FEB 15th Ecological Individuation. Public Lecture, Taunton.
MARCH 2nd Eros, Animal and Earth: The psychological challenges and joys of returning to a more intimate relationship with Nature. Public Lecture, Bristol.
AUGUST 1st – 4th Ecopsychology Gathering, Green and Away, Worcs. Flyer here
SEPT 28th Public Lecture, SAP Cambridge. Details to follow
OCT 12th Taking Heart in Dark Times: Ecopsychology and Stories of Change 10am – 5pm Nth London
Two great myths, diametrically opposed in character…….profoundly inform our cultural psyche and shape our beliefs. They invisibly constellate our vision. They permeate our ways of knowing and acting. Richard Tarnas,
The experience of therapy reveals that when old stories are re-told and explored, new stories can be found; this can lead to new ways of seeing and being in the present. This day will begin by offering a space to re-tell and explore the two potent myths which underlie western culture: The Myth of Progress and The Myth of the Fall. The first story is about an onwards and upwards drive towards modernity, in the hope of conquering nature. The second story links nature and woman in temptation of the senses, and the harsh punishment of being exiled from The Garden forever.
Both these stories still underpin consumer culture and affect our values, our relationship to body, self and other; they infiltrate our internal worlds as well as child development. Their influence has led us to function in the world in ways that contribute to the current global crisis.
Re-telling and exploring these stories invites new ways of seeing. We will spend the best part of the day hearing some inspiring stories of change about transforming the way we live with the earth as well as how we work (and think about our work) as therapists.
The stories of change, which embody heroes, tricksters and fools, will hopefully help us all connect and take heart in dark times.
Jan 21st Workshop at Conference “Boundaries and Boundlessness” Re-Vision Winter Residential, Bucks. Contact: www.re-vision.org.uk.
May 27 – June 1 Ecopsychology: Experiencing the Ecological Self A one week ecopsychology course at Schumacher College, Devon.
Sept 16 Keynote Lecture and workshop: Exploring Eros, Animal and Earth European Association of Body Psychotherapy EABP Conference Cambridge.
March 7 – 25 Ecopsychology: Exploring the Roots to Change 3 week course at Schumacher College, Devon.
March 16: Shadow and Transformation Open evening Public Lecture, Schumacher College, Devon.
June 14: Ecopsychology Lecture at School of Life, 70, Marchmont St, London.
July 9: Double Vision: The Gestalt of Our Environmental Crisis Marianne Fry Lectures, Bristol.
July 17 – 21: Ecopsychology: Experiencing the Ecological Self A one week ecopsychology course at Schumacher College, Devon.
Nov 28 – Dec 2: Ecopsychology: A Revolution at Home a 1 week course at Schumacher College, Devon.
June 21 -23: Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Bonn, Germany. See Panel: It’s about attitudes: Understanding and reporting the psychology of climate change.
Lecture at ‘ Taste, Hunger and the Media’ London, Sat Dec 12th 2009 see Media and the Inner World.
The Shadow of our Environmental Crisis. Lecture at re-vision conference: Sacred Margins. Hertfordshire. Sept 2009.
Resilience of the Heart Public Lecture at Annual Transition Conference, London. May 2009.
The Myths by Which we Live – or Die? Public Lecture for conference: The Psychological and Political Challenge of Facing Climate Change, UWE, Bristol. March 2009.
December: Stalking the Wild Self Public Lecture for Conference: Wilderness & Inner Space, University of Kent.
October: Wild Nature, Human Nature: Deep Sustainability Through Ecotherapy. One week residential Knoydart, Scotland.
Sept: Consuming the Earth Keynote Lecture for Climate of Change CAPPP conference, Bristol.
August: Inspiring Radical Change in an Ailing World: the role of the Fool in Awakening the Ecological Self. Lecture at Guild of Pastoral Psychology Conference. Oxford.
Climate on the Couch Guild of Psychotherapists Annual Lecture, London. November 2007.
The Transformative Power of Wild Places Wilderness Foundation, Essex. June 2007