Solastalgia: Depression or other emotional distress caused by chronic environmental destruction, particularly by climate change. Feelings of solastagia are often exacerbated by a sense of powerlessness or lack of control over the unfolding change process.

Ecological grief:  The emotional response people have to environmental losses. The losses may be anticipated or already experienced, and may include the loss of species, ecosystems and meaningful landscapes from acute or chronic environmental change including climate change.

Eco-anxiety:  The response to impending threats from climate change, often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and uncertainty. Sometimes called climate anxiety.

Do any of these sound familiar?

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Let's be clear: you are having a sane response to an insane situation.

But you may be feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.

If you're ready for some support, you are in the right place.

Climate anxiety is not just a theoretical idea for me. I have lived it for years, and continue to deal with it on a daily basis. Some of my deepest healing has come through energetic healing tools. I am happy to share some of them in the monthly online (free) Healing Circles that I host. In case that isn’t quite what you are looking for, I’ve included links to more resources below. It’s not easy being green these days, so check out these free resources, for your climate anxiety and/or or environmental despair. You are not alone! 


Free online resources for support during the Climate Emergency

Join the free online Healing Circle the first Saturday of every month. Lead by energy healer and climate activist Christine, these monthly circles are a place to share your feelings, including your climate grief and anger, in a supportive circle. An  opportunity to shift them using energy techniques is always provided in the 30 – 45 minute Zoom meetup. 

 “How Climate Change Affects Mental Health”, from Yale Climate Communications. The article includes 3 simple steps to help.

Climate, Mind, and Behavior Podcast from the Garrison Institute

Insight Timer is a free meditation app that can be downloaded. It’s a wonderful resource if you’re interested in exploring mindfulness to lessen anxious thoughts and sleep better.

Christine hosts the Climate of Joy Podcast, where she and her guests explore living in a time when humanity is being called to realize our true spiritual and energetic nature.

For several years, Christine co-hosted the Eaarth Feels Podcast, which focused on having soul-based conversations about climate change and reading the best articles on climate change on the web.

“Unfreezing Ourselves: Global Warming, Climate Trauma and EFT” 

by Christine Penner Polle

International Journal of Healing and Caring, October 2016

Thank you for stopping by. Whether or not you use these resources, please remember to be kind and gentle with yourself. You make a difference in the world. Thank you for being you.

More information on Ecological Grief, Solastalgia, and Eco-Anxiety:

Ecological Grief as a Response to Environmental Change: A Mental Health Risk or Functional Response? International Journal of  Environmental Research and Public Health (Click here to read)

Solastalgia: the distress caused by environmental change. Australiasian Psychiatry: bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (click here to read)

What is Solastalgia? (click here to read)

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