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Towards an Ecopsychotherapy with Mary-Jayne Rust
February 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£25 – £35
This is an online event on the Zoom platform, to buy tickets click here.
Psychotherapy is known for its focus on trauma and healing within human relationships; yet when we listen carefully we will hear stories of deep love and loss in our relationships with the earth – and of our continuing struggle to come to terms with ourselves as animals. As ecological and social crises worsen, many are experiencing a range of emotional responses including eco-grief or eco-anxiety, part of what some call ‘separation sickness’, a cultural trauma passed down through many generations. As we re-member our deep bonds with the whole earth community, and the potent healing power of Nature, we may find our way into an experience of living inside a conscious, sacred matrix. This way of being in the world is ancient, as Jung has often described. This shift in perspective can often be supported by taking therapy outdoors as well as through the dream world.
In this talk I will be exploring the many facets of the process of Ecopsychotherapy; I will also be asking how psychotherapy, as a profession, can offer helpful insights and interventions for a culture in crisis.
Mary-Jayne Rust is a psychotherapist, inspired by trainings in art therapy, feminist psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. Journeys to Ladakh (on the Tibetan plateau) in the early 1990’s alerted her to the seriousness of the ecological crisis, and its cultural, economic and spiritual roots. Alongside her therapy practice she lectures, teaches and writes about Ecopsychology, a growing field of inquiry into the psychological dimensions of ecological crisis. She is author of Towards an Ecopsychotherapy (Confer Books, 2020); other numerous papers and book chapters which can be found at www.mjrust.net
She grew up beside the sea and is wild about swimming. Now she lives and works beside ancient woodland in north London.