with James Hollis, Ph.D.
We spend up to a third of our lives in the underworld of sleep, and we average six dreams per night. While many psychologists find such autonomous psychic production the random firing of neurons, careful observers, equipped with a knowledge of metaphor and symbol, discern that careful tracking of these phenomena leads us to perspectives on our lives far different from that observed by the ego. In this course we will learn dream theory, methods of interpretation, and actual practice working together on dream material.
What makes human dreams so remarkable
How did Freud and Jung view dreams differently
How you can gain more personal authority by paying attention at your dreams
What are the four main types of dreams
What are the most useful techniques for interpreting your dreams
James Hollis, Ph. D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82).
He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Washington Jung Society. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, 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 of San Francisco/Houston.
He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, DC. Together they have three living children and eight grand-children.
He has written a total of fifteen books and over fifty articles.The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, and Czech.
Therapists, counselors, coaches, and caregivers who want to enrich their work with their clients
Everybody who wants to lay claim to their personal authority
Those who wish to find a wise counselor who will comment on how they are conducting their lives
Anyone who wishes to restore a sense of mystery and challenge to their life
Those who find their life blocked and wish to consider other ways of seeing their choices
"James Hollis has a wonderful ability to bring Jungian concepts and ideas down to a very practical, personal level. Wonderful experience!"
- Michael , Course Participant
"The whole thing was fascinating! Dr. Hollis has such a clear and gentle way of making complex material relevant and understandable. I’m a practicing psychotherapist and I feel like this, my first real exposure to Jungian material, has given me a new pair of glasses and I’m seeing things from a whole new vantage point. I want more!"
- Julianna, Course Participant
"A wonderful open, rich, and spontaneous series explaining the nature and history of dreams – and us!"
- Anne, Course Participant
"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 has inspired me to deepen my dream work."
- David, Course Participant