The Farms: Creating an Individual Path to Wholeness

During this one-day gathering led by Mary Ryan, concepts of personal growth and wholeness are first learned through the use of film clips, art, poetry, myth and more. Then, through the use of writing, art, poetry, and music, each participant will work on their personal expression of wholeness. And finally, the participant shares their creation with the group if they choose.

Choose from two sessions: Friday, Nov. 17 (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or Friday, Dec. 15 (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in the Mansion Library.

$140/person. Register for Nov. 17 (by Nov. 13) here. Register for Dec. 15 (by Dec. 11) here.
Registration fees include materials. All sales are final. Payment plans are available during the online registration process.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Mary Ryan (M.S.) is a Jungian-oriented therapist with 40 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. She has been on the faculty of three universities, teaching classes to students from age 18 to 80 on personality and personal growth.

With the Academy of Addictions Treatment Professionals, she trained therapists in Chicago and St. Louis. She has worked in both hospitals and treatment centers and has a private practice in Springfield, IL while also facilitating a Prison Fathers group at Jacksonville Correctional Center.

Mary has had art displayed in two galleries and combines her experience in art and film with her work with clients and in her teaching.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete fall session schedule here.


Nov 17 2023


10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 17 2023
  • Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm