17 episodes

Creative thoughtful conversations between climate psychologists and our friends about the climate and biodiversity crisis

Climate Crisis Conversations Climate Psychology Alliance

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

Creative thoughtful conversations between climate psychologists and our friends about the climate and biodiversity crisis

    Motherhood and the Climate Crisis

    Motherhood and the Climate Crisis

    Sophia Cheng and Emma Palmer in conversation with Judith Anderson. Sophia is developing a collaborative creative project involving personal stories from self-identifying women wrestling with these two topics at the same time. She and her colleagues want to challenge the taboo and put this conversation on the map, NOT to position one woman against another but explore all the nuances around how the climate crisis is shaping how (and if) we mother. Emma's book Other Than Mother - Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind (Earth Books 2016) was groundbreaking in exploring the terrain of this decision-making process, including the cultural changes brought about by the rise in voluntary childlessness. ecological and environmental considerations and living with the decision.

    • 32 min
    Dr Renée Lertzman on being an earthling, the climate crisis and falling in love

    Dr Renée Lertzman on being an earthling, the climate crisis and falling in love

    In this Podcast Renee Lertzman talks about 'this moment we are in now', collective awakening and how to respond emotionally without shame or judgement with Caroline Hickman. They talk about the vulnerability faced in ‘speaking’, fears about being openly angry, and falling in love. Renee discusses themes explored in her recent Ted talk, windows of tolerance, attunement, climate anxiety in relation to action, and why it's so hard when things are so urgent. And she swears - just enough!

    https://reneelertzman.com

    Recent TED talk

    • 43 min
    Talking climate change in the therapy room

    Talking climate change in the therapy room

    Tree Staunton, Clinical Director of BCPC talks with Caroline Hickman about our current climate and biodiversity crisis, and the important role that psychotherapists may have in facing these difficult truths, and supporting a self -reflective dialogue about our relationship to the world around us as well as our responsibility for it.
     

    Asking many questions and not necessarily providing all the answers, they discuss many issues and dilemmas for practice especially how we can nourish a level of deep listening and engagement which may lead to empowerment and appropriate action.

     

    • 52 min
    Did we Care When Birds and Animals Died during the Sixth Extinction?

    Did we Care When Birds and Animals Died during the Sixth Extinction?

    In this podcast Sally Weintrobe, psychoanalyst and editor of Engaging with Climate Change, is in conversation with Caroline Hickman about the natural relationship which children have with animals. They feel close to them and fascinated by them. Sally sees our prevailing culture of un-care as working to break links between humans and animals and to invite us to treat animals (and the animal we are) as “distanced others”. How are we facing the Sixth Mass Extinction? Can children help adults repair their inner representations of the natural world and our place in it? The danger is animals will die in their millions without being sufficiently loved to be mourned and fought for. Children are as Vaclav Havel put it “pre-political”, meaning not yet so influenced by culture. The pre-political is, however, deeply political. 

    • 52 min
    From Anxiety to Agency: stepping up, rather than shutting down, in the face of the climate change crisis

    From Anxiety to Agency: stepping up, rather than shutting down, in the face of the climate change crisis

    Clover Hogan is a 20-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature. 

     In this Podcast, Clover Hogan talks with Caroline Hickman about how depth psychology transformed her approach to her activism, the role of holding despair and optimism in the same breath, and her path to igniting agency in a diversity of audiences - from Wall Street bankers, to 11-year-old students in the classroom. 

    • 49 min
    Rebellion is for life not just Extinction; focussing on a regenerative culture

    Rebellion is for life not just Extinction; focussing on a regenerative culture

    Two Extinction Rebellion activists reflect with Wendy Hollway of CPA on their experiences with Extinction Rebellion from 2018 through  wellbeing roles in the Uprisings in London and active engagement in  XR locally. They speak of deep experiences and learnings from focusing on growing the group's regenerative culture. Structures that build awareness and support emotional processing, so necessary for engaging with the reality of climate and ecological crises, have the potential to bring transformation for XR and ultimately wider society.

    • 46 min

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This show is lit

I’m a wildlife carer who has been working on mental health resources for me and mine. This show is unreal. Only three episodes in and am so grateful to the host and guests for giving this series so much love. It is truly useful - both for those I will encourage along this path and for helping myself. Thank you!

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