Facing Difficult Truths

Exploring psychological responses to the climate crisis to strengthen relationships and resilience for a just future

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Find Support

We provide support to individuals and groups struggling with eco-distress and offer safe spaces to share emotions surrounding the climate crisis.

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Research & Reflection

Research & Reflection

We research climate denial, disavowal, eco-distress, the psychological impact of climate change related disasters, and climate injustice

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Young People

Young People

We are especially concerned with the impact of climate change on young people. We do extensive research and provide support to teachers, parents and young people.

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Training & Events

Training & Events

We are engaged in a wide range of outreach, continuing professional development, and educational and community activities.

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Talks & Consultancy

Talks & Consultancy

For organisations and businesses we offer a range of talks, consultancy, workshops and conference presentations in the theory and practice of climate psychology.

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WHAT IS CLIMATE PSYCHOLOGY?

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Climate psychology is concerned with the emotions, and the social and mental processes that have contributed to the ecological and climate crisis, and our responses and processes of adaptation to it. In the Climate Psychology Alliance we draw on psychotherapeutic approaches, psychosocial studies, the arts, spiritual and philosophical thought, literature, systems thinking and ecopsychology, all in the service of unpicking our collective and individual responses to the crisis, much of which is unacknowledged and unconscious. Climate psychology aims to contribute by:

• building understanding and support for individuals and groups
• enabling transformation and adaptation
• helping us to cope with the consequences of the climate and ecological crisis.

We do this by creating shared spaces, networks and processes to explore ideas, to express what is often hidden or unbearable, to share emotions, to reconnect with our human and nonhuman kin, with our bodies and creative impulses and hope, in short, to help us all cope with these difficult truths and painful emotions. 

This enables us to engage with the crisis and build resilience. 

 

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We are a diverse community of therapeutic practitioners, thinkers, researchers, artists and others who believe that attending to the psychology and emotions of the climate and ecological crisis is at the heart of our work.

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