Friday, 13 December 2019
Habitat Canterbury (Uniting Church) 2 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 (map Here)
There is NO Discussion Group tonight, so join us for
Christmas pre-lecture Nibbles and Catch Up with familiar faces and new alike
Main Lecture at 8.00pm.
Engaging with Climate Change
Guest speaker: Dr Sally Gillespie
Ecological issues are challenging both the world, and our view of it. Climate change in particular calls for a development of new understandings about ourselves, our lives, our societies and our planet.
Depth psychology can contribute by exploring present and future imaginings about the world, recognising old myths that drive global warming alongside the new myths emerging in response. Too often disturbing emotions block engaging with global warming.
This talk explores how climate change conversations can facilitate consciousness change and sustained action. I draw on stories taken from research group discussions about psychological responses to climate change, where participants shared dreams, imaginings, frustrations, grief, hopes, fears and inspirations.
These discussions enabled those involved to reflect upon changing personal and collective myths, while nurturing the awareness and resilience to sustain ongoing climate engagement and action.
Dr Sally Gillespie is the author of Living the Dream, The Book of Dreaming, and she contributed two chapters to Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change (edited by Jonathan Marshall). Sally practised as a Jungian psychotherapist for over twenty years, and served as the President of the CG Jung Society of Sydney from 2006 to 2010.
More recently she has been lecturing and facilitating workshops in the psychology andeco-psychology of climate change.
Sally is a member of the Climate Wellbeing Network and Psychology for a Safe Climate.
Admission (at the door -no booking required): Members - free, Non members - $20, Concession - $10*
*(Students with photo ID & holders of Australian Pension and/or Health Care card)