By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Ever since we first publicized the conference, Climate Change & Consciousness (CCC19), we have fielded questions like, “Why consciousness?" and "What’s the connection between climate change and consciousness?” This post offers a partial response to such questions. When humans are confronted with an overwhelming threat, the dominant outcome is activation … Continue reading WHY CONSCIOUSNESS?
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. In March 2017 the Washington Post reported that a group of high school students in Kansas, working on an article for their campus newspaper, discovered that their newly hired principal was misrepresenting her credentials. While some were initially incredulous, the voices of the young journalists ultimately prevailed and the woman … Continue reading LISTENING TO YOUTH
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Research into the psychological effects of war (see my book, They Were Families: How War Comes Home (New Forums, 2015)) has identified secondary traumatization as the fallout from an atmosphere of trauma, just as secondary smoke infects non-smokers. It occurs when an enormous threat prevails in the ambience of a home, … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: ITS IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. In the Spring of 2013, two sisters aged 14 and 16 from the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, were released from school unusually early. As they strolled onto their rural property they were met with a horrific sight; their father was pinned under a 13 ton tractor. The girls rushed … Continue reading Summon Your Essence: Energy Medicine and Climate Change
By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. “Climate change is multifactorial; it cannot be addressed by linear strategies alone. The problem lies in our relationship with each other and the Earth. Climate change is a symptom of these relationships.” Karina Gonzalez, Student Leader at Fossil Free North Arizona University CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSCIOUSNESS: OUR LEGACY FOR THE … Continue reading Y4CC: YOUTH FOR CLIMATE CONSCIOUSNESS