Freud's Bar discusses "Keeping on Thinking in Difficult Times" with Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to host another installment of Freud's Bar. The theme of their upcoming segments this Fall and Winter is Things Fall Apart: The Center Cannot Hold. The topic of this meeting will be Keeping on Thinking in Difficult Times, on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30pm. It will be presented by Mary Margaret McClure, DMH.
Are you interested in the world of psychology but afraid you may not understand all of the terms and jargon? Join us for monthly talks given by local Bay Area psychoanalysts. You don't need to be a psychologist to check out Freud's Bar. Just bring your interest and a friend!
How do we “show up” as we live through these on-going challenging times? When we feel enormous distress and when that distress is all around us, can psychoanalysis offer us a method and real world support for regaining a thoughtful state of mind, grounded in ourselves, connected to others and to the larger world? Under threat of catastrophic change we all may feel a kind of break down. We may be tempted to withdraw into isolation and despair or to strike out with anger and hatred finding someone or something to blame. To stay engaged in a human way, as a citizen, as a loving, working person is something we all are facing.
Mary Margaret McClure, DMH, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis where she has been recently teaching about culture, child development, maternal subjectivity. She is in private practice in Mill Valley, CA. and is involved in an ongoing consultation with the Canal Alliance, a non-profit in San Rafael, CA, that serves the Latino immigrant population.