Living with the climate crisis launches!
March 18, 2023 § Leave a comment
Join us for the online launch of Living with the climate crisis on Monday 17 April 19.00-20.30 UK time – find out more and book here.
These new materials provide guidance for a series of group meetings which help people respond to the climate crisis, both personally and collectively. They focus on:
- support and understanding
- finding pathways to carbon reduction and community and political action
The project is run by the Climate Psychology Alliance on a dedicated website, https://livingwiththeclimatecrisis.org, where you can view, read and download the new materials free.
At the launch, authors Rosemary Randall, Rebecca Nestor, Daniela Fernandez-Catherall and Andy Brown will introduce the new materials, talk about the thinking behind the project, and answer your questions.
The groups provide a space for people to talk, to share, to express what they feel and to reflect. They offer tools, ideas and skills. They emphasise our shared humanity, our interdependence and the need for a collective response. They are rooted in psychological understandings of our distress, of our difficulties in communication and of each person’s need to find a place in a bewildering array of possibilities for action.
This launch event is part of the ongoing support and development that the Climate Psychology Alliance will provide to facilitators who wish to use the materials and run groups.
Please share and circulate this information to your networks.
Six short videos on Coping with the Climate Crisis
August 13, 2020 § 2 Comments
Just before lockdown my son made these six short videos on ‘Coping with the climate crisis’ in which I talk about the emotional dimensions of people’s responses and how we can support each other through what are often difficult and traumatic experiences.
1: Disavowal or everyday denial
2: Climate anxiety or climate distress
3: Loss and grief
4: Supporting others
5: Hope and despair
6: Climate journeys – can the climate crisis transform your life?
Do link to and share the videos if you find them useful.
Climate anxiety and climate distress: Ecosia Podcast
October 31, 2019 § 1 Comment
There’s now a fifteen minute podcast on the Ecosia blog where I’m interviewed about climate anxiety and climate distress by Joshi Gottlieb. Listen to it here.
And if you haven’t heard of Ecosia before, they’re a unique and excellent, ethical search engine who use 80% of their advertising revenue to plant trees – 72 million so far. They’realso a social business who take privacy seriously and don’t exploit your data. Give them a try – much better than Google in my opinion.