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James Hollis Reading Group: Living an Examined Life

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Event details

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15-01-2019 - 26-03-2019

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Stillpoint Spaces London
23 Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0AA

Approaching midlife can fill a man with dread and fear. But what are we really so scared of? Approaching midlife can provoke a great deal of questions, and many men at this stage in life are looking for answers. How can we find them to better meet the challenges of this life transition? 


Moving from the first to the second half of life might provoke trepidation, but it’s also an opportunity for growth and transformation. How does a man best seize this opportunity whilst avoiding the pitfalls? What responsibilities are to be assumed and what tasks to be accomplished during this pivotal phase in life?

In this reading group, we will explore these questions and more with the help of James Hollis’ book Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey. James Hollis, PhD, is a graduate of Zürich's Jung Institute, a licensed Jungian analyst practicing in Washington, DC, and author of 13 books, including What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.


Oliver Burkeman, columnist for the Guardian and author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking notes:


"Nobody writes about the challenges of creating a meaningful life with as much wisdom and warmth as James Hollis. This book is an extraordinary gift to all of us grappling with the 'second half of life'--free of all platitudes and false comforts, but full of sustenance, humor, and tools for navigating the journey." 


The group will meet on the following dates:

15.1.19, 22.1.19

12.2.19, 19.2.19, 26.2.19 

12.3.19, 19.3.19, 26.3.19


This reading group will be facilitated by Raf Goovaerts, a practicing psychotherapist at Stillpoint Spaces London. Raf trained at Karuna Institute as a Core Process Psychotherapist and has also worked for over 20 years in private equity, impact investing and investment banking. You can find more information on Raf on his website www.flytofreedom.co.uk and on the Stillpoint Spaces London website.