Romance, Love and the Psyche's Peculiar Engines

by James Hollis, Ph.D.

Available Right Now


Make the most of the gift of

a relationship

We all say we're interested in relationships. Relationships are so important and yet we have to puzzle over the fact that so many of our relationships are fractious, contentious, end in bitterness and disappointment. And why if we value them so much do we end in such disarray so often?

We will illustrate the core dynamics that are going on in the meeting of one person with another. What's happening intrapsychically, what are the deeper layers of engagement that are occurring in each person; number one. And number two, what are the definitions of a mature relationship?
We hope these thoughts will be provocative to you and will be supportive to you, and hopefully, will help you construct your own agenda in the service to healing relationships.

James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He has been teaching for half a century and is the author of seventeen books translated into 20 languages. The latest books are:  Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times and Prisms: Reflections on this Journey We Call Life.


For people who are interested in how relationships work

>> For people who want to understand the deeper currents of relationships

>> For those who want to construct their own agenda in service of a healing relationship

>> For people who want to re-energize their long-term relationship

>> For those who want to start a new relationship in midlife

>> For those who are not afraid of provocative ideas

>> For couples therapists and those ready for deep self-exploration

What you will learn:

Why relationships are so tricky. What makes us search for the Magical Other.

How to make the most of the gift of a relationship. The definitions of a mature relationship.

New relationships in midlife.
Questions for couples therapy and self-exploration.

What you will get:

>> Video recording of each segment so you'll have the information easily accessible

>> Audio recording of each segment to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience

>> Discussion Board where you can leave your comments and share your ideas

>> Transcripts of all segments. We’ve designed your transcripts with clear formatting, space for you to take notes, and helpful highlighted quotes so you’ll have the information easily accessible


The transcript makes it easier to integrate new concepts

You can also go back and double-check citations and names that are mentioned

Having the transcripts allows you to jot your notes on how you’re going to use the ideas rather than transcribing the class

Some people simply learn better by reading than by listening or watching

"James Hollis is taking us to the core issues in our journeys."

James Hollis has a rare gift for taking us directly to the core issues in our journeys. I always come away feeling that I have been given permission to be where I am in my own life and to continue on my own path, and know that I will have the company of others who are on their parallel journeys.


"He brings Jungian concepts to a very personal level."

James Hollis has a wonderful ability to bring Jungian concepts and ideas down to a very practical, personal level. Wonderful experience!


"A wonderful instructor."

Dr. Hollis' great background with Jung's work and literature makes him a wonderful instructor.


I'm not a therapist. Can I join the course?
Yes. Both people in the healing professions and those interested in self-development can join the course.

Do you offer Continued Education Units?
At this point, we don't offer CEU.

When does the course start and finish?
Once you've enrolled, you have lifetime access to the course. Work at your own pace—there is no deadline to finish.
How long do we have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course.
Will we get access to the full course all at once?
Yes. Additional bonus modules and handouts may be added over time, but all of the course lessons are available upon enrollment.
What equipment/tools will we need to complete the course?
Access to a computer, an email account, and an eager and open mind! Additionally, we ask you to be curious and willing to play.
What do we do if we need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact [email protected].


A unique opportunity to join Romance & Love, a course to deepen your understanding of relationships.

We feel honored that James Hollis has chosen to collaborate this amazing course together with SoulAtPlay. This is an exceptional opportunity to get insight from the world-renowned Jungian analyst into the psychodynamic of relationships and in creating a mature relationship.

If you’re ready to take the next step in solving the puzzle of relationships, click the Enroll button, and let’s get started!


"His teachings challenge me to show up."

My experience with Dr. Hollis, his professional expertise and knowledge of Jung psychology, has been a beacon of light in my personal day-to-day journey through life. His teachings challenge me to "show up" in life and bring the best that I have to offer to the situations and circumstances surrounding me.


"A brilliant thinker"

Dr. Hollis is a gem: a brilliant thinker and writer. It is a treasure to have any interaction with him, and a valuable experience to have him share his vast knowledge and great expertise.

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