Sustainability Of Self...
as part of a whole living organism
Transitioning eco-anxiety and grief
Are you feeling uncomfortable sensations related to climate and ecological breakdown?
You are not alone...
Our emotional reactions are understandable given the state of our climate and ecological crisis, and societal dysfunction.
You are invited to feel nurtured and supported as together we explore, learn, and share methods for maintaining our wellbeing and building our resilience.
“It's going to be beautiful to see what we dare to do. Facing our fears, and letting go of and getting over our knee-jerk reactions to what we think we don't like or are afraid of. To see our capacity to walk into the fire. To discover how much we really love being alive. To give ourselves a taste of what that passion is. To let us fall really in love with our planet, and its beauty, and to see that in ourselves, as well as in each other.”
Joanna Macy, Ph.D. Eco-philosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology
Together in sessions, we aim to:
Understand our health is related to capacity to play our role as part of a collective in response to the climate and ecological crisis.
Witness, acknowledge, share and transition our uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and sensations with compassion.
Learn and share techniques to create a personal tool-box of methods to maintain a foundation of good health.
Share experiences, reflections, dreams and stories to envision a regenerative culture.
Build our sense of community with a local network system to increase our options of support, connectedness, personal, and community resilience.
Promote meaningful community engagement and foster local environmental actions to go forth feeling supported and re-energized to mitigate uncomfortable sensations and engage in the creation of a healthier future.
Build local support networks to remain functional to adapt, reorganize and prepare ourselves, our community and environment.
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The SOS project was born as a Masters in Applied Ecopsychology project.
If you are interested in the origins or more information about the S.O.S project and Active Hope, please see MORE HERE.
“I really enjoyed the SOS Eco-Art session today. Deb created a fantastic open and supportive environment where we all felt very comfortable stating our thoughts and feelings without judgement. I loved the quiet and contemplative art and mindfulness activities, which allowed us to express ourselves clearly and directly from the heart.” - Malcolm, June 2019.
Please note, SOS sessions are not a substitute for any medical care, regular treatments, and medications.
If you are feeling the need for professional help please contact:
Kids Helpline (13-25 yr olds): 1800 551 800
Many other Australian helplines - www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/about/get-help
Australia: Psychology for a Safe Climate with climate-focused psychologists, education, and advice
"I am grieving about the state of our environment. I have deep sorrow inside me that began to emerge as I spoke. And I feel a responsibility to keep myself strong and keep working to change things for the better... The session confirmed to me the importance of connection – connection to one’s feelings and to other like-minded people...The importance of being connected to our body and mind, to our own nature and our connection to nature. After all we share the same elements as nature. Much as we love our individuality and independence, we are inter-dependent. And we need to feel supported and to be able to support others so we can work together towards shared goals... The session also made it clear to me how different we each are and the beauty and strength in this. We each need to step up and do more but in a way that we are comfortable with... Some of us like to speak out and organise, others quietly work and influence through their art, for example, or in maintaining their emotional health to support others. Some of us will engage with politicians, others
might do the necessary background research. And it’s vitally important to be able to sustain each step we take, to know when and how best we can step up, otherwise we risk falling... -Louise, SOS workshop 2019
Greensong respectfully acknowledges the traditional people of the land and waters on which we live, work and play. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge with gratitude, the more-than-human beings within our world and seek respectful nurturing relationships that benefit the whole.