Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change


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for counsellors and psychotherapists seeking to address climate change through their practice, and build resiliency.

A quick summary

Leslie Davenport makes the case for counsellors and psychotherapists to engage actively with climate change – addressing both the impacts on mental health, and also the underlying psychological states that fuel destructive behaviours. This book sets out a range of considerations, including the psychology of climate denial, grief, and the place of ‘politics’ in therapeutic practices. Davenport offers reflective exercises for practitioners and clients, and sets out the vision for increased resiliency and an ecoharmonious society, which mental health professionals can help bring to reality.


Publisher’s description

Although the environmental and physical effects of climate change have long been recognised, little attention has been given to the profound negative impact on mental health. Leslie Davenport presents comprehensive theory, strategies and resources for addressing key clinical themes specific to the psychological impact of climate change. She explores the psychological underpinnings that have contributed to the current global crisis, and offers robust therapeutic interventions for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and other clinical mental health conditions resulting from environmental damage and disaster.

She emphasizes the importance of developing resilience and shows how to utilise the many benefits of guided imagery and mindful presence techniques, and carry out interventions that draw on expert research into ecopsychology, wisdom traditions, earth-based indigenous practices and positive psychology. The strategies in this book will cultivate transformative, person-centred ways of being, resulting in regenerative lifestyles that benefit both the individual and the planet.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 314 g
Dimensions 229 × 155 × 11 mm
Book Author

ISBN 9781785927195


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