This book calls on all climate programs to expand beyond emission reductions and physical adaption, to focus on assisting individuals and groups to learn skills to use the adversities caused by climate change to learn, grow and flourish. It urges mental health, education, and faith leaders to expand beyond post crisis-treatment to emphasize building preventative personal and psychosocial resilience skills. Failure to proactively help people deal constructively with the harmful mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate disruption will seriously impair the safety and health of individuals as well as the security and social wellbeing of organizations, communities and whole societies for generations to come. It will also delay or completely block efforts to reduce the impacts of climate disruption to manageable levels.Doppelt begins by describing how natural human psychobiological reactions to the traumas and toxic stresses generated by climate disruption damage the psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing of individuals, organizations, communities and whole societies. Using numerous examples, including his own organization's Transformational Resilience program, the author describes methods and skills that may be used to build capacity within all levels of societies to avoid self and socially harmful reactions and use the traumas of climate change as catalysts to find new meaning, direction, and hope in life.Using the author's extensive experience of advising public, private and non-profit sectors on using behavioral and systems change knowledge and tools, this book applies an important new perspective to the question of how to successfully respond to climate change.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Bob Doppelt is Executive Director of Resource Innovations and the Climate Leadership Initiative in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and Courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon.
Table of Contents
IntroductionClimate disruption can be humanity's greatest teacherPart I: How Climate Disruption Will Transform Human RelationsChapter 1: The Psychological Effects of Climate Disruption on IndividualsChapter 2: The Psycho-Social-Spiritual Impacts of Climate Disruption on Organizations, Communities, and SocietiesChapter 3: The Imperative of Building Widespread Capacity for Transformational ResiliencePart II: Presencing: The First Building Block of Transformational ResilienceChapter 4: Ground and Center Yourself By Stabilizing Your Nervous SystemChapter 5: RememberYour Personal Strengths, Resources, and Social Support NetworkChapter 6: Observe your reactions to and thoughts about the situation non-judgmentally and with self-compassionPart III: Purposing: The Second Building Block of Transformational ResilienceChapter 7: Watch For New Insight and Meaning In Life As A Result Of Climate-Enhanced HardshipsChapter 8: Tap Into the Core Values You Want To Live By In The Midst Of AdversityChapter 9: Harvest Hope for New Possibilities by Making Choices That Increase Personal, Social, and Environmental WellbeingPart IV: Building Transformational Resilience in Organizations and CommunitiesChapter 10: Building Transformational Resilience in OrganizationsChapter 11: Building Transformational Resilience in CommunitiesChapter 12: Building Transformational Resilience Across Different CulturesConclusionChapter 13: No time to lose in building Transformational Resilience