Fri, Apr 21|
Climate and Psyche: Maturing Conversations and Collective Dreams
How do we Meet this Moment? Ecological crises are challenging both the world, and our view of it. The climate emergency in particular calls for a development of new understandings …
Time & Location
Apr 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PDT
About the Event
Climate and ecological crises are challenging our world and assumptions about how we live, necessitating a re-visioning of ourselves, our societies and our planet. Jungian psychology can help to facilitate cultural change and shifts in worldviews in response to these crises and challenges. Firstly, by exploring past, present and future imaginings about the world, recognising the influence of dominant cultural myths that drive climate disruption. And secondly, by acknowledging thoughts, feelings and dreams that arise in response to climate crises, and working with them to support maturational development in individuals and communities.
Jungian practitioners are well-equipped to play a valuable role in facilitating climate conversations which incorporate the imaginal realm of dreams which are attuned to collective symbolic processes. In this talk, I draw on conversations shared in research group discussions where participants aired their frustrations, griefs, hopes, fears and inspirations in response to climate issues as well as shared and worked with dreams. I highlight how collectively identifying and sharing feelings, thoughts, experiences, and dreams in response to ecological and climate crises can help to stimulate a creative process of engagement, sense-making and maturation that cultivates resilience and action.