Conversations about climate change and climate anxiety/climate grief bring us face to face with our own vulnerability, fragility and resilience, as well as those of the planet. If we courageously look at our defences and listen carefully to the complex thoughts and feelings about climate change we have, perhaps this could help us find greater meaning and paths towards sustainable solutions, on both an emotional and a practical level.
During this panel session on Climate Grief, our guests will discuss the rising tide of eco-anxiety/grief and children's and adults' growing concerns about the climate crisis. We will explore how feelings of grief, guilt, anxiety, shame, anger and depression can all be understood in the light of the current emergency. Rather than pushing these feelings away and treating them as a problem, they can be reframed to make more sense in the light of the crisis and may, paradoxically, actually save us.
We’re delighted to confirm that the panel will include psychotherapist Caroline Hickman, from the Climate Psychology Alliance and the University of Bath, and Bill Roberts of the Work That Reconnects (Extinction Rebellion, Bristol).
Concessions are available for OAPs, students, under 18s, the unwaged, and people with disabilities.