Improving brain functioning and social change

At a garden party in Tel Aviv in the 1950s Moshe Feldenkrais observed a little girl trying to catch a light ball. The adults would gently throw the ball to her, and she would try to catch the ball by throwing her arms wide. This did not work. The ball would hit her in...

Mind-blank: A new climate psychology insight

A few months ago, reflecting on the confrontation between the US/NATO and Russia in Ukraine I concluded that there was a high probability of escalation to an intercontinental nuclear war, which via would mean the horrible unravelling of civilization as we know it....

We may not get out of this alive, but we should try

Like all wars, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is monstrous. To my mind, the lead up to the war is even more monstrous. I’m writing this because I think a highly probable outcome will be nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States. We should do our best to...

What might a life-affirming global culture look like?

‘A life-affirming culture’ is a culture that cares for people and the planet. It is an umbrella term that encompasses the goals and aspirations of much if not all of the environmental, progressive and faith  communities that care about the environment. It stands in...

Climate anxiety in kids

I received an email requesting information about how various practitioners help kids deal with climate anxiety. Here is how I responded. What I am about to say is not what you’re looking for, but it is relevant to the climate change and anxiety conversation....