embrace our brokenness in order to move forward in the service of the
Self, rather than escaping our brokenness in ways that disappoint.
During Saturday’s workshop, we will explore how we can mediate our
suffering in ways that allow the unconscious to express itself. A
range of possible modalities will be presented including experiential
exercises through which we will consider where our suffering blocks
us, as well as different ways we might explore suffering in a way
that fosters our own growth. Please bring paper and pen for this
Carol Tripp Smith Lecture:
Friday, Jul 21
7 - 8:30pm
$20 ($15 Jung Center Members)
1.5 CE Hours Workshop:
Saturday, Jul 22
10am - 4pm
$100 ($90 Jung Center Members)
4.5 CE Hours
No matter your mood, the healing
yogic breathing and movement exercises of Laughter Yoga will
strengthen your immune system, oxygenate both the brain and body,
reduce stress, and bring joy and forgiveness.
Join scholar and Tibetan Buddhist
teacher Alejandro Chaoul and psychotherapist Sean Fitzpatrick in a
creative exploration of mandalas, timeless sacred circles that can be
tools for spiritual reflection and self-exploration.
through the Asia Society Texas Center. Please follow the links
Alejandro Chaoul and Sean Fitzpatrick
Saturday, Jul 22
2 - 3:30pm
$15 ($10 Jung Center Members)
1.5 CE Hours Location:
Asia Society Texas Center
Friday, Jul 28
1 - 4pm
$45 ($35 Jung Center Members)
3 CE Hours Location:
The Jung Center
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Too many of us believe that the search
for meaning is an esoteric pursuit - that you have to travel to a
distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life's
secrets. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around
us - right here, right now.
To explore how we can craft lives of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith synthesizes a kaleidoscopic array of sources - from psychologists,
sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists to figures in
literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle,
and the Buddha. Drawing on this research, Smith shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery
can immeasurably deepen our lives.
Inspiring and story-driven, "The Power of Meaning" will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a life that matters. Pick up your copy today and get acquainted with Emily's ideas. She'll be sharing them with us
at our Fall Benefit!
The Power of Meaning this title is available online and
in The Jung Center's bookstore itself. Please contact Elissa
Davis (information below) to purchase or reserve your copy today!
For more information, please visit our website or
contact Elissa Davis, Director of Retail Sales and Customer Service, at
713.524.8253 ext. 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jung Center
is again pleased to present a juried show of the best of Houston’s
exciting young artists from the High School for Performing and Visual
Arts (HSPVA). This exhibit is alive and new, innovative and full of
Join us for the opening reception
the annual HSPVA show on Saturday,
from 5 - 7pm
Image credit: “Duowls” by Tamsin Ward
Update: We are
pleased to announce that the new MFAH parking lot is open and available
for use, for a reasonable fee! Members of the MFAH receive a
special discounted rate, even if they don't attend the museum!
More info can be found by clicking here.
We ask that
you arrive 5-10 minutes early for class, to ensure that you can access
a parking option around the center.
The Menninger Clinic is pleased to offer the only Child Attachment Interview Training outside of the Anna Freud Centre, London, UK. The Child Attachment Interview (CAI) allows professionals to
assess the quality of children’s attachment relationships with parents
or caregivers during middle childhood and adolescence. The
four-day course trains professionals in how to administer and code the
As the volume increases in our local
and national conversation, comprehension and true dialogue seem in
danger of vanishing entirely. Now more than ever we need to practice the necessary – and difficult – art of listening. Layers
of thought, emotion, memory and image are always present in our
encounters with others. We will explore how to attend to these
layers and how to make possible more direct and meaningful connections.
The intention is to enhance our capacity to listen deeply.
We will h ave several topics and questions t o choose from and will
use a Healing Circle (Peer Spirit) process which will be explained at
the beginning of each session.
Healing Circles are held from 6 - 7:30pm, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday
of the month, at The Jung Center.