Have Eco-Anxiety? You Probably Do, But There’s Hope

melissapickett1.jpgMore and more people are showing up at their therapists these days with signs of what is called eco-anxiety, or fear concerning environmental issues. Santa Fe, NM therapist Melissa Pickett says this unrest has been growing in the last two years, and may be the tip of the iceberg.

Michael d’Estries wrote about Melissa in May, and I had the occasion to interview her recently about this issue, and the field of eco-psychology. You can hear the interview at The Lindberg Report.

Melissa spent several years in the corporate world as a banking executive and trainer for a marketing firm. In an effort to sharpen her people skills, she went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling. Finding the field personally rewarding, she shifted her business emphasis from organizational development to private counseling.

Melissa has been in practice since 2000, and is President of Soulways Center for Conscious Evolution. The first signs of eco-anxiety emerged in sessions with her clients on a large scale within the past two years, and it appears to be growing. Her work has led to interviews on Canadian television, in TIME Magazine’s online edition, and publications in Spain and Brazil.

What is eco-anxiety? How do we know if we have it, and what can we do to ease the discomfort? My podcast interview with Melissa is HERE

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