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Climate breakdown and psychological resilience: A conversation for those working in mental health 


18:00 - 20:00
Oct 27th 2021

Collectively we are entering into times of profound uncertainty and change, watching our civilisation unravel around us.   The impact on mental health is already with us, requiring community builders and those in psychological or caring professions to respond in new ways. A participatory conversation, online.

For more information contact Justine Huxley on 0207 496 1611 or justine.huxley@stethelburgas.org
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The pandemic is likely just the beginning. Collectively we are entering into times of profound uncertainty and change, watching our civilisation unravel around us. As the frequency of climate shocks around the world accelerates, our social structures will come under ever greater pressure.  As disinformation proliferates, our ability to make shared meaning is also under threat.  The impact on mental health is already with us, requiring community builders and those in psychological or caring professions to respond in new ways.

How can we find inner resources to help us weather the storm?  Can we root ourselves firmly in what is most essential?  How can we best support others?  What will it take to hold together the social fabric of our communities in times of immense challenge?  

This participatory online conversation will explore the role of inner resilience in our preparedness to meet what is coming.  It draws on St Ethelburga’s work on radical resilience and deep adaptation, offering key insights and a taste of how this strand of work is developing.  

The aim is to catalyse discussion on how therapists, faith leaders,  social prescribers and those working in mental health can best be of service in a landscape of increasing unpredictability.  We will aim to draw on learning within the group as well as share the fruits of our own work.  

NB The zoom link will be sent to you by email 2 hours before the event 

Are you…

  • Working at the intersection of psychology, spirituality and social change?
  • Involved in social prescribing, chaplaincy or other helping professions and wanting to make sense of your work within a wider landscape of global crisis? 
  • A social innovator or change-maker seeking to align your inner reality with the change you want to create in the world? 
  • Wanting to learn about psychological resilience for chaotic times?  

Then come and join us! 

The conversation will cover some or all of the following elements: 

  • facing the most painful truths of our era
  • the erosion of morals and mental health  
  • crisis as a motivation for living our deepest values
  • practices for resilience 
  • re-inventing inner work for a world in chaos  
  • how we can contribute to the stability of our communities 

Facilitator:  Dr Justine Afra Huxley is the CEO of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London, UK.  St Ethelburga’s mission is to build community resilience for times of social and ecological emergency.   Justine is passionate about inspiring people to bridge divisions and differences of all kinds, and to love the Earth, and to recognise the links between those two most urgent tasks.  She has a BSc and PhD in psychology, a diploma in counselling and is also training in the Hakomi method.  She  is a follower of the Sufi tradition and has been leading meditation and dreamwork groups for many years.  Justine is the editor of “Generation Y, Spirituality and Social Change” (Jessica Kingsley, 2019) a collection of stories about how the younger generation are re-inventing spirituality for a time of global crisis.  She is currently working on a second book outlining ten practices for living with resilience in an era of social collapse 

NB The zoom link will be sent to you by email 2 hours before the event 

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18:00 - 20:00
Oct 27th 2021