Stress and anxiety are believed to be among the greatest obstacles for dealing with our big environmental problems. Stress and anxiety lead some people to become climate deniers, some to become ambivalent, and others to burn out from fighting so hard!
Mindfulness is well documented to help reduce anxiety and depression by allowing people to calm the amygdala and activate the prefrontal cortex. In addition, many psychologists believe that mindfully recognizing and admitting to one’s grief and anxiety regarding environmental destruction is important for mental health wellness. However, most people are not aware of ways to engage in this process. This section of the blog would have resources and ideas about Mindfulness and processing eco-anxiety.
Ice Meditation: Learning that feeling pain is normal and okay.
Sitting Quietly to save the world: How Meditation helps us deal with Climate Change