Climate & The Body

How do we respond to the crisis of our time?

The end of the world as we know it is not the end of the world full stop. Together, we shall find the hope beyond hope, the paths that lead to the unknown world ahead of us.
— Paul Kingsnorth

Maybe you’ve heard about “eco-anxiety” or are reading about how climate change is affecting mental health. Perhaps you’re not sure what to do with the devastating news coming at you at an alarming rate. You might feel fear for the future. Or feel numb to it all.

You aren’t alone.

The ever-growing, ever-present threat of the climate crisis presents a unique opportunity to peel back layers of the masked self. To notice our resistance to life. The ways we grasp for control.

We are being challenged to see and surrender old patterns in order to face the complexities at hand. To meet and heal trauma so that we can show up more fully with authentic presence. To learn that we are inseparable from one another and all that surrounds us. That our actions, large and small, matter.  

We can taste how much our individual healing and transformation is critical to collective efforts. To survival. To dying well.

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
— James Baldwin

How do we feel our way through personal and cultural limitations and toward a deeper connection with all life? One pathway is to gently open ourselves to a wider range of emotional experiences that can offer a key to reclaiming our human selves. We feel more, not less. We shed our veils on the road towards collective liberation. We return to love. We invite in what we are most afraid to feel, and in the process discover what wisdom and strength it can bring. We may even emerge more resilient for whatever arises.

Something truly valuable is discoverable in the overwhelm and confusion. Let’s open to asking the questions.

No one should ever be in this alone. Support is available, reach out to schedule an initial session.