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Spring Workshop: "Our Emotional Resistance to Climate Change"

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DoubleTree by Hilton Austin University Area

1617 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road

University Hall

Austin, TX 78702

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AGPS Spring Workshop

Our Emotional Resistance to Climate Change

with Anna Graybeal, PhD, CGP, SEP

3 CEUs available for Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, & Psychologists.

Event Description:
Climate change is upon us, posing a dire threat. And yet, most of us live our lives as if we can continue to count on the basic stability of our circumstances. How can we understand this psychologically? In part it must be because we resist feeling our difficult feelings about climate change. Understanding more about this resistance may help us acknowledge the reality of the threat we face, better position us to manage the changes ahead, and move towards solutions. In this workshop we will learn about the basic science of climate change and predictions about where it’s heading. Together we will explore our thoughts and feelings about climate change, giving attention to, and learning more about, our resistance to those feelings in the process.

Workshop Objectives: In this workshop participants will...

  1. To learn more about the science of climate change and policies to address it.

  2. To increase understanding about the different feelings stirred by climate change.

  3. To increase understanding about the resistance we have to feeling all of our feelings about climate change.

  4. To develop ideas about how as group leaders we can help our clients with climate change.

About the Presenter:

Anna Graybeal is a therapist in private practice, working with individuals, couples and groups. She has a BS from Harvard University, a PhD in evolutionary biology from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in clinical psychology from UT Austin. She is actively pursuing her own work and ongoing training, and is currently enrolled in the training program at the Center for Group Studies in New York. She also co-founded the Austin chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a volunteer-based organization working to build the political will for a stable climate.

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