Ecological Grief Circle Starting SOON!
Without even having a name for it, many of us suffer from ecological grief, also called climate grief. This is a specific psychological response to loss caused by environmental destruction or climate change.
Eco-grief circles are a way to address this grief. They offer us an opportunity to accompany one another in a facilitated environment, in the midst of our suffering and sorrow.
Rev. Dawn Cooley, Executive Director of Kentucky IPL, will be co-facilitating a summer eco-grief circle with our partners at the Creation Care Alliance. This Seven-week Online experience will be offered in sessions that last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Together we will explore grief and sorrow, anxiety and fear, guilt and shame, anger, and despair. This circle is designed to offer mutual support, healing, insight, and love but this is not a grief therapy experience. Past participants expressed profound gratitude for being among people who could talk honestly about grief, suffering, and the ecological and social challenges of our time. The leadership team includes counselors, pastors, and environmental advocates. There is limited space for this online experience. Please note: all times listed are Eastern.