In this video, Hannah speaks to Caroline Hickman, Climate Psychologist, Researcher, Psychotherapist and Counsellor. We discuss her cross-cultural work with young people, hear first hand examples of Eco-anxiety, and discuss tools to build resilience. Trigger warning: this discussion includes reference to extreme levels of despair and high levels of anxiety. To learn more about psychological research looking at the impacts on mental well-being, please head to Climate Psychology Alliance - a multidisciplinary group of contributors in this research area.
Reframing Eco-Anxiety as Eco-Empathy (Interview with Caroline Hickman, a Psychotherapist from the Climate Psychology Alliance)
🟦Welcome to SciSection! Joining us in today's interview is our special guest Caroline Hickman, a psychotherapist based in the UK from the Climate Psychology Alliance 🧠! We'll be learning about the relationship that children have with nature and people’s emotional responses toward the climate crisis 🌍💚. 🟨Journalist: Luming Cao 🟦Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and catch us live on the radio on CFMU 93.3 FM Wednesdays at 6pm. For more info and SciSection content, check us out on our website! 🟨Curious about a topic? Want to hear us talk about it? Any feedback? Let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco-anxiety, the climate crisis and radical hope with Clover Hogan and Caroline Hickman
The Curiosity Club Podcast
**WE'VE BEEN SHORTLISTED IN THE BEST PODCAST CATEGORY OF THE CREATIVE IMPACT AWARDS 2020 - YOU CAN VOTE FOR US HERE** In S2E4 Catri Barrett speaks to climate activist and founder of Force of Nature, Clover Hogan, and Climate Psychologist and counsellor Caroline Hickman about how we can navigate eco-anxiety and turn our fear and despair into radical hope to become more resilient in the face of the climate crisis. Clover is a 21yo climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature - a youth-led organisation empowering her generation to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of our planet’s messiest problems. Caroline is a psychologist, counsellor and researcher specialising in climate psychology. Through her research at the University of Bath and her work with the Climate Psychology Alliance, Caroline brings a psychotherapeutic understanding to the climate and biodiversity emergency. Caroline also hosts the Climate Crisis Conversations podcast series entitled ‘Catastrophe or transformation’. They spoke about... • What lessons can we draw from the Coronavirus pandemic when facing the climate crisis. • What is eco-anxiety and how you can help yourself if you're struggling. How to process and navigate feelings of fear, anger, despair, hopelessness and grief when it comes to the climate emergency and the future of our planet. • What we need to understand about ourselves as flawed individuals and as humans in order to be more compassionate and better show up to the planet and others. • How we can become more robust and resilient to the uncertainty and challenges of the future. • What it means to become an internal and external activist. • How you can shift your relationship with fear and anxiety and channel it into agency and positive action. • What we can do in order to remain radically hopeful in the face of the climate crisis and during difficult times. •Recognising the unconscious patterns and broken systems that have caused us to get to this point within society and what are better alternatives moving forward. We'd love to hear from you over on Instagram with your thoughts about this episode. If you are struggling with eco-anxiety and it is impacting your everyday life reach out to your GP to talk about the many options for help or you can can contact Caroline Hickman here.
Get To Grips With Grief - A Conversation With Caroline Hickman
Force of Nature
In this episode of Force of Nature, Clover sits down with Caroline Hickman, an “eco-psychotherapist” who has committed her life to understanding the relationship between mental health and the health of our planet. They discuss the mental gymnastics we perform to make sense of the world; the role of grief and loss; and how we can begin to face up to climate and ecological crisis without losing our marbles. *Episode Timestamps: 01:58 - 08:53How young people are responding to the climate crisis: despair, dystopia and eco-anxiety. 08:53 - 11:32 Have we won the war on denial? Fight, flight, freeze… and fib. Understanding our coping mechanisms.11:32 - 16:25Technology will not save the day: why our need to control, heroic culture and anthropocentrism are at the root of our planet’s problems. 16:25 - 20:25Investing in an alternative future: preserving what’s of true value; rekindling the connection to self, each other, and nature; and restoring our mental health. 20:25 - 22:28Why we must rekindle our moral absolutism, stop numbing ourselves, and own up to our responsibility. 22:28 - 24:34The role of story-telling and imagination to find light in the dark.24:34 - 26:56What young people really want from their education - creating global empathy for global solutions, and writing modern myths for the new world we’re creating. 26:56- 30:41Why change starts with acceptance - how we can come to terms with grief, and surrender ‘old hope’ to hold the tension between despair and optimism. 30:41 - 37:16Why it’s essential to meet the monster in your closet and befriend failure if you want to save the world.37:16 - 41:26Depression and anxiety are not ‘bad things’ to fix. We can uncover the gifts they have to share.41:26 - 46:04Closing the polarity gap: building bridges with the people we disagree with, and how we can stop unconsciously disempowering ourselves. 46:04 - 48:33Learning to accept, forgive and love unconditionally. Stepping into discomfort, and finding the beauty in suffering.48:33 - 49:13Will the climate crisis be our redemption? Top Quotes From The Episode: “Mess your own life up quite a few times, and then you learn. Because that brings humility and it brings a sense of humour because it helps you survive, and it brings a bit of creativity.” - Caroline “Accepting what we've already inflicted on the planet, and what we're continuing to do to our planet, is too hard or too confronting for a lot of people. And so we keep dancing this little dance on the side, and detracting from what's really happening.” - Clover“We need to start weaving new narratives for the new world that we're developing. I know it's full of struggle and hardship… but I also think that there are opportunities to create things now, which maybe weren't available to us before.” - Caroline“Start to find the beauty and the benefit of suffering because to suffer means to be touched by something… that sense of connection is probably the only thing that really carries meaning at the end of the day.” - Caroline About The Guest:Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist who teaches at the University of Bath and is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) for whom she is creating a series of podcasts on Climate Psychology & Eco-Anxiety - “Climate Crisis Conversations - Catastrophe or Transformation”. Caroline is researching children and young people’s feelings, including eco-anxiety and grief, about the climate and biodiversity crisis. She has developed a methodology to uncover and explore different stories, narratives and images around our defences against the 'difficult truth' of the climate and biodiversity crisis, as well as hidden and less conscious feelings about climate anxiety. She is passionate about getting under the surface.*Resources: The End of the World Has Already Happened, BBC Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cl67/episodes/player “Climate Crisis Conversations - Catastrophe or Transformation” https://climatepsychology.podbean.com/ Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA)https://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/podcasts/424-from-anxiety-to-agency-stepping-up-rather-than-shutting-down-in-the-face-of-the-climate-change-crisis Caroline’s profile at the University of Bathhttps://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/caroline-hickman About The Host:Clover Hogan is a 20-year-old climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature - a youth-led organisation empowering Gen Z to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of the climate crisis. She has worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and inside classrooms across the UK.Clover is also campaign strategist for @myecoresolution, serves as a trustee to @GlobalActionPlan, and is on the advisory board of the National Community Lottery's Climate Action Fund. Twitter - https://twitter.com/cloverhogan Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cloverhogan Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cloverhogan/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clover-h-564201126/ E. email@example.com Find Out More :Website: https://www.forceofnature.xyz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forceofnature.xyz/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRSFQfWc1RthgUh56BWslDQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fon_xyzLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/forceofnature/ Tik Tok: https://firstname.lastname@example.org Production Studio: https://www.onefineplay.com Producer: James Bishop @itsjamesbishop *With Special Thanks To: James Bishop: https://www.linkedin.com/in/onnefineplay/ Kasra Firouzyar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasra-firouzyar-68861117a/ Janet Hogan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/the5thdoor/ Carl Dybwad: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-philip-dybwad-869b72182/
Caroline teaches at the University of Bath & is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) Executive Committee; academic & psychotherapist. She is researching children & young people’s feelings about the climate and biodiversity crisis in the UK, Maldives & Bangladesh to explore different n....