Ecology – Climate Change

“The ultimate cause of unsustainable economies that lead to climate change is to be found in our “desensitisation” from the realm of the body, and our connection with the earth (Gaia) that supports us. Economic ‘laws’ and ‘models’ do not describe ‘reality’. Instead they support our desensitisation (‘out of touch-ness’) from our world.

We believe the answer to climate emergency will come from a rapid raising of the “collective consciousness” – a re-sensitising to our connections with each other and with our planet. The Covid 19 crisis has shown an example of how our planet can “bite back” making itself felt at the level of our sensate awareness and economic decision making. Collectively we have the choice to respond by moving in the direction of an “economics of our bodies and our hearts” (what Bruno Latour calls our ‘first nature’), letting go of the idea of an ‘economic system’ that puts us on collision course with the planet. Such a move can only come as a result of collective process that supports people to “get back in touch’ and may involve experiments in different forms of valuing and economically supporting each other, and transformation at all levels of community, business and polity.” (FROM NGV CLIMATE CHANGE MANIFESTO)

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Can we help you develop ecologically sustainable policy and practice?

We are aware that a problem with development of public policy, as with business practice, is that solutions are often identified without sufficient ‘sensing into the situation’. this top down, often longstanding traditional approach misses the complexities and needs of differing communities, times and scenarios. It is for this reason that impact on the environment is often not adequately taken into account. A gestalt facilitative approach will balance a ‘being with’ the situation allowing the felt truth of this to emerge, alongside holding the urgency of action – whether this be political, economic, campaigning or community self-organising. To talk to us, or find out how we might be able to help you, please contact.

See the following resources on climate change from elsewhere on our website!

  1. Against Therapy, John Gillespie, New Gestalt Voices Journal, Edition 6. 2020 pp. 47 – 57 [https://newgestaltvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/New-Gestalt-Voices-Edition-6.pdf]
  2. The Pilgrim Reaper, Sean Gaffney, New Gestalt Voices Journal, Edition 6. 2020 pp. 43 – 47 [https://newgestaltvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/New-Gestalt-Voices-Edition-6.pdf]
  3. A Gestalt Practitioner-Theorist reflects on recent dynamics of our co-created field, Sean Gaffney, New Gestalt Voices Journal, Edition 7, 2021, pp 70 [http://newgestaltvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/New-Gestalt-Voices-Edition-7-.pdf]
  4. Life on Earth, Sean Gaffney, New Gestalt Voices Journal, Edition 7, 2021, pp 71 [http://newgestaltvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/New-Gestalt-Voices-Edition-7-.pdf]
 

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