This paper focuses on eco-anxiety, an over-arching term used to describe anxiety caused by the climate crisis and the impacts of environmental contamination, environmental disasters, species extinctions and ecological system degradation. A brief literature review of eco-anxiety is provided from both psychoanalytic and Jungian perspectives which includes a discussion of Jung’s view of our split with nature, displacement anxiety, precarity, climate change denial, and anticipatory anxiety. Two clinical vignettes are also provided.
Interviews from Pythia Peay on the condition of the environmental, our relationships with Nature and how Analytical Psychology is important to environmental consciousness.
Guest Introduction to Spring Journal 2012, Vol 88, with co-editor with Senior editor Nancy Cater. Introduction explores the intimate connections between environmental disasters and collective trauma.
This article explore the legacy of mining, oil, and the industrial contamination associated with the expansion of the American West. Featured in Spring Journal 2012, Vol 88.
Driving on Jung's complex theory and work on archetypes, Stephen combines his background working as a scientist on hazardous waste cleanup projects and his training as a Jungian analyst to examine the psychological problems of toxic environmental spills. Stephen will share how Jungian psychology can give us a new understanding into environmental challenges and support our relationship to nature. From Inner City Books.