Engaging with climate change and eco-distress

Date/Time


Date(s) - 08/02/2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location


Via Zoom

Description


In the first webinar in the Climate Aware Practitioners PD series, participants will be introduced to PSC’s Support Model, an evidence-informed approach to supporting people who are distressed by the reality of climate change. PSC encourages expression of emotions about climate change without pathologising people’s responses. Eco-anxiety and climate distress are seen as rational responses to the growing climate crisis. Participants will engage with their own response to climate change in order to develop capacity to provide professional support around this challenging issue.

Participants may wish to take their learning further by participating in the whole series of the Climate Aware Practitioner Professional Development.

All events are via Zoom (AEDT – Melbourne time).

Facilitators:

Dr Beth Hill has a PhD in Anthropology researching the cultural and psychological dimensions of climate change, in particular how communities come to terms with what climate change means in their daily lives.  Beth trained with Joanna Macy in the Work that Reconnects. She facilitates workshops drawing on this approach, as well deep ecology, mindfulness and creative processes involving art and writing.

Carol Ride has worked as a psychologist in the field of couple therapy, as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. Her shift to work in the field of climate change was motivated by the urgent need to contribute to engaging and supporting people psychologically in responding to the unfolding climate crisis. Carol is the Founder and President of Psychology for a Safe Climate. She regularly facilitate workshops for PSC and speaks publicly on climate psychology.

Bookings


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