1 hr 30 min

Episode 28: James Hollis - Living an Examined Life Keep Talking

    • Society & Culture

Support this podcast via VenmoSupport this podcast via PayPalSupport this podcast on Patreon------------James Hollis is an author, a psychoanalyst, and one of the world's most prolific Jungian thinkers. During our conversation, Jim talks about his life, the ideas of Carl Jung, listening to and honoring one's autonomous psyche, the importance of insight, courage, and endurance, modern life and society, men in therapy, and how one might live more wisely.------------Show notesFollow "Keep Talking" on social media and access all episodesEmail subscribeEmail the show------------(00:00) Intro(00:48) Get to know James Hollis(01:48) James’ transition from academia to psychoanalysis(07:13) The decision to pursue psychoanalysis as a full-time profession(11:53) Gathering the courage to pursue psychoanalysis full-time(19:17) What about Jung’s work or psychology resonates with James profoundly(31:10) James’ process of helping people navigate transitionary phases of their lives(42:25) The most pressing issues Jim sees facing Americans(49:18) The primary blockers to growth and self-healing(52:42) Discerning the difference fears you should avoid and fears you should face(57:55) Exhausted relationships vs. relationships that need some endurance(01:09:57) The ratio of men vs. women seeking counsel and therapy and how it’s changed over the years(01:14:15) Why most men tend to suppress their innermost emotions(01:20:43) Joseph Campbell’s concept of the ‘hero’s journey’(01:26:25) How to live a more examined, authentic life

Support this podcast via VenmoSupport this podcast via PayPalSupport this podcast on Patreon------------James Hollis is an author, a psychoanalyst, and one of the world's most prolific Jungian thinkers. During our conversation, Jim talks about his life, the ideas of Carl Jung, listening to and honoring one's autonomous psyche, the importance of insight, courage, and endurance, modern life and society, men in therapy, and how one might live more wisely.------------Show notesFollow "Keep Talking" on social media and access all episodesEmail subscribeEmail the show------------(00:00) Intro(00:48) Get to know James Hollis(01:48) James’ transition from academia to psychoanalysis(07:13) The decision to pursue psychoanalysis as a full-time profession(11:53) Gathering the courage to pursue psychoanalysis full-time(19:17) What about Jung’s work or psychology resonates with James profoundly(31:10) James’ process of helping people navigate transitionary phases of their lives(42:25) The most pressing issues Jim sees facing Americans(49:18) The primary blockers to growth and self-healing(52:42) Discerning the difference fears you should avoid and fears you should face(57:55) Exhausted relationships vs. relationships that need some endurance(01:09:57) The ratio of men vs. women seeking counsel and therapy and how it’s changed over the years(01:14:15) Why most men tend to suppress their innermost emotions(01:20:43) Joseph Campbell’s concept of the ‘hero’s journey’(01:26:25) How to live a more examined, authentic life

1 hr 30 min

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