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Building Human Resilience: A Powerful Force for Ecological Restoration

Thursday | June 08, 2017 | 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

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Today’s dominant culture norms and values emphasize short-term decisions. People thus find it difficult to care about the mid or long-term consequences of their actions. Global climate change, ocean acidification, a species extinction rate at least 1,000 times the normal are just a few outcomes of this tendency. The personal, economic, social, ecological, and political distress these problems generate are creating severe mental health problems such as severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, and suicides, and contributing to psycho-social-spiritual maladies such as child and spousal abuse, crime, interpersonal violence, and the rise of authoritarian governments. This webinar will describe how the increased awareness of self and context that often results from the development of robust human resilience skills can be a powerful way to overcome short-term thinking, and motivate people to restore the natural environment.

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