The End of the World is Nigh !
If that's how it sometimes feels in these troubling times, read on for some top tips for coping with "eco-anxiety" or "climate-grief".
Eco-anxiety and climate-grief are fairly new buzzwords that point to an age old catchphrase that captures how it feels to be living in a time of great upheaval and change. While some folks seem able to carry on with Business-as-Usual, for many of us the very real signs and symptoms of the Great Unraveling of 'the system' and eco-systems brings up great feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and despair.
But all is not lost! I've been delving into these realms for many years now and know from my research and my work with clients what helps bring soothing and solace to troubled souls. So here are my top tips for building personal resilience.
Top Tips for Reducing Eco-Anxiety
#1 Reconnect with Nature
Develop practices that deepen your connection with the natural world, with Life on Earth, with the place of humans in the circle of living beings.
There are many different ways to do this, from a simple daily or weekly 'sit-spot' practice (where you simply sit and listen and observe the living world around you) to gardening, tree-planting, permaculture, rewilding and restoration activities.