Inspiring Minds: Live Conversations Offering Wisdom for Our Time
Raging forest fires, record floods, and persistent drought have driven home the reality of the climate crisis, fueling rising rates of anxiety and depression. What steps can we take to embrace uncertainty, deepen appreciation, nurture altruism, and speak out to injustice? What practices can help us build resilience and strengthen our resolve to tackle the crisis? Join a conversation with a leading stress scientist and a teacher of the Bon Tibetan religious tradition as they explore ways of connecting with nature and one another, and strategies for building collective efficacy in the fight against climate change. Topics to include:
- Contemplative practices that help build resilience so that we can act from a place of calm awareness instead of fear.
- Research related to the science of behavior change and the role individuals can play in influencing larger systems to adopt climate-friendly practices.
Registration is required to attend the live event on Zoom. The recording will be made available for free on this webpage and on YouTube after the event.
University of California, San Francisco
Convening Faculty, Fellow, PPC Member
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor, and Vice Chair, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at University of California, San Francisco. She studies psychological, social, and behavioral pathways … MORE