Deep Adaptation to Climate Change

Coping with Climate Change


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Description

In this workshop participants will discuss and begin to work out what “Deep Adaptation” could mean (and what it doesn’t). 

Deep Adaptation refers to the personal and collective changes that might help us to prepare for – and live with – a climate-induced collapse of our societies. People working on deep adaptation consider the risk of collapse to be inevitable, because of their view that humanity will not be able to respond globally fast enough to protect our food supplies from chaotic weather. People who consider that societal collapse or breakdown is either possible, likely or already unfolding, also are interested in deep adaptation.

Four questions guide the work on Deep Adaptation:

  • Resilience: what do we most value that we want to keep and how?
  • Relinquishment: what do we need to let go of so as not to make matters worse?
  • Restoration: what could we bring back to help us with these difficult times?
  • Reconciliation: with what and whom shall we make peace as we awaken to our mutual mortality?

These questions help people to explore the idea of deep adaptation to our climate predicament in order to develop readiness for what is to come, and build our capacity to be able to transcend what might collapse in the climate emergency.

Date: Wednesday 11th March
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Cost: $15 (Full) / $10 (Concession)

Tutor: Dr Susie Burke PhD FAPS

Dr Susie Burke is an environmental psychologist, therapist, climate change campaigner and parent, currently working in private practice in Castlemaine.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, and author of the Climate Change Empowerment Handbook and other articles and resources on the psychology of climate change.  She consults, and runs workshops and individual sessions to help people cope with and come to terms with climate change, with a particular interest in how to raise children in and for a climate altered world.


Proudly supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council

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What you will learn
  • Deep adaptation
  • Develop readiness for what is to come and build capacity to be able to transcend what might collapse in the climate emergency.
What you will get
  • Safe & supportive enviornment to share distress and concerns

What to bring
  • Pen & Notebook
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

For anyone who is deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change on the things they love and care about, and would like to explore with others how to come to terms with the climate crisis and cope with the difficult feelings and thoughts that surround it.


Refund & Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds will apply as follows;

  • A full refund will be provided for services cancelled by CCH for any reason.
  • A full refund, less a 10% administration fee will be provided for all cancellations by a client received 8-days prior to the beginning of program or services.
  • A full refund, less the number of classes attended,  will be provided for any client who leaves before completion of course.
  • No refund is payable for cancellations by clients within 7-days of the program or service commencing, as it can be difficult to fill the space left and replace the lost earnings.
  • While flexibility with the above arrangements can be allowed for compassionate grounds (considering relevant financial and social circumstances), any flexibility outside the above policies must be approved by the CCH Manager.    

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Terms & Conditions

  • Payments for all programs and education services must be secured prior to the service being provided.
  • Payment can be received in cash, cheque, EFTPOS or via on-line payments.
  • Secured bookings cannot be provided for any program or education service until a 25% deposit is paid.
  • Pricing for all CCH programs and education services insure profitable and sustainable delivery of overall operations. 
  • Concession pricing will be provided for people with a healthcare card and should be calculated to support those with financial disadvantage, while maintaining the profitable and sustainable delivery of overall CCH operations. 

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