Living an Examined Life

21 Strategies for a Richer Journey



The first decades of our life are mostly spent in making adaptations to the world and its demands upon us. The central project of mid-life and beyond is the recovery of a deeper sense of identity, rediscovery of purpose, and the development of a more mature sensibility. This course based both on personal experience, and forty-plus years of analysis/therapy clients, identifies and explores twenty-one tasks that await each of us. These issues transpire in our lives whether or not we are conscious of them; getting more conscious and more intentional in addressing them brings a greater measure of depth, purpose, and dignity to our Journey.

Welcome to this program!



You will learn the role our history plays in our present choices, the driving engines in our patterns, and how we may go about gaining a greater measure of consciousness and sovereignty in our lives.
We will also explore the development of a deeper accountability for how our lives are turning out.

Your Instructor

James Hollis
James Hollis

James Hollis, Ph. D. is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in practice in Washington, D. C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and as Executive Director of the Washington Jung Society.

Dr. Hollis was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University.
He has written a total of sixteen books and over fifty articles. His books have been translated into eighteen languages. He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, DC. Together they have three children and eight grand-children.



This course is for anyone over thirty-five years old.



"James Hollis has a rare gift for taking us directly to the core issues in our journeys. I always come away feeling that I have been given permission to be where I am in my own life and to continue on my own path, and know that I will have the company of others who are on their parallel journeys."

- Program Participant

"My experience with Dr. Hollis and his professional expertise and knowledge of Jung psychology has been a beacon of light in my personal day-to-day journey through life. His teachings challenge me to "show up" in life and bring the best that I have to offer to the situations and circumstances surrounding me. I now have a question that I carry with me every day: "What wants to enter the world through me?" From that question, I stand in a more conscious space of awareness. Becoming a member of the Jung Society had been arguably the best decision I made this year."

- Gregory, Program Participant

"Dr. Hollis’s command of the body of knowledge, his engaging delivery of it, and his openness to engage with ideas from the audience made for a riveting lecture experience."

- Anne, Program Participant


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there CEUs available with this program?
At this point we do not offer CEUs.
When does this program start and finish?
The program is open for registration. You can take it at your own pace.
Will I get access to the full program all at once?
Yes. It's a self-study.
How long do I have access to this program?
You have unlimited access to the program for a lifetime.
What skills will this program teach me?
1. Tools to identify the role the unconscious plays in the conduct of our lives. 2. How to be less of a burden to our partners and our children. 3. The criteria for a mature spirituality. 4. How to get unstuck. 5. Why meaning is more important than happiness.
Will I be able to communicate with other participants?
Yes, you can share your thoughts and ask questions in the closed Facebook group.​
What equipment/tools will I need to complete the program?
Access to a computer, an email account, and an eager and open mind!
What do I do if I need help?
Please contact [email protected]. Thanks!


  • Video recording of each lecture so you'll have the information easily accessible
  • Audio recording of each lecture to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience
  • Discussion Group where you can leave your comments and ask questions
  • Transcripts of all classes; We’ve designed your transcripts with clear formatting, space for you to take notes and helpful highlighted quotes so you’ll have the information easily accessible
  • The transcript makes it easier to integrate new concepts. You can also go back and double check citations and names that are mentioned
  • Having the transcripts allows you to jot your notes on how you’re going to use the ideas rather than transcribing the class
  • Some people simply learn better by reading than by listening or watching

"Dr. Hollis is a gem: a brilliant thinker and writer. It is a treasure to have any interaction with him, and a valuable experience to have him share his vast knowledge and great expertise."

- Rick, Course Participant

"Dr. Hollis' great background with Jung's work and literature makes him a wonderful instructor."

- Mary Christie, Course Participant

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