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Facilitated by : Rabhya Dewshi, Vivienne Hopkins, Reem Ramadan, Nick Barnes and Steve Potter

The climate and ecological emergency (CEE) poses a major threat to physical and mental health across the globe. It poses an unprecedented, existential threat to the survival of humanity and of civilised society. What are our responses, as individuals, therapists, and members of society? How can CAT help us to understand our relationships with the emergency, develop healthy engagement and resilience, for ourselves and others?

In this workshop, we will share and map our experiences of climate concern, and the range of relationships we can have with it, from denial to activism. Participants will have opportunities to map and share their own relational experiences and to develop exits that can support ourselves, our organisations and broader society to address this existential threat to our planet.

Climate Crisis Group Webinar Breakdown:

8.00 – Welcome and introductions

8.10 – Sharing experiences – Facilitators Vivienne Hopkins, Reem Ramadan and Nick Barnes will share some of their current experiences and mapping relating to involvement and engagement in different aspects and responses to the climate and ecological crisis.

8.30 – Break out rooms (1) – In small groups we will invite participants to map and talk their own relationships with the climate crisis.

8.50 – Connecting – Connected (1) – A bringing together of maps from small groups and a sharing of people thoughts and reflections on how the climate crisis is impacting on them.

9.10 – Polarised positions – Steve Potter will present some of his work on Climate Denial whilst Rabhya Dewshi will share some of her experiences of working through the model of Active Hope, and how this has impacted on her role as a climate activist.

9.30 – Break out rooms (2) – Finding our own exits – going back into a our small groups and seeking exits on our maps.

9.50 – Connecting – Connected (2) – Bring everyone back together we will be looking to share the exits found on maps, and to also consider some of the other exits and actions that individuals and organisations can do – at home, in our work and in our communities.

10.10 – Wind down time – 20 minutes of free time for gather thoughts and comments, and more general catch – offering an easier exit from zoom than just the leave button.

Registration: To register for this event please click on this link. There will be a charge of £15.00 to attend this international event, and a zoom link will be sent out after registration.

For further information please e-mail Nick Barnes – ejbsln@hotmail.com

What can Cognitive Analytic Therapy

do for the climate crisis?

An ICATA webinar 20th October 2021

8am - 10.30am (BST) on Zoom