This is an emergency
This article was published in the British Gestalt Journal in December 2019.
Earlier this year the UK Government declared a climate emergency. What does this mean for the psychotherapy profession? This article explores the threshold moment that we find ourselves in, gives an overview of the current thinking on eco-anxiety, solastalgia and the trauma responses that are connected with the demise of our ecosystem. It proposes that we find ourselves in a malignant state of normality and suggests that we urgently need to develop ways to re-ensoul the culture that is costing us the Earth.