Nearly half of all Americans are dealing with a new mental stressor: climate anxiety. Whether from reading the news, coping with the immediate trauma of a natural disaster or fearing for a warming planet, according to the American Psychological Association, climate anxiety is undermining our health and well-being.
What’s the solution to preventing stress, fear and helplessness from taking a toll on your well-being? Psychologists say to cultivate awareness and resilience, which is easier said than done in an age of political volatility and rapid change. How does the human brain reconcile scary headlines with the desire to make sure our most basic needs—food, water, shelter and safety—are met? Can we simultaneously enjoy a beautiful day in nature and worry about the future of human civilization?
Join us with Mark Coleman, mindfulness meditation teacher and author of Awake in the Wild, for a conversation about mindfulness in an age of unprecedented disruption.
September 5, 2019
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher; Author, Awake in the Wild
Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Aging at UC San Francisco's School of Nursing
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in 6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception
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