Canadians are increasingly showing symptoms of anxiety and “ecological grief,” according to The Lancet Countdown Report.
Fardous Hosseiny from the Canadian Mental Health Association says, “The climate emergency is not just a question of wildfires, or rising temperatures and rising oceans. What will we do about rising despair and of the mental health impacts of climate trauma?” If you feel climate anxiety, the Canadian Mental Health Association recommends to talk about climate change in your own circles and take action, knowing that you are not alone.
A chance to share your feelings is offered this Saturday afternoon at 4:00 at the Moving Centre, 533A Baker St. Reservations are required.
The climate empowerment workshop is based on The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy, PhD, which aims to help people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action.
This method has been used for 30 years in many countries and is facilitated in Nelson by Yael Finer and Malin Christensson.
For more information and to sign up visit emotionalclimate.us.