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Facilitator: Natalie Thomas

Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Time: 12pm - 1pm EST

Description: The Climate Cafe, developed by the Climate Psychotherapy Association (CPA)-UK  is a safe supportive time and place to talk about our feelings about the climate crisis. It is a time to listen, share and remind ourselves that we are not alone in these times of climate change and climate emergencies. Nancy Blair is starting the third year of an in-person monthly community Climate Cafe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She and her co-leader, David Paterson (teacher) will lead their first Facilitator Training in May. Susan Dempsey, in Victoria BC, has participated in Climate Cafes and has recently completed her Facilitator Training. Both are regular participants in the CCPA CIC Peer Support Group, which Nancy Blair and Jessica Diener founded in January 2022.

Biography: 

Natalie Thomas is a therapist and professor working out of Guelph, Ontario. In her private practice, she provides support for those experiencing climate distress, trauma and grief, among others things. She is a Regional Coordinator for the CPA-NA and an executive member of the Climate-Informed Counselling Chapter of the CCPA. She has a particular interest in the integration of Internal Family Systems with ecotherapy and mindfulness, and has presented on this for the Canadian Ecopsychology Network, the CCPA and the Mindful Society Global Institute. She also hosts climate cafes online monthly and recently published an article related to this work for Parts & Self Magazine (https://partsandself.org/climate-cafes-for-eco-anxious-distressed-parts/). Natalie also provides climate cafe facilitation training for those interested across Canada (www.thomascounselling.com).

C&P MONTH - Climate Cafe

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  • Thursday Apr 25 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM