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Psychologists explain our climate change anxiety – ThinkProgress
A large part of tackling the cognitive dissonance, however, involves simply acknowledging our feelings. “[People] often experience themselves in a double bind,” said Lertzman, “where, [they think], I’m getting this message about the environment and everything that’s being presented just feels completely untenable for me. Like, ‘I have a child, what am I supposed to do? Stop using plastic for my kid’s bottle?'”

Instead of forcing shame and guilt upon people, Lertzman said a new level of compassion is needed in order to spur action. “We have this opportunity to create a space where we can actually be honest with our feelings about what’s going on and actually process what it means to be living in these times.”

This compassion can help neutralize the guilt and shame and turn it into something more constructive. “Just even from a neurological perspective,” she said, “it soothes the defense mechanism so we can actually move into that kind of, prefrontal cortex problem solving.”
climate  change  climatechange  psychology  guilt  anxiety  mental  health 
september 2018 by edmittance
Concern over human cost overshadows iPad launch - Asia, World - The Independent
"Workers also complained of violence, including beatings with iron bars and whips." (work in the iPad factory, anyone?)
apple  ipad  technology  babylon  commercial  markets  factory  china  manufacturing  life  health  mental  suicide 
may 2010 by edmittance
YouTube - SET4
Mental ping pong video music stop time mash up
mental  video  youtube  ping  pong  sport  music 
august 2007 by edmittance
Libraries Change Lives video on myspace
video  cilip  library  mental  health 
march 2007 by edmittance
Longleat - Red Bull Air Race World Series
2 september red bull air race at longleat with stewart
longleat  air  flying  mental  race  gig 
august 2006 by edmittance

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