LIVING WITH THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Help us pilot our new groups on Living with the Climate Crisis

We are looking for people to take part in seven sessions of our new Living with the Climate Crisis groups. The groups aim to help people to face their complex feelings about the climate crisis, put down roots in the kinds of action (political, personal, community, at work) that feel right for them, share experiences, gain support and support others and become good communicators with family, friends and wider groups.

When: Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 on May 24th, June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, July 5th, 12th (avoiding half term and finishing before the summer holidays). PLEASE NOTE: these dates have been updated.

Where: online for the early meetings, hopefully face to face for the later ones

Who should come? Anyone  in Cambridge concerned about the climate crisis. Experienced facilitators and people from community groups who might be interested in running the groups in the future are also welcome.

The group will be facilitated by Dr Daniela Fernandez-Catherall and Ro Randall of Cambridge Climate Therapists.

Participation in the group is FREE and you will receive a free draft copy of our Participant’s Handbook which has notes on the themes of each session and a detailed guide to reducing your personal carbon footprint. In return we will ask you to provide us with feedback to help shape the final version of the materials which will be available under Creative Commons Licenses.

The project is being supported and hosted by the Climate Psychology Alliance who will be providing support and mentoring to facilitators.

To book and for more information contact Ro Randall. ro@rorandall.org 07796673148

CLIMATE LISTENING BENCH DATES IN NOVEMBER

As part of a response to the climate change talks at COP 26, Cambridge Climate Therapists invite you to join them on the CLIMATE LISTENING BENCH on the following dates.

At New Square, Cambridge, between 10.00 and 12.00

Sunday 7 November

Sunday 14 November

Sunday 21 November

Sunday 28 November.

The CLIMATE LISTENING BENCH offers you an opportunity to talk to specially trained ‘climate listeners’. We offer a friendly, empathic ear to anyone who would like to talk about their climate concerns.

“Having someone listen to you,” says Ro Randall, founder member, “is really useful. It brings you out of isolation and helps you realise that there is somewhere beyond the awful feelings, that there is lots you can do about the climate crisis and that there is a community of people to do it with.”

WHAT NOW? WHAT NEXT?

For people who want to go on talking, we also offer the opportunity to join our What now? What next? group. This is a small group for thinking about our future, with Jacqui Davis and Anne Murray.

Please look at our Events page for current details.

BOOK THE CLIMATE LISTENING BENCH FOR YOUR EVENT

Cambridge Climate Therapists are always interested to hear from groups who might like us to bring our CLIMATE LISTENING BENCH to their event. Please contact us on info@cambridgeclimatetherapists.org

Green Week COP 26 at Wolfson College 18th-25th October

We will be bringing our Listening Bench to Wolfson College on Monday 18th October as part of their Green Week/COP26 event.

Our Climate Listening Bench project, inspired by the Zimbabwean Friendship Bench initiative, offers a friendly empathic ear to anyone worried or upset about the climate crisis. Over the summer you may have seen a couple of our trained psychotherapists sitting on a bench at different open green spaces in Cambridge.  During Green Week, the Listening Bench will be available at various times (to be posted) at a suitable site, Covid safe, within Wolfson College. Please join us on the Listening Bench – no need to book, just sit down and chat.

And on Friday 22nd October from 10.30 to 12.30, Ro Randall and Daniela Fernandez Catherall will be offering a workshop “Coping with the Climate Crisis” in the large seminar room at Wolfson College.