EPI Group Coaching Climate Psychology FAQ
1. Why Climate Psychology?
Arguably, no other issue so directly affects the health, safety and livelihoods of all beings on the planet like climate change. The globe is already suffering debilitating impacts because of climate change, and outlooks for the future are grim. Unlike ever before, we need collective engagement that is healthy, supportive, sustainable and productive. Unfortunately, the psychological issues of climate change make this mass coming together difficult. It is time we come together to consciously apply psychologically to making this movement as impactful as possible.
2. What can I expect to get out of this, what’s the value to me?
This is a unique opportunity to come together with like-minded peers, colleagues and kindred spirits to connect, share and learn together. You will have opportunities to:
Process in a healthy and positive way your experiences-feelings, emotions, etc-related to climate change. You will also be able to reciprocate this support for others.
Discover constructive ideas, practices, principles and strategies to empower you psychologically and practically related to climate change.
Feel a sense of inspiration, belonging and boundary-less community with other people who care passionately about our planet.
3. What is the Structure of the Time?
There is a loose structure for each Group Coaching session. Each meeting will have a general theme (for more information on these, read below) that will guide the beginning of conversations. Dennis Kiley, the facilitator, will offer questions, ideas and topics for people to consider pertinent to the theme. Group conversation and dialogue will be actively encouraged to foster greater learning and processing. Participants are encouraged to share their questions, ideas, experiences and reflections. This will enable people to come to find their own answers and insights while also learning from each other.
In addition to exploring a theme each session, there will also be opportunities for participants to bring up other subjects and topics they want to address. This will ensure that the group collectively addresses the subjects that are most pertinent and pressing for everyone in attendance.
Unlike EPI’s classes, trainings and consultations, these meetings will not include a lot of teaching. Dennis will share and participate, but most of the focus is bringing people together to learn from each other. The time together will be structured to foster personal and group learning.
4. What are the Themes For each Session?
All are welcome to join any or all sessions:
Session 1: Taking Action
Session 2: Staying in the Heart
Session 3: Fostering Resilience
Session 4: Engage Better
5. Who is this appropriate for?
These Group Coaching sessions are appropriate for the following types of people:
Interested in connecting more with other people about fostering health for the planet.
Passionate about addressing climate change positively and proactively.
Capable of listening and supporting others whose opinions and experiences might be different from you.
Willing to share your experiences and insights with the intention of fostering shared learning and coming together.
These gatherings are probably not suitable for those who:
Are wanting to talk about best climate policy, etc. We are gathering to talk about what psychologically is necessary to foster positive outcomes, not deciding what are the best outcomes to take.
Seek to direct conversation towards blaming, shaming and being critical.
Pursue fixed points, agendas or ideas.
6. How Long/Timing?
Each group session lasts at most an hour. We set aside 60 minutes to be together; people are welcome to attend for all or part of the time.
7. Are they recorded; can I get a copy even if I don’t attend?
Everybody who registers for each coaching session will receive a copy of the webinar, even if you weren’t able to attend live.
8. What’s the Cost; is there a scholarship?
As an introductory offer, we’re only charging $10 for your first group coaching session. If money is really stressful and you’d still really like to attend, you can speak to us about our donation and sliding scale pay opportunities..