The Climate Psychology Alliance Members Day

June 18th 9.45am – 4.30pm
The Guild of Psychotherapists,
47 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road, London SE1 0QA

(Non-members welcome), £20 non-members,
members free
4.00-4.30pm AGM members only

The Power of Restorative Narratives

How can narratives be re-framed and re-drawn to facilitate a deeper and more engaged relationship with the subject of human destructiveness? What can be learned about how other stories might inform our thinking and communication about climate change?
Programme for the day
09.45-10.15            Registration/meeting/coffee and Chair’s welcome
10.15-10.45            Marina Cantecuzino presentation: Forgiveness project
10.45-11.00            Conversation Sarah Deco (CPA) and Marina Cantecuzino
11.00-11.15            Break
11.15-12.15            Small group discussion
12.15-13.30            Lunch
13.30-14.00            Tessa Gordziejko performs Breath[e]:LESS
14.00-14.40            Social Dreaming
14.40-15.00            Break
15.00-15.55            Discussion
16.00-16.30            AGM (members only)
@ClimatePsychol –

Marina Cantecuzino: The Forgiveness Project is an award-winning, secular organisation that collects and shares real stories of forgiveness to build understanding, encourage reflection and enable people to reconcile with the pain and move forward from the trauma in their own lives. Using narrative learning techniques they present alternatives to cycles of conflict, violence, crime and injustice.

Marina Cantacuzino, founder of the forgiveness project will address ways of breaking the cycle of vengeance and retaliation and explain why she has come to believe it is the stories we choose to tell today, that will determine how we live our lives tomorrow.
Tessa Gordziejko: Breath[e]:LESS is poetical-musical storytelling. Much of it is not directly about climate change – although we have created some very specific dialogues within the material – but about anxiety, threat, the passing of time. What happens in our heads is the biggest barrier to actions which could stop climate change. Tessa will perform a selection of poems from the show.

Tessa Gordziejko is Creative Director of Imove Arts and also a freelance producer, consultant and writer. She is also a writer and in 2015 performed her poetry across the north.  She is one of the writer/performers in breath[e]:LESS, an Imove show which combines spoken word and electronic dance music in music and theatre venues.

Contact and registration info:
Members – RSVP [] to help us prepare for numbers.

Non-members – Payment by direct transfer to: The Co-operative Bank, sort code 08-92-99, a/c number 65698826. NB payments must be tagged with your initial and surname + MemDay. Please e-mail to Samantha Thomas: confrming payment made.

By cheque made out to Climate Psychology Alliance, please send to: Adrian Tait, Hobdens, Stoke Road, North Curry, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6HN.