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Navigating the Climate Crisis & Eco-Distress

Feb. 6, 2020

In Partnership with TigerWell and Counseling & Psychological Services, we are offering a series of mental health and wellness events this semester centered around the theme of "Navigating the Climate Crisis & Eco-Distress."

Dialogue Circle: Navigating the Climate Crisis

Thursday February 2712:00-1:00pm, lunch will be served

The climate crisis has been impactful and many have turned to activism and supporting environmental justice movements. This is very meaningful work and can also create a sense of despair, burnout, anger, hopelessness, and other distressing emotions. CPS counselors will help to facilitate a conversation and create a supportive space to process such experiences. 

Please make sure to RSVP as space is limited and so we can order the right quantity for lunch. 

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Location: Carl A. Fields Center, room: TBD

Please RSVP to Jess Joseph by February 20th at 12pm and note any dietary restrictions. 

*Please email Jess if you have any questions about accessibility or if they can support your accessibility needs.

Mindfulness and Eco-Anxiety

Thursday, March 12, 12:00-1:00pm, lunch will be served

Eco-anxiety is the fear we feel (sometimes acutely, sometimes as an underlying dread) about the climate crisis. Join in a discussion of how you experience eco-anxiety, and how mindfulness can help us respond to it. We’ll discuss managing worry loops, staying compassionate with difficult feelings and purpose-based coping, as well as practice a mindfulness meditation. 

Please make sure to RSVP as space is limited and so we can order the right quantity for lunch. 

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Location: Carl A. Fields Center, room: TBD

Please RSVP by March 5th, 12pm to Joe Cooper and note any dietary restrictions.

*Please email Joe if you have any questions about accessibility or if he can support your accessibility needs.

Forest Therapy

Friday, March 27, 4:00-5:30pm 

Forest therapy provides a chance to connect, slow down, and cope with the stressors of life, including eco-distress and other emotional experiences related to the climate crisis. 

What you might expect during a walk: The walks are short in distance, but carry the potential for a long journey. The beginning of the walks are set up to engage the senses, and start to slow down. The majority of the walk is a series of invitations to connect with the land. Refreshments will be provided.  

Open to all Princeton undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff and faculty. 

Please RSVP to Alex Crowley by March 13 – walk is limited to 15 spots!

*Please email Alex if you have any questions about accessibility or if she can support your accessibility needs.