Learn about the fascinating interconnectedness between human psychology and the natural world.
Our scientific worldview has enabled us to achieve incredible things.
It has led to the creation of modern cities, instant communication with people on the other side of the planet, and even put us on the moon.
But has our technological progress and mastery over the environment come at a cost?
Increasingly, we feel ourselves to be separate from nature, disconnected, cut off from the world around us.
Arguably, this sense of separation is the root cause of many of the problems we face today; both for the planet and for our own mental health and wellbeing.
But is it accurate to view ourselves this way?
Or might nature and human psychology be more interconnected than we commonly believe?
In this series of talks, we’ll explore:
- Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy; the psychological effects of immersing yourself in nature, how the ancient art of ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ (forest bathing) improves wellbeing, and how this exciting new area of research can be applied clinically in the mental health field – Shirley Gleeson
- The Psychology of Climate Change; the cognitive biases that affect how we think about, and act on climate change, why some people deny it altogether, and how you can think differently to protect our planet and make a positive impact – Professor Geoffrey Beattie, PhD
- The Science of Psychedelics & Nature-Connectedness; how ancient plant medicines are interacting with human psychology in the modern world, their effects on our ecological awareness, and how these mysterious molecules alter human consciousness – Dr David Luke, PhD
You’ll learn how these insights can deepen your own connection with the natural world, and how to help others do the same.