10 Steps to Psychosocial Resilience



10 Steps to Psychosocial Resilience

in a Chaotic Climate

  1. ​Accept the problem and its severity

  2. ​Acknowledge​ ​That​ ​I​ ​Am​ ​Part​ ​Of​ ​The​ ​Problem​ ​As​ ​Well​ ​As​ ​The Solution

  3. Practice​ ​Sitting With​ ​Uncertainty

  4. Confront​ ​My​ ​Own​ ​Mortality​ ​And​ ​The​ ​Mortality​ ​Of​ ​All

  5. Feel My feelings

  6. Do Inner Work

  7. Take​ ​Breaks​ ​And​ ​Rest​ ​As​ ​Needed

  8. Develop Awareness of Brain Patterns and Perception

  9. Show Up

  10. Reinvest Into Problem-Solving Efforts

Resources to Go Further Into Step 4:

STEP 4: Confront My Own Mortality And The Mortality Of All “The Revolution Will Not Be televised“ Charles Eisenstein: Climate — A New Story (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Independent bookstores). Flight From Death Documentary (Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH7686gJgj8) “The People Paradox: Self-Esteem Striving, Immortality Ideologies, and Human Response to Climate Change” Civil Disobedience Over Climate Change…

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Resources To Go Further Into Step 3

Step 3: Practice Sitting With Uncertainty Resources to Go Further: Books Charles Eisenstein: Climate — A New Story (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Independent bookstores). Rebecca Solnit: Hope In The Dark Rebecca Solnit: Paradise Built In Hell Pema Chodron:  Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change Pema Chodron: Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion…

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Resources To Go Further Into Step 2

Step 2: Acknowledge That I am Part Of The Problem As Well As The Solution   Resources To Go Further: “Forget Shorter Showers” by Derrick Jensen: https://orionmagazine.org/article/forget-shorter-showers/ “Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals” by Martin Lukacs: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/jul/17/neoliberalism-has-conned-us-into-fighting-climate-change-as-individuals “What to Do When You Don’t Know What’s Next” by Dawa Tarchin Phillips: https://tricycle.org/magazine/dont-know-whats-next/…

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Resources To Go Further Into Step 1

Step 1: Accept the Problem & Its Severity Resources to go further:  -Article: “The People Paradox: Self-Esteem Striving, Immortality Ideologies, and Human Response to Climate Change” (AKA How Death Anxiety Contributes To Our Current And Future Problems) -Article: “Transforming Despair: An Interview with Joanna Macy” -BOOK: Active Hope: How To Face…

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Episode 6: Ten Steps to Resilience in a Chaotic Climate

LaUra and Aimee explain their 10 step program that leads to psychosocial resilience from systemic existential threats. They acknowledge the importance of looking inwardly to engage outwardly. This program was originally created by LaUra during her Environmental Humanities Graduate program at the University of Utah and after Aimee moved to…

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Step 1: Admit That I Am Part of the Problem As Well As The Solution

Thank you for being a part of the Good Grief Network! As some of you know, we’ve recently started the second round of the Good Grief Psychosocial Resiliency Program. I’ll recap the first step in a bit. Step One: Accept the problem and its severity. What made you realize the…

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Step 8: Seek Beauty & Meaning

The Little Prince

Resources:  Lee Smith’s Tedx Talk Thich Nhat Hanh‘s upcoming film Walk With Me Etty Hillesum’s Diary – A look inside the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and one woman’s experience The Lady In Number 6 (40 minute documentary about a woman named Alice — her life after a concentration camp) And…

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Step 7: Take Breaks & Rest When You Need To

Good Evening Grievers, I’ll recap our Step 7 – but first, some updates. 1) Victoria, Aimee, & I are headed to California for the Ecopsychology Conference. There’s still room in the car to travel with us – do you want to come? It’s this next weekend and will be amazing,…

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Step 6: Show Up

Below is a recap of Step 6: Showing Up. But first, a few announcements: 1) Aimee & I have officially booked our tickets for the Ecopsychology conference with Joanna Macy as the keynote. We have room for two other folks in the minivan if you’d like to carpool with us.…

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