Active Hope: Ecopsychology for Therapists, Educators, and Community Leaders--
Do we face the end of the world, or rather the end of an outdated worldview?
You've heard the grim news about climate change, resource depletion, and rising extinction rates. Is it possible to respond positively and constructively, actualizing possibilities beyond helplessness, numbness, and despair? Is it possible to move beyond the mechanistic thinking that got us into such dire straits and move into a more organic and holistic way of being with ourselves, each other, and our still-lovely blue planet?
This mini-conference hosted a number of speakers who work actively in the field of ecopsychology, the bridge between ecology and psychology, outer and inner, world and self. They drew upon their experience as cultural leaders, professors, ecotherapists, writers, and social justice advocates to present realistic and forward-looking alternatives to eco-despair.
Submissions from 2015
From Ecocide to Ecoresilience... Panel, Elizabeth Allison
Hope Remains in Place - The Reinchantment of Here, Craig Chalquist
Environmental Melancholia, Renee Lertzman
Active Hope, Joanna Macy
Solastalgia: Embracing Longing for Home, Jan Edl Stein