5 Ways to Cope with Eco-Anxiety
One of the activities I do with children is a somatic exercise to teach emotional awareness and cultivate inner resilience. This is a great exercise that helps children understand how they experience different emotions and practice active hope for the future they would like to see.
Through these activities, we transform different emotions into positive expressions or ideas of something they would like to become involved with to support nature’s healing. By healing nature, we heal ourselves.
At the end of our time together, children express their desire to do something nice for the planet, such as planting trees, doing beach clean-ups, helping animals, or connecting more with nature.
Just like coping with any kind of emotion, coping with these complex emotions is a journey that evolves as we jump into it and build our resilience and preparedness to navigate the challenges ahead. Stay tuned for Part 2 to learn about more ways to cope with eco-emotions.
Over to you! What action are you inspired to take?
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Day Sanchez is a bilingual school psychologist, education specialist, and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) facilitator dedicated to supporting the optimal cognitive, creative, spiritual, and social-emotional development of gifted, twice-exceptional (2e), and highly sensitive children and youth. She has over a decade of experience working with gifted and neurodivergent children in public and private schools, nonprofits, and online worldwide.
She creates programs and resources to support children, youth, and families experiencing eco-anxiety and other eco-emotions. Solarpunk Generation was born to help bring the Solarpunk movement to families and the neurodiverse community to create a positive shift in the collective narrative and build a new way forward. Day is on a mission to inspire all children and young visionaries to embody their highest potential, contribute their gifts to the world, and help us accelerate humanity’s evolution.