The small group has now begun to meet – by zoom for a short while but hoping to move to face to face when that becomes possible and acceptable to the group.
Please contact Jacqui Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Murray (email@example.com) with any enquiries.
We are very sorry that we had to cancel the Climate Listening Bench that was scheduled for today, and hope that no-one was disappointed by our absence. We felt that it was far too cold to expect people to sit outside comfortably today.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.