The Waking-Up Syndrome (150)

PM150_580Ecopsychologist Sarah Edwards, PhD, explains stages people often go through when facing the implications of climate change and resource depletion. She outlines various aspects of Denial, Anxiety, Awakening, Despair, Powerlessness  and eventual Acceptance. Differentiating these from the normal grief process, Sarah emphasizes how we can face inevitable feelings of grief and free our energy for positive, practical action in our personal and community lives. Episode 150 []. 

Want more? Read The Waking-Up Syndrome by Sarah Edwards and Linda Buzzell on Hopedance online. Or see Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind by Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist (Sierra Books.)

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  1. Dr. Irwin Redlener’s book “Americans at risk” draws similar conclusions from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ 1969 book, On Death and Dying.

    I tend to bounce between bargaining, depression and acceptance myself.


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