Tue, Nov 19 | Location is TBD

SENGinar: Coping with the Climate Crisis: Insights & Tools for the Gifted

How might the climate crisis affect the gifted? How can gifted people cope with our unprecedented planetary predicament? How might gifted individuals contribute to much-needed cultural transformation(s) in an emotionally-sustainable manner? This SENGinar will be guided by these types of questions.
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SENGinar: Coping with the Climate Crisis: Insights & Tools for the Gifted

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location is TBD

About The Event

How might the climate crisis affect the gifted? How can gifted people cope with our unprecedented planetary predicament? How might gifted individuals contribute to much-needed cultural transformation(s) in an emotionally-sustainable manner? This SENGinar will be guided by these types of questions. 

I will start my presentation by briefly describing the contemporary climate emergency. Next, I will draw on giftedness literature to illustrate how gifted individuals’ heightened awareness, sensitivity, and intensity may mean they are particularly susceptible to experiencing difficult emotions like eco-anxiety & eco-grief. Finally—and, making up the bulk of my talk—I will provide attendees with a wide variety of insights and tools to help them cope with the climate crisis and discover how they can contribute to much-needed cultural transformation(s) in an emotionally-sustainable manner. 

About the Presenter:

Eric is a Registered Psychotherapist, educator, writer, and (re)searcher who recently completed a PhD in the field of Ecopsychology. Eric’s dissertation explores how gifted adults experience ecological self (i.e., nature connectedness)—and how such experiences relate to both mental health and pro-environmental behavior. Eric currently dedicates much of his time to a nature-infused counseling & coaching private practice. He is also an adjunct professor of geography and environmental studies. You can learn more about Eric and his work @ ericwindhorst.ca. 

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