1. Why Climate Psychology Training?
Despite all the injustices and inequalities in the world, there may not be a more important issue to address than climate change. If we don’t sufficiently change course, wide scale calamity and catastrophe are unavoidable. To optimize climate action and impact, we must draw on psychology. It will help us only improve communication and engagement, organizing and strategy; furthermore, it can also help us better understand the inherent psychological challenges in the roots and effects of climate change. Finally, psychology is necessary for addressing the mental health impacts that are already happening and those on the horizon. This course will empower people to address all of these with a diverse and adaptable Tool Kit that can be used to generate healing and resilience, change and leadership.
2. What can I expect to get out of this, what’s the value to me?
This training’s focus is accessible and practical for a wide range of people, and the curriculum is comprehensive and immersive. Among other benefits, you will receive the following:
Climate psychology tool kit designed to address the inner and outer work of climate change. This includes specific strategies, skills, practices and principles rooted in current knowledge from psychology
Leadership focus includes: communication, organizing, planning, and engagement
Healing and Resilient focus includes: anxiety, sadness, stress, grief, anger, overwhelm, outrage, guilt and apathy
7 Modules, each with an extensive lecture, accompanying notes, resources, optional practices and reflections. The information is integrated from diverse fields of psychology including: resilience, leadership, organizational, climate and counseling
7 Live, interactive webinars with engaged and passionate climate citizens from across the globe
Experience of community, connection and shared-learning with fellow participants and peers in the field.
1-on-1 consultation with Dennis to personalize the material and optimize your learning
Certificate upon training completion and mentoring session with Dennis
5. Who is this suited for?
This training offers something for a wide variety of people:
- People feeling emotionally and mentally impacted by what is and might happen to our planet, and desiring to cultivate greater resilience and healing
- Individuals seeking to enhance and optimize their climate contributions
- Current climate leaders who want to make even more of a difference
- Colleagues and friends wanting to better support others who are psychologically affected by our climate crisis
4. What are the Topics for each Module?
Module 1: The Roots: Why psychologically we are in this mess
Module 2: The Emotional Impacts
Module 3: Cultivating Resilience/A New Way Forward: Taking Care of Ourselves
Module 4: Better Planning and Strategy
Module 5: Communication is Key
Module 6: The Seeds of Leadership; Be a Change-Maker
Module 7: The Spiritual Path of Climate Engagement
BONUS Module 8 (Guest Speaker): The Most Important Actions You Can Take
3. What Are The Dates and Time Commitments?
This training begins in May of 2022. Every two weeks you will receive a downloadable module package, along with an opportunity for a live, two-hour webinar that is also recorded and shared. The dates of these webinars will be determined by a poll available to all participants. All of this content is both optional and available on our new online platform so you’re able to engage at the pace and depth that works for you. There is also no time limit for accessing these resources so you can keep them with you in the future.
6. How Long/Timing?
Each live webinar lasts, at most, two hours. We set aside 120 minutes to be together; people are welcome to attend for all or part of the time.
7. Are modules recorded; do I need to attend live?
Everybody who registers will receive a copy of the live sessions, even if you weren’t able to attend live.
8. What’s the Cost; is there a scholarship?
This course is one payment of $189. Sign up before May 20th for an early bird price of $127.
Scholarship is definitely available. We want to make this important and meaningful material available to everyone regardless of financial circumstances. Reach out to us and we will try to work something out.