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Climate Conversations Training Workshop with Michelle O’Sullivan & Fiona Martin

  • 17 Jul 2023
  • ZOOM
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  • $80 (+GST for Australian members)

Registration is closed

The World Health Organisation recognises that people's mental health around the globe is seriously affected by climate change.

In a Climate Conversation people attend to share their feelings about the climate and ecological crisis – a thinking and feeling space, a haven from busyness and activity. We do this in a safe space, because sharing feelings in a supportive setting helps to build our resilience during this confusing and difficult time.

Instead of assuming that our anxiety will go away if we act, or assuming that embracing anxiety means accepting the planet's fate, research advocates for the creation of more safe spaces, platforms free of judgement with expectations of respect and a willingness to listen, where feelings can be shared and heard.

You will have the opportunity for thinking about the application of practice skills in the Art Therapy setting.  Getting clarity on using your clinical thinking and practice within a climate anxiety setting.  Explore in a safe and held space. In this session, we will:

  • Principles of a Climate Conversation
  • How to host a climate conversation and underpinning theory
  • Drawing on critical reflection theory and techniques
  • Using your clinical skills to create the space for clients to explore.

Pre-reading Hand-outs to enrolled participants

This event is experiential. Explore using your clinical thinking and practice within a climate anxiety setting.  Explore how art can support and enhance a climate conversation. What to bring:

  • your cup of tea or coffee and cake or yummy treat snack to gather around the zoom screen.

We have limited numbers to 12 participants supported by two facilitators. The duration is 120 minutes.

Date: Monday 17 July 2023
Time: 4pm - 6pm AEST (2pm HKT & WA, 6pm NZT)
Location: ZOOM (link provided 7 days before the event)
CPD: 2 hours
Cost: $80 (+GST for Australian members)
Open to: All members
Note: this session will not be recorded due to privacy reasons.


Michelle O'Sullivan is a highly experienced practitioner in leadership development, HR, organisation transformation and change. Michelle creates the space to explore the undiscussable, sit with ambiguity, seek to understand, and provide a source of inspiration whilst holding the organisation and the individual in mind.

Fiona Martin brings practical experience to facilitation and coaching, drawing on experience as a senior executive and business entrepreneur with a focus on learning and development, innovation, building collaboration. She is qualified in Organizational Role Analysis and is an accredited Advanced Analytic-Network Coach.

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