Feb. 17, 2023
"DEEP ECOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH"
hosted by Jacki Short from the Sydney Centre for Creative Change.
Deep Ecology and Mental Health
Special Guest Presenter: John Seed
Holding Space for Self and Others Webinar Ep 42. Deep Ecology is a philosophy of nature which explores the psychological disease that allows humans to attack the biological fabric out of which our own lives too are woven. This stems from “anthropocentrism”, human-centeredness, and the ensuing illusion of separation from nature. The term was coined by philosophy professor Arne Naess who claimed that “ecological ideas are not enough – we need ecological identity, ecological self”. This webinar explores the relationship of deep ecology to mental wellbeing and includes some experiential processes that help us break through this illusion of separation and allow us to deepen our felt sense of connection with the living Earth and nourish our ecological identity.
By the end of the webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
1. Understand the cause of our illusion of separation from the rest of the natural world,
2. Know the kind of therapies that treat this illusion,
3. Experience a deeper sense of personal connectedness
Online: Watch the Video