Holding the Hope: Psychological & Spiritual Agency in a Time of Climate Crisis

Holding the Hope: Psychological & Spiritual Agency in a Time of Climate Crisis

When: Friday, 8th March 2024, 9:00 am

Where: Onlinevents

Ticket price: £25 - £65

With Bayo Akomolafe, Mahmood Ahmad, Farah Ali, Linda Aspey, Roger Duncan, Hetty Einzig, Fred Ehresmann, Caroline Hickman, Chris Johnstone, Elouise Mayall, Jo McAndrews, Andy Miller, Matthew Painton, Robin Shohetand + Maggie Turp.

Drawing on contributions to our best-selling book by the same title, PCCS Books, in association with Onlinevents, is pleased to present this one-day online conference for all counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists, psychologists and others concerned about how we support our clients’ resilience in the face of climate crisis.

The day opens with international speaker, psychologist, posthumanist thinker and essayist Bayo Akomolafe, Global Fellow at the University of California and founder of the Emergence Network, in conversation with Elouise Mayall, climate activist with the UK Youth Climate Coalition. Bayo and Elouise will discuss how communities worldwide can respond to the climate change challenge and its implications for all species.

Later, in our second keynote presentation, Linda Aspey, BACP Fellow and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor,coach and facilitator and supervisor for the Climate Psychology Alliance, talks with therapist, trainer and founder of The Anti-Discrimination Focus (TADF), Mamood Ahmad, about equity and climate change, and the skills counselling professionals need to support clients in these challenging times.

With an offer of 11 workshops scheduled in three streams across the day, this is the go-to event for all counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and psychology practitioners and students seeking tools and confidence to respond meaningfully to their clients’ climate-related needs. There will also be opportunities for participants to come together to pause and ground themselves throughout the day.

Workshops focus on diverse topics including how we support children and young people, developing frameworks for therapeutic interventions, fear and forgiveness, radical hope, eco-fiction in therapy, motion validation coaching, solution-focused responses, transforming climate anxiety into action, and much more

Therefore, the delegates will have a choice of four workshops in two streams and three workshops in one stream and can watch the others on catch up.

Andy Miller’s workshop may run concurrently with the Q&A and will be live, not a pre-record. The Bayo Akomolafe interview is a pre-record.

The final Q&A will be a panel of all presenters who can stay around to take part and feature Q’s from participants.


This workshop will be recorded and you can use the ticket function to pre-purchase the recording before the event. This will be useful for colleagues who are not able to attend the event live and also for those who attend the event live and want to watch it again.


This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our cameras and microphones to interact with each other as a group.


All the colleagues at ONLINEVENTS and the presenters we collaborate with are committed to working in a manner consistent with the BACP Ethical Framework, which can be accessed on the link below. When registering for this event you are agreeing to be present and interact in a manner that is consistent with this Framework.