The Good Life: Reflecting on our Seasons


September 13th, 2014 at the University of Philosophical Research

3910 Los Feliz Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tickets are no longer available online for this event. The webinar has reached capacity. To attend in person, please check-in inside the UPR Bookstore Saturday morning. Doors open at 9am.  Thank you!

Also Available as a Webinar for Those Residing Outside Los Angeles!!


Great rewards come to those who study the inner life. As years go by, reflective practices can also help enrich connections with others. Having learned from abundant mistakes, we can navigate around some difficulties. We will ponder a story from Japanese folklore and Shakepeare’s The Tempest to illustrate accepting unique qualities and opening to creativity. This day is about savoring the harvest experience in adulthood and maturity. Enhanced self-knowledge is one of the benefits of age. While there can be challenges, adapting to changes creatively can deepen well-being. We will consider strategies for living authentically in the wisdom years. We can find ways to live in the deepest parts of ourselves, and be philosophical about life’s setbacks. In a spirit of play, we will reflect on the long adventure and celebrate the treasures.

Learning Objectives

Describe how life-story patterns shape experience.

Identify how developing authenticity can aid fulfillment.

Explain how maturity can deepen self-expression and relationships.

Day Schedule

9:30 – Checking-in (for those who attend on campus). Seminar begins promptly at 10:00.
10:00 – The wisdom archetypes
11:15 – Break (approximate time)
11:30 – Opening to new perspectives as the years pass
12:30 – Lunch Break
1:30 – Accepting rude surprises, losses, fragility, quirks
2:40 – Break (approximate time)
2:50 – How emerging archetypal roles build social connections
3:50 – Break (approximate time)
4:00 – Deepening, centering, and mentoring in later years
5:00 – Course concludes


young_and_roslynJonathan Young, PhD, PSY10231, is a psychologist storyteller, and writer on mythic stories. He assisted mythologist Joseph Campbell at seminars and was the Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. His books and articles focus on personal mythology. Dr. Young is on the faculty of the University of Philosophical Research


Anne Bach, M.S., MFT 38891 is a specialist in uses of writing in psychotherapy. She gives presentations on creativity as inner work at major conferences, and lectures widely on psychological dimensions of expressive writing. Her clinical background includes poetry therapy with seriously mentally ill patients.


CE Credit information

Continuing Education hours are available for psychologists, marriage & family therapists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. The course meets CE requirements in most states. The certificate of completion will be provided by the Center for Story and Symbol.

Non-credit: Those not needing verification of attendance, such as teachers, writers, clergy, and artists – are welcome as non-credit attendees. Spouses, friends, students, and others not needing verification of attendance can also choose the lower non-credit tuition.

CE Hours: Psychology, MFT, LCSW, LPCC, Ed Psych, NBCC: 6 CE hours   –   Nursing : 7 hours


Psychology ~ The Center for Story and Symbol is approved by the American Psychology Association to sponsor continuing education hours for psychologists. The Center maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. CE hours are accepted by the California MCEP program. Full attendance is required for psychologists – No partial credit. The level is introductory for psychologists.

MFT, LCSW, LPCC ~ California BBS Provider Number PCE 3903

LPC, NBCC ~ The Center for Story and Symbol is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. National Board for Certified Counselors Provider Number 6118.

RN ~ Provider approved by the Calif. Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider Number CEP 12477

Teachers ~ Continuing Education courses are customarily approved by immediate supervisors. It is usually sufficient to attend on a non-credit (auditing) basis and present a receipt for the course.

Open to everyone. The course is not just for psychotherapists. It is open to all those interested in archetypal perspectives. The lectures are presented at the introductory level and require no background in mythology, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology.


In person: $140 with CEU, $95, non-credit
Webinar: $95 with CEU, $45. non-credit