Steffi regularly speaks for global businesses, including those who are on the Carbon Disclosure Project A list, about the psychological aspects of climate change. She is a Tedx speaker, has been featured in a BBC documentary on climate change anxiety and has been speaking at special climate change events for major global companies, such as BNY Mellon and Estee Lauder Companies.
Climate change is so much more than an excess of CO2 in the atmosphere. Steffi's talks tell a fuller story and can include multiple aspects, depending on your interests:
the need to prepare for the mental health impact of living in a world where change is inevitable and where a metaphorical death of much that has been familiar is inevitable
insights that support resilience, allow us to tolerate anxiety and enable us to stay with uncomfortable truths without collapsing into reactivity or numbing. These are essential skills in a time of upheaval.
research based evidence of how climate change affects our mental health and how in turn our mental health affects the state of the world
the role of compartmentalisation and numbing in a response that allows individuals, companies and nations to rationally say the right things and then to act in incongruent ways
depth psychological perspectives of why data and statistics are not enough to bring about behaviour change
a psycho-social perspective on the collective culture and how a purely cognitively driven approach risks reinforcing irrational, reactive and resistant responses in pockets of society
the need to create frameworks of care that encourage maturity and support us to choose our caring side over impulsivity, exceptionalism and uncare
the role of collective trauma in our response to climate change
Steffi builds a programme that attends to the needs of your audience. Steffi's talks have a depth of psychological knowledge and can include experiential elements that allow the audience to explore practical skills.
Previous Topics include:
Climate Anxiety - dysfunction or long overdue sanity?
The great disconnect
Living in a time where the familiar is dying
Re-ensouling the collective culture
Post-traumatic growth and trauma resilience
Living systems thinking