The book we will study in this group is A Life of Meaning by James Hollis, PhD. In his newest book, Dr. Hollis shares his insights gained over his 40-plus years as a Jungian analyst. He feels that asking questions and searching for answers to these questions is the best way to create a life that is rich and full of meaning. The book is a little more informal than most of his books and is based on a series of lectures first given in Colorado in 2019. Many attendees of this series asked for a text which summarized the wisdom he shared in the lectures. This book is the answer to that request with a few changes for the sake of clarity.
The group will meet every week on Sundays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for 5 weeks. It will start on Sunday, January 14, 2024, and will continue on January 21 and 28. We will skip February 4, the first Sunday of February and continue on the 2 following Sundays, February 11 and 18.
By the end of this course, participants will:
- Gain understanding of the formative influences of our early days.
- Describe what happens when things fall apart in midlife.
- Gain understanding of the importance of acknowledging our shadow and working with it.
- Be able to state why, in this modern era, we need to be interested in the topic of sin.
- Gain understanding of how to continue growing and live more fully in the presence of mortality.
Pamela Hieger, MA, LPC earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Webster University in 2016 and became a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri in 2017. After this she worked for Preferred Family Healthcare for 4 years as a counselor to those who struggle with substance abuse. During this time, she became interested in trauma and became a trained EMDR therapist. She is now in private practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Pam considers herself a student of Jung and feels that Jungian psychology and psychotherapy fits in with her view of working in depth to resolve issues that plague us. She has been a member of the Jung Society of St. Louis for about 10 years and is currently on the Board of Directors for that organization.