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Eco-Psychotherapy: Therapy with the earth in mind

With Eco-Psychotherapist Mary-Jayne Rust


Saturday 11 May 2019 - London



As the reality of climate change is now sinking into mainstream society, people are beginning to suffer from "climate anxiety" and "climate grief". While many of us declare that we "love nature", we are also part of a system which is poisoning and destroying much of life on earth. This grave reality can trigger strong feelings such as overwhelm, guilt, rage, grief, impotence and fear which clients may bring to sessions in a variety of ways. While climate change has become the focus of concern, it is part of a much bigger story about our dysfunctional relationship with the rest of nature, in which we humans see ourselves as separate from, and superior to, the more-than-human world. Psychotherapy has grown out of this worldview; as an urban profession we see our suffering and healing only in the context of human relationships. Yet, if we listen, we will hear stories of love and loss in our relationships with the land, animals, plants and more. We also continue to struggle with a very ambivalent relationship with ourselves as animals.

This day will be a chance to look at the main themes of eco-psychotherapy, including a variety of examples from therapy practice. There will be a mix of discussion, supervision and sharing.


Speakers

Mary-Jayne Rust
Mary-Jayne Rust is an ecopsychologist, art therapist and Jungian analyst. In the early 1990's two journeys to the traditional culture of Ladakh alerted her to the seriousness of the ecological crisis and its psycho- spiritual roots. Alongside her private practice she writes, lectures and facilitates workshops in the field of ecopsychology - an inquiry into the psychological and spiritual dimensions of our relationship with the earth. See www.mjrust.net for publications including, Vital Signs: Psychological Responses to Ecological Crisis (Eds. M.J. Rust & Nick Totton - Karnac, London 2011)... More >>


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Fees

Handouts and lunch included
Early bird: £100 (Available until 9 March)
Self-funded: £120
Self-funded x 2: £200
Organisationally-funded: £200
Psychotherapy trainee: £80 (Limited to 10 places)
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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

Wetland Centre
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
Barnes
London
SW13 9WT
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Schedule

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
17:00 End
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