James Hollis

James Hollis

is Executive Director of the Jung Center of Houston, TX, a practicing Jungian Analyst (psychotherapy developed by C.G. Jung - the eminent Swiss psychiatrist), and author of eleven books.
The truth about intimate relationships is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves.More James Hollis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How many of those who are insecure seek power over others as a compensation for inadequacy and wind up bringing consequences down upon their heads and those around them? How many hide out in their lives, resist the summons to show up, or live fugitive lives, jealous, projecting onto others, and then wonder why nothing ever really feels quite right. How many proffer compliance with the other, buying peace at the price of soul, and wind up with neither?More James Hollis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A neurosis is wherever we are allied against our true nature.More James Hollis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We best serve intimate relationship by becoming sufficiently developed in ourselves that we do not need to feed off others.More James Hollis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In moments of spiritual crisis we naturally fall back upon what worked for us, or seemed to work, heretofore. Sometimes this shows up through the reassertion of our old values in belligerent, testy ways. Regression of any kind is just such a return to old presumptions, often after they have been shown to be insufficient for the complexity of larger questions. The virtue of the old presumptions is that they once worked, or seemed to work, and therein lies if not certainty, then nostalgia for a previous, presumptive secuMore James Hollis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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