Viewing and Discussion: Brooklyn

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  •  May 6, 2016
     7:00 pm CDT - 10:00 pm CDT

Instructors:  Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin & Tom Lavin

Based on the best selling novel written by Colm Toibin, Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan stars as Eilis Lacey, an Irish immigrant navigating through 1950s Brooklyn, New York.  Following a rough start, including homesickness and feelings of isolation, Ellis begins to develop friends, stable work, and a romance. Her budding path is jolted when she receives sad news from her hometown in Ireland.  When she returns to Ireland, she is reminded of what she left behind, and must choose between two very different paths.  Join us for a discussion of this warm and uplifting film, and the ways we internally navigate the many choices we are faced with which shape the course of our lives.

About the Instructors
Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, Ph.D. has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Jungian psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer. She has lectured nationally and in Ireland on addictions, women’s spirituality, alchemy, and Jung’s concept of typology. She has a private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. She writes, lectures and is a consultant.

Thomas P. Lavin, Ph. D., is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. He completed his training in both clinical psychology and theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago. Tom’s area of expertise is religion and spirituality in the clinical context.


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