Mastering Midlife

Mastering Midlife: reconnecting to a living life.

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.

Naeem Callaway


Course starts 21st of November 2017. Book now to secure your space!

2017/11/21 16:00:00

Are you suffering from a Midlife Crisis?

Are you at a stage in your life where you feel life has lost its meaning? Have you been so focused on raising a family, concentrating on your career, that you have lost sight of who you are? Are you questioning what you are working towards?

Does life feel meaningless?  Do you feel bored, stagnant, restless? Can you identify with being disillusioned, empty, and disconnected?

These feelings are often linked to guilt, guilty for feeling like this when you and others around you, believe you should be happy. You find yourself questioning the choices you have made thus far in life, there is a persistent feeling that life should be more than this….

Midlife crises are not limited to specific age groups, a midlife crisis can be experienced between the ages of 35 to 65. It is often characterised by feelings of emptiness and loss but no clear understanding of why.

At some point in adulthood, who you are no longer resonates with the goals and beliefs that you had when you were a young adult. The Midlife crisis is the symptom of this battle between the ego and the true self. Questions arises which can encompass a broad variety of areas; career, marriage, parenting, goals, life choices, sexuality, belonging.

Mastering Midlife will help you to reconnect with your adult self, your soul, to find your meaning and ultimately your joy. It is possible to alchemize your distress into a meaningful and fulfilling part of your life’s journey by exploring those aspects of yourself that you have overlooked or neglected in your adult life.

Unearth your true adult self and start living authentically.

What this course is about

Mastering Midlife will guide you through a process of self exploration in which you will identify the core root of your Midlife crises and help you identify various aspects of the self that are key components in your psyche.

Liberation is found in the meeting of the self and identification of the root causes of your symptoms.

The five key areas this course focuses on:

  1. Identifying the root cause of your symptoms.
  2. Exploring the archetypal structure of a Midlife crises
  3. Making conscious the unfulfilled aspects in your psyche
  4. Depth work identifying complexes at play
  5. Communicating and connecting with the self

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is experiencing the following:

  • Loss and disillusionment
  • A feeling of being stuck or trapped
  • Feeling empty
  • A yearning for something better
  • Dissatisfaction with life and your circumstances
  • Feeling guilty about being unhappy
  • Experiencing feelings of paralysis

What you will gain

This course will:

allow you to identify the core belief that is causing your distress

address the aspects of self that are in crisis

make conscious those aspects of the self that you have disconnected with

empower you to make pro-active choices for yourself

allow you to access the truth of your adult self

prepare you for the transition into selfhood

Registrations and Bookings

Mastering Midlife will be presented on the following evenings from 6:30 to 9:30:

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Venue: The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies, 80 Cambridge Road Bryanston.

Cost:  R 3,900.00.

To book for the course, please click on the red button below or email

For any queries, please email Anja by clicking on this link.

Your Facilitators

Anja van Kralingen MSc is the director at the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies. Anja has a Masters degree in Spirituality, Consciousness and Transpersonal psychology from The University of Middlesex, and has walked the Jungian journey for over 15 years. Anja is passionate about the Jungian system and believes in empowering individuals to go on a journey of self-discovery, finding meaning and unfolding their own path of individuation.




Louisa Niehaus is a psychotherapist with a specialisation in Trauma Therapy. In addition to her private practice, she founded a Victim Support Centre for the South African Police. Louisa is also the founder of bespoke retreats for executives suffering from burnout and midlife crises. Louisa has made frequent appearances on both TV and radio is a regular consultant on Dstv’s Real Health programme. Louisa specialises in adult transition, burnout and midlife transition.