Alison Maitland previews her forthcoming event on Active Hope, supporting you to develop your climate resilience and take a moment for yourself this New Year.
Would you like to increase your wellbeing, resilience, and resourcefulness in the face of the planetary emergency?
Climate or Eco-Anxiety is a “chronic fear of environmental doom” and has been studied comprehensively for at least the last 15 years. After years of under-reporting and climate denial it’s not surprising that some people can feel frustrated by a lack of political action and a barrage of news of extreme weather, new coal mines and tipping points… Whether you are feeling overwhelmed and burned out, eager to find new ways you can contribute to the cause, or just curious to know more, I am proud to be facilitating this interactive event on 30 January.
You will learn about and experience “Active Hope”, a profound practice based on the book and work of Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
This free event will enable you to:
- Experience a collective process that you can practise yourself anytime, alone or with others, to support your resilience and your unique role in responding to the climate, biodiversity, and social justice crisis
- Connect at a deeper level with fellow concerned people to rediscover and refresh your creativity and motivation for a thriving planet
Refreshments will be served (for donations).
I’m Alison Maitland, a professional coach with a background in journalism. I have recently completed the Climate Change Coaches training programme, contributing my skills to help fix the mess we’re in. I started focusing on coaching people who are involved in different ways in responding to the crisis, from activists, to regenerative business start-ups, to people working for sustainability in larger organisations.
What else can you do?
Check out the website for a range of resources to support meaningful action on climate change which can counteract feelings of helplessness. Getting involved with proactive projects can help create connections, or simply talking to friends about your thoughts and worries can reduce feelings of isolation.