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A Depth Psychology Exploration of Climate Change — Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl

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Published on Mar 29, 2016

In this 90 minute webinar, Climate scientist, Jungian analyst, and author, Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl, explores how a Jungian perspective on the climate crisis can not only shed light on why we are so reluctant to engage with the issue, but how we can use Jungian psychology to break through these barriers and actively engage in creating a more flourishing world.

This presentation is based on Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl's new book, Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future (2016).

It covers four dimensions of climate change:

--a look at the affective reactions associated with the news of climate change and the complexes connected to these affective reactions;

--an archetypal view of the climate change issue and how an understanding of the power of archetypes can help us address this issue;

--a reflection on how we can relate to our world in a deeper way, which allows us to see the sacredness in our everyday world; and

--the role of the religious function in providing us with a deeper ground from which we can create a flourishing future for all beings. Kiehl uses personal story and myth to relate these concepts.

The lecture part of the event uses images and text to amplify the four dimensions of dealing with climate change. After the lecture, Kiehl engages participants in a conversation around Jungian psychology and climate change.

Key takeaways:

• How to view our current climate process as a manifestation of inner psychic processes

• How to use phenomenological processes to experience the sacred nature of the world

• How a transpersonal dimension is essential to fully addressing the climate crisis.

About the presenter:

Jeffrey Kiehl, PhD, MA is a Jungian analyst and a climate scientist. He is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and an adjunct professor in the department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. He is also a senior training analyst at the CG Jung Institute of Colorado. He has published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future. He has presented nationally and internationally on Jungian psychology as it relates to pressing world issues. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Learn more about Jeff and his work at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znd3U...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVYND...

This presentation was delivered via Depth Psychology Alliance. Learn more at www.DepthPsychologyAlliance.com

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