Psychology for a Safe Climate Conference 2015
SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2015
CLIMATE CHANGE: TURN ON or TURN OFF?
What helps and what hinders engagement with climate change?
Presentations, discussion and debate – for the heart and the mind.
Susan Murphy holds the conference audience engaged.
Vulnerability and Resilience: Not-knowing is the most intimate
Charles Le Feuvre
Brains for a safe climate?
Can people experience climate change?
Susan Murphy: Vulnerability and Resilience: ‘not-knowing is most intimate’
Dr Susan Murphy is an authorised Zen Roshi. She is a writer, radio producer and film director. Her latest book is Minding the Earth, Mending the World (2012, 2014),
Papers and discussion
Andrea Bunting: Using Moral Framing of Climate Change to Enhance Engagement
Don McArthur: Communicating about climate change when “the facts are not enough”
Sally Gillespie: Sun Ripening: What can happen when we engage with climate change
Charles LeFeuvre: Brains for a Safe Climate?
5 minute presentations
Climate Change Debate: Does the truth about climate change motivate us to act?
No: Rod Quantock, Lyn Bender, Jonathan Marshall.
Yes: Susan Murphy, David Spratt, Andrea Bunting
Psychology for a Safe Climate booklet launch
Launch of Facing the Heat: Conversations on Climate Change, a new publication by Psychology for a Safe Climate.
Post conference Sunday Workshops - for Climate Well-being
Sunday 22nd March 2015
There were 4 different workshops, in 4 time slots.
Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis
Leader: Dr Susan Murphy gave the keynote at the conference, and is a writer, authorized Zen teacher, film-maker and author of Minding the Earth, Mending the World.
Care for the heart and soul using creative methods – to support and nourish, and foster reflection
Leader: Dr Sally Gillespie is a practised Jungian psychotherapist and has recently completed a PhD on Climate Change and Psyche
Beating Burnout: A workshop for discovering your own resources to prevent burn out
Leaders: Ben Nisenbaum, Rosemary Crettenden and Carol Ride are experienced psychologists and psychotherapists, all actively involved in the work of Psychology for a Safe Climate.
Let’s talk! The art of conversation around climate change
2pm – 3.30pm. (max 40 participants). Repeated in workshop 6.
Leaders: Sue Pratt and Dr Bronwyn Wauchope are experienced psychologists and psychotherapists, both actively involved in the work of Psychology for a Safe Climate.
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