Deep Dive: Building Emotional Resilience

Deep Dive 1: Emotional Resilience

Humanity has entered a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, as we find ourselves faced with the rapid unraveling of environmental and social systems. Responding effectively and meaningfully to the polycrisis will require us to accept this uncertainty and manage our grief and anxiety. There’s much work to be done in communities around the world, which is why we need everyone who understands both the challenge and opportunity ahead of us to strengthen their own emotional resilience so they can help others navigate the compounding challenges posed by climate destabilization, resource depletion, inequality, and poverty (to name a few).

This Deep Dive will provide:

  • An understanding of the foundations of emotional resilience.
  • A framework for recognizing the connections between personal, community, and planetary resilience.
  • Ideas and tools for building emotional resilience and maintaining mental health.
  • Opportunities to consider and learn skills that can help you navigate the tumultuous times to come.
  • Online events and interviews with respected experts on how to build and protect emotional resilience.
  • Curated resources for further study to shore up your psychological capacity to navigate the Great Unraveling.

Included Events

May 28, 2024 • 11:00am US Pacific Time

Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Turbulent Times

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June 4, 2024 • 11:00am US Pacific Time

Discussion Session with the Good Grief Network: Lessons and Practices for Facing the Great Unraveling

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Included Content

Natural disaster
Article

Research on Psychological Effects of Natural Disasters

The need to address mental health in response to the climate crisis (and related calamities) is not new. In his 2007 book Peak Everything, Richard Heinberg described important research findings on how people respond in the aftermath of disasters, such as drought, famine, and societal collapse. The research he presented is all the more relevant today, given how industrial societies have failed to reverse overshoot.
Curated resources
Resource

Emotional Resilience: Curated List of Resources

This list of resources is meant to give Resilience+ members a collection of ideas, tools, and organizational contacts that can help build emotional resilience. Thanks to Leslie Davenport, climate psychologist and advisor to Post Carbon Institute, for helping to prepare this list. Resilience+ members are encouraged to seek the support they need to navigate stressful situations and maintain the emotional stamina required to engage in transformational change.
Caroline Hickman
Video

The Kids Aren't Alright

Journalist and podcaster Rachel Donald (Planet: Critical) interviews Caroline Hickman, a lecturer at the University of Bath in social work and climate psychology, a practicing ‘climate-aware ’psychotherapist, and a researcher focused on eco-anxiety and distress about the climate and ecological crisis in children and young people globally. Caroline discusses the particular toll of climate anxiety on today’s young people and how to best support them.

Related Content

Heinberg framing article
Article

Going Sane in a Crazy World?

If you are aware of both the polycrisis (the frightening confluence of environmental and social breakdown) and the inadequate responses to it from individuals, communities, and nations around the world, then you are probably subject to a fair amount of psychological stress. In this article, Richard Heinberg explores a range of psychological stresses and provides advice, based on numerous studies and observations, on how to build emotional resilience and make sense of the world.
Duende
Article

Duende: From Scream to Song at the Edge of Insanity

There may be no way to explain how you feel because nobody can inhabit your body with you, and for all the skills of a poet, the mirrored and empty wastelands of fear are a terribly lonely place. We are invisible there, and not being able to find the words makes us feel invisible here.
Omnia El Omrani
Video

How in the World Are People Doing?

Journalist and podcaster Rachel Donald (Planet: Critical) interviews Dr. Omnia El Omrani, a medical doctor and Climate and Health Policy Fellow at Imperial College London. Omnia shares reflections on Connecting Climate Minds – a landmark project looking at climate and mental health across the entire globe, with a specific focus on the lived experiences of youth, Indigenous communities, small farmers and fisher people.

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Humanity has entered a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, as we find ourselves faced with the rapid unraveling of environmental and social systems. Responding effectively and meaningfully to the polycrisis will require us to accept this uncertainty and manage our grief and anxiety. There’s much work to be done in communities around the world, which is why we need everyone who understands both the challenge and opportunity ahead of us to strengthen their own emotional resilience so they can help others navigate the compounding challenges posed by climate destabilization, resource depletion, inequality, and poverty (to name a few).

This Deep Dive will provide:

  • An understanding of the foundations of emotional resilience.
  • A framework for recognizing the connections between personal, community, and planetary resilience.
  • Ideas and tools for building emotional resilience and maintaining mental health.
  • Opportunities to consider and learn skills that can help you navigate the tumultuous times to come.
  • Online events and interviews with respected experts on how to build and protect emotional resilience.
  • Curated resources for further study to shore up your psychological capacity to navigate the Great Unraveling.