Emotional Rescue: Climate Change, Transforming Fear, and Building Resilient Communities

NICA Conference
Location

Online Event

Are our responses building resilience, individually and collectively, so that we can dare to meet the challenges of climate change and ensure flourishing for ourselves and our planet?

In this session, we will explore the Emotional Rescue 3-Step Method* as a way to utilize mindfulness to transform fear and confusion difficult emotions into energy that empowers us.

About the Event

Do you feel that humming current of fear, anxiety, and confusion that seems to be all around us these days–whether due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or climate change?  

What if this current is, in its essence, creative energy? What if we harnessed this current as a boundless energy source for building resilient communities?  How can we unlock this energy?  

In this session, we will explore the Emotional Rescue 3-Step Method* as a way to utilize mindfulness to transform fear and confusion difficult emotions into energy that empowers us. 

Why is emotional resilience necessary for communal and ecological resilience?  

We don’t have to look very far these days to see where emotional reactivity stops us from being effective — how are you responding to the fear, anxieties, and uncertainties of this COVID-19 pandemic?  How are the people in your community responding?  

Are our responses building resilience, individually and collectively, so that we can dare to meet the challenges of climate change and ensure flourishing for ourselves and our planet?   
In order to build a regenerative culture, we need to:  free ourselves from the conditioning of the paradigm that created this current ecological crisis; learn to listen to each other without reactivity; and from there, perhaps we can hear the new story that wants to emerge.  We’ll explore these important questions together and see what arises!  You can view a recording of this program here

*From Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You, by Dzogchen Ponlop.  Tarcher Perigree: 2016. 

Diane Biray Gregorio PhD is a social psychologist, applied researcher, nonprofit executive, speaker, and trainer. More at www.drdianegregorio.com.