RSA Event: Climate, Psychology, and Change Book Launch

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Mon 01Jul

Reimagining Psychotherapy in an Era of Global Disruption and Climate Anxiety

Facilitators: Steffi Bednarek, Trudi Macagnino, Rebecca Nestor, Chris Robertson & Tree Staunton

This book launch will be a celebration of Climate, Psychology, and Change which reckons with the ways power, colonialism, capitalism and our innocent seeming familiar perceptions impact our myriad crises – while shaping Western psychology as we know it.

Editor and climate psychologist Steffi Bednarek co-created an anthology unlike anything you’ve read before: a necessary response, an urgent appeal, and a fearless look forward at how we care for ourselves and others, eyes wide open, with compassion and skill in an uncertain world.

 

Event time: Mon 1st Jul 2024 at 7:30pm - Mon 1st Jul 2024 at 9:00pm

Largely invisible and unnamed collective cultural assumptions act like an adhesive glue, that moulds everything into the same familiar patterns over and over again. Changing the way we see things is therefore one of the most powerful leverage points for systems change.

At a Glance

  • Explore the themes of Climate, Psychology, and Change
  • A conversational approach to a book launch, this event will be an interdisciplinary co-generation of wisdom in the context of relationships
  • A opportunity to network

“This is more than a book. It is a treasure of radical ideas and profound insights. It is a book of wisdom!” – Satish Kumar

The Flow of The Evening

19:00 Arrival with cash bar
19:30 Event open with welcome from Alicia Carey, CEO of Hawkwood
19:40 Overview of the book from Steffi Bednarek
20:00 Extracts from Trudi Macagnino, Rebeca Nestor and Chris Robertson. Followed by panel discussion chaired by Tree Staunton
20:30 Q+A from the audience
21:00 Close of event and option for networking
21:30 Event finishes

About The RSA

Economic, social and environmental crises have placed our world in a fragile, unbalanced and degenerative state. Our mission is to enable people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony. Our vision is for a world where everyone can fulfil their potential and contribute to more resilient, rebalanced and regenerative futures.

The RSA believe everyone has the potential and creativity to effect change. We work with people throughout their lives, and across society, to achieve regenerative impact; from children and young people to entrepreneurs, businesses and communities. Our approach to change involves many different disciplines and perspectives. Our work focuses on three areas. These are: Building Capabilities, Growing Hubs and Developing Infrastructure.

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19:00 - Arrival with cash bar
19:30 - Event starts
21:00 - Event finishes
21:30 - Event closes

Steffi Bednarek

Steffi Bednarek is a psychotherapist and consultant in climate psychology, living systems theory, and complexity thinking. She has managed national and international projects, headed up large mental health services, and worked on sociopolitical change for local and national governments, the sustainability sector, and nongovernmental organizations. She is an associate of the Climate Psychology Alliance, a Firekeeper at World Ethic Forum, and an associate of the American Psychological Association’s Climate Change Group.

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Trudi Macagnino

Trudi Macagnino is an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor working in private practice in Devon, UK. She is also a regional academic for the Open University and is completing a PhD with the University of the West of England Bristol.

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Rebecca Nestor

Rebecca Nestor is a climate activist, facilitator, and organizational consultant who supports people and organizations in dealing with the emotional impacts of the climate crisis. Her doctoral work examined emotional experience in organizations that engage the public on climate change. She is a board member of the Climate Psychology Alliance.

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Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson has been a psychotherapist since 1978. He is a former chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance and a cofounder of the Re-Vision psychotherapy training organization. He is coauthor of Climate Psychology: A Matter of Life and Death and contributed the chapter “Culture Crisis: A Loss of Soul” in Depth Psychology and Climate Change.

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Tree Staunton

Tree Staunton is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and an Emeritus member of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) where she was Director from 2011- 2023. She has been a UKCP Registered Body Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer for over 30 years and worked with colleagues in regulatory committees to introduce training standards for climate aware therapy. She continues to teach and supervise trainee psychotherapists and is a long-standing member of Climate Psychology Alliance, UK.

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