Climate change is everywhere: in the media, around the dinner table, and increasingly, right outside our front doors. Fear and helplessness surrounding the state of the earth and what it means for the inhabitants of the planet—often called eco-anxiety—is also growing apace. At Mindspace we believe that psychologists and mental health professionals can play an important role in helping individuals understand and meet these challenges responsibly and constructively. This two-hour group session will target eco-anxiety, and emphasize how psychological tools can help manage and even mobilize eco-anxiety. You will be provided information on emotional processes, coping, and ways to derive meaning from this challenge, with the ultimate goal of meeting—and overcoming it—collectively.

Please note that this workshop will be bilingual.

Instructors


Dr. Sébastien Nguyen

Dr. Sébastien Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist, member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He offers assistance with difficulties related to stress, emotions, relationships, identity, and adjustments to important life transitions. He also teaches mindfulness meditation to groups and individuals from various backgrounds. Sébastien’s practice is accessible and welcoming. He works in both French and English.

Dr. Megan A. Wood

Dr. Megan Wood (she/her) is a clinical psychologist licensed by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ). She believes the human experience is an educational project where we must make room for the whole of our existence – the personal, social, physical, and spiritual. She emphasizes the importance of exploring one’s emotional experiences within her work. That is, examining the meaning and function of our emotions as well as facing what is typically avoided. Past, present, and future are considered within the therapeutic context.