Resilience In The Anthropocene

3 Days | 3 Keynotes | 9 panels | 3 Contemplative Practices

We invite you to join us for a 3-day FREE online summit that brings together researchers, academics, experts from communities most impacted by environmental devastation and climate change, clinical psychology practitioners, and contemplative leaders to discuss eco-anxiety and climate distress within a framework of inner, community, and planetary resilience.

What Do We Mean By Resilience?

Resilience is the capacity and the condition whereupon individuals, societies, and ecosystems are able to adapt to, withstand and recover from adversity and trauma caused by a variety of threats and stressors. Resilience does not imply that we go back to the way we were in the past but that we can still thrive in the conditions that make up the now.

What Do We Mean By Anthropocene?

The Anthropocene is an unofficial unit of geologic time used to describe the most recent period in Earth’s history during which human activity has had serious and negative impacts on the planet’s climate and ecosystems. It is often described in fatalistic terms but there is no reason why the Anthropocene cannot refer to a time where humanity reverses its actions to protect all life on earth.

The three-day event will focus on:

Dimensions of Emotional Distress:
Understanding the psychological and emotional impacts of the environmental and climate crises through an intersectional and justice lens.

Exploration of Coping Mechanisms
Learning from contemplative practices, clinical and counseling psychology, nature based and Indigenous wisdom traditions to cope and even thrive in uncertain times.

A Framework of Resilience
Collaboratively designing a new framework of inner, community, and planetary resilience that sustains us all.

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Daily Contemplative Exercises
Mindful of how the issues we will address in this convening can be emotionally taxing and triggering, we will be offering contemplative exercises each afternoon between the second and third panel as rest, respite, reset for our participants.
2.00 PM – 2.30 PM everyday (Central Time)
August 8 – 10, 2023


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