As people awake to the very real dangers of continuing inaction around the climate crisis, we have begun offering support to those affected by engaging with such difficult truths. CPA is working with groups and organisations to deliver a range of talks, consultancy, workshops and conference presentations in the theory and practice of Climate Psychology.
Some of the essential themes of climate psychology which can be explored include the nature of denial and disavowal, the connections between thinking, feeling and acting, and how to "stay with" and manage the disturbing feelings, conflicts and dilemmas provoked by awareness of the climate crisis.
What we offer
CPA has worked with a range of organisations, from smaller charities to organisations and businesses such as Estée Lauder, the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust, and Laudate Si.
We have a team of climate-aware speakers and consultants from a range of professional backgrounds, who can offer:
· Talks on climate psychology and the role of emotions in responding to the climate crisis
· Experiential workshops – safe spaces to explore climate feelings and build resilience, using methodologies such as Climate Cafés and Active Hope – and research-based approaches for healing climate trauma
· Workshops on how to talk with others about climate in ways that build relationships (the link is to a blog about an instance of this workshop)
· Workshops for parents, schools and other organisations that work with young people, on supporting children with issues around the climate and biodiversity emergency
· Workshops and CPD (Through the Door, Hosting and Facilitating Climate Cafés) for counsellors, psychotherapists and people in similar professions who are taking their practice outside the consulting room in response to the climate emergency, or who are working with clients experiencingeco-distress
We can also offer organisational consultancy to inform your organisation’s sustainability strategy.
For a taste of our talks, watch Dr Nadine Andrews offering a CPA talk on climate emotions for Aberdeen Climate Action or Dr Judith Anderson speaking at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Summit.
In offering these talks and consultancy, CPA hopes to help build understanding of the complex individual, organisational and cultural responses as the crisis unfolds. We offer support in approaches to building resilience as people begin to engage with the unthinkable, so that they can contribute to sustainable communities and prepare for change.
Validating people’s experiences of helplessness, grief, anger, despair and fear all have their place in this work, and talks can be combined with nature connections work, creative explorations or climate cafés depending on the needs and interests of the group.
If you would like to enquire about a talk, workshop or other consultancy get in touch and we will be happy to help.