Active Hope: Ecopsychology for Therapists, Educators, and Community Leaders
"If we surrendered to Earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees."
Do we face the end of the world, or rather the end of an outdated worldview?
You've heard the grim news about climate change, resource depletion, and rising extinction rates. Is it possible to respond positively and constructively, actualizing possibilities beyond helplessness, numbness, and despair? Is it possible to move beyond the mechanistic thinking that got us into such dire straits and move into a more organic and holistic way of being with ourselves, each other, and our still-lovely blue planet?
This mini-conference hosts a number of speakers who work actively in the field of ecopsychology, the bridge between ecology and psychology, outer and inner, world and self. They draw upon their experience as cultural leaders, professors, ecotherapists, writers, and social justice advocates to present realistic and forward-looking alternatives to eco-despair. Learn more about the state of the planet, the sense of place, and what Joanna Macy calls the Great Turning away from an industrially ravaged society and toward a life-sustaining civilization.
Keynote: Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope
9 CEs (MFT, LCSW, BBS, RN) are available for those attending the full conference.
Saturday, April 11
CIIS Main building
1453 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
$150/$170/$190 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
Joanna Macy Kenote only: $15/$20 at the door