By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. I was born into an immigrant household that insisted I honor my lineage by associating only with people who looked, behaved and believed as we did. I was repeatedly drilled in my responsibility to ‘my people.’ My job was to memorialize our history, maintain our practices and pass all this … Continue reading THE NEW LINEAGE: How Climate Change is Creating a New Epigenetic Transmission
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. 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