Good Grief Event

Climate Grief image of dead coral

Grieving for our Planet

Date: 2020-10-31

Time: 10:00 am

Duration: 60 mins

Venue: Main Stage

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Conversations about climate change and climate anxiety or grief bring us face-to-face with our own vulnerability, fragility and resilience, as well as those of the planet.

During this conversation about Climate Grief, panellists Caroline Hickman and Ed Gillespie will discuss the rising tide of eco-anxiety and grief, as well as children’s and adults’ growing concerns about the climate crisis.

They’ll explore how feelings of grief, guilt, anxiety, shame, anger and depression can all be understood in the light of the current emergency. Rather than treating these feelings as problems, they can be reframed to make more sense in the light of the crisis and may, paradoxically, actually save us.

Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist who teaches at the University of Bath. Caroline is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance, for whom she is creating a series of podcasts on climate psychology and eco-anxiety and grief called Climate Crisis Conversations – Catastrophe or Transformation.

Ed Gillespie is a writer, communications specialist, serial entrepreneur and futurist. He is the author of Only Planet, a book about his circumnavigation of the globe without getting on a plane, which the Independent described as allowing ‘the world’s flaws and beauty to seep into your soul’.

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Facilitator Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman

Ed Gillespie, Good Grief Speaker

Ed Gillespie