The Climate Psychologist

Life in The Climate Crisis: A Discussion Series

Before starting The Climate Mobilization, I was training to become a clinical psychologist. Psychology was the first lens I used to examine my own and others’ responses to the climate crisis: grief, terror, denial, dissociation and more. My most impactful writing has been on the psychology of the climate crisis.

In January, I started a  psychological discussion series, with the goal of creating a fellowship with others who are grappling with climate truth as they go through their lives every day. The discussions will open to all Mobilizer Backers — The Climate Mobilization’s sustaining donors.

These 90 minute monthly calls will be a time to share and learn about the under-discussed personal, emotional side of the climate crisis. The format will vary, but the basic questions we will explore will include: What is it like to live in these times? How does it feel? How does the climate crisis affect your relationships? How does it affect your identity?? How does it affect how you plan your future and make major decisions?

On the next call, upcoming on 2.18, I will also share and discuss the step-by-step guide I am working on to “Go all in on the climate emergency,” intended to help people take responsibility for the climate crisis and leap into becoming climate warriors. Mobilizer Backers will be invited to read the (draft) guidebook chapters before the call. The topics we discuss will include “Build emotional muscle,” “Welcome all Thoughts and Feelings,” “Curiosity and Compassion,” “Grieve the life you thought you were living,” and “Fear: It’s there to help us.”

I will discuss these topics, share from the guide, and ask callers to share their thoughts and experiences. 

The Mobilizer Backer Program will also feature a monthly “Strategy and Politics” call, which will bring on leaders from within TCM, as well as esteemed guests, to talk about TCM’s strategy and the work they have been doing, comment on current events, the state of politics and the climate movement. Mobilizer Backers will ask questions and offer feedback. The next call is 2.22 and features John Mitchell, our lead engineer, explaining the brilliant implementation plans he has created for cities

Mobilizer Backers are the foundation of the Climate Mobilization. They provide us with reliable income and support the spreading of climate truth and the building power for emergency climate mobilization all over the country. Because we leverage a huge amount of volunteer capacity, your gift will have a much greater impact. Please become a Mobilizer Backer today. I hope to see you on the calls soon!

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD

One thought on “Life in The Climate Crisis: A Discussion Series

  1. Ian Graham

    Just found you, again, I had bookmarked TCM a couple years ago, now Im following through. I”m fifteen years into my search for answers for a sustainable future on Eaarth. From Bill McK, to Guy McP, to David Spratt and Charles Eisenstein, I’m gleaning from each.
    Current project is a compendium of climate action plans, the more concrete and unflinching the better. You head the list. I recently started monthly donation to TCM and hope to sign up more locally here in Hamilton ON. I want our city to be the first in Canada to pass a Climate Emergency Resolution and get on with it.
    Hope you keep this blog up, I see it’s rarely posted to. We undeniers really need to keep processing our emotions, venting purging, healing, transforming. Maybe there are other sites out there like this now. (used to one called Peak Oil Blues that was quite helpfull)
    regards in light of a future our hearts know is possible
    Ian G (64)

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