Climate change, super storms, rising sea levels, large-scale pollution—do these problems seem large, looming, intractable? If you’re feel vulnerable, disempowered, or burnt-out, you’re not alone: climate anxiety is a real phenomenon that is beginning to be recognized and named by psychologists. Addressing these heavy feelings in community can be a way of generating the personal resilience needed to cope with an uncertain future.

 

This fall, Waterspirit will be piloting a climate anxiety support group using the Good Grief Network’s “10 Steps to Personal Resilience and Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate” method. The Good Grief Network offers multi-modal techniques that help facilitate the metabolizing of heavy feelings that can distract us from our work in the world. This methodology provides the missing piece that helps prevent activism fatigue and burn out. These tools are necessary for those of us looking to sustain ourselves for the long haul.

 

Please join Waterspirit for an informational meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at First Presbyterian Church of Rumson (4 East River Road). At that meeting, we will provide more information about the 10 steps, the fall meetings calendar, and the $100 suggested donation for the course of the program. Further inquiries may be directed to water@waterspirit.org.

More information about the Good Grief Network and the 10 steps is available on their website.

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