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On Returning the Self to Nature

Wednesday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| $10

Seeing the suffering of the planet and that of humans as inseparably linked-the ecological crisis as psychological crisis, and vice versa-opens the door to a mutuality of healing between people and nature. At the heart of both chronic and acute forms of narcissism is a socially constructed false self-an isolated, damaged ego in a delusional cycle of selfishness.

In her work, CIIS professor Jeanine Canty uses the lens of ecopsychology to show that the pervasive and extreme forms of narcissism we find in many modern societies are the result of alienation from the natural world. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In her forthcoming book, Returning the Self to Nature, Jeanine shares how we can move beyond a world that revolves around selfish and disconnected identity models, and step into healthy relationships with ourselves, our communities, and our planet.

Join Jeanine and CIIS co-lead for the Climate Psychology Certificate Leslie Davenport for an inspiring conversation on visualizing and embodying the wild naturalness of being human, and how to gain skills to begin experiencing a courageous, pluralistic, and ecological self. Jeanine and Leslie’s conversation is an invitation to wake up from the dream of the false self and join the movement toward social and planetary healing.

Free, suggested donation of $10.


Wednesday, June 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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