Voices of the GaP:
This is where you will find writings, imagery, or compositions from GaP participants. Please use the Contact link to submit your creativity as it bubbles up from the GaP!
Pull down the Voices tab (menu bar above) to see Resources and Discussion pages.
Steffi Bednarek (UK) - a Gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, Steffi is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance. She works in private practice in Brighton, UK and in a small woodland outside of Brighton. She has been a Head of Counselling and Mental Health in Higher Education for many years, and managed counselling and mental health services for the charitable sector. She has worked as an international consultant and trainer for several government ministries, worked in the Human Rights sector for the Council of Europe and set up and managed a National Violence Prevention Project for the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg. She has delivered mental health projects for the World Health Organisation, the Red Cross and the British Council.
Zhiwa Woodbury (USA) - Long time advocate for Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. Studied Thermodynamics, Science/Math and Economics at So. Illinois Univ. before obtaining a doctorate in Natural Law (1983); M.A. in East/West Psychology w/emphasis on eco-psychology and spiritual counseling. Author of "Climate Sense ~ Changing the Way We Think & Feel About Our Climate in Crisis" and lead articles in Ecopsychology journal: "Climate Crisis & the Cosmic Bomb: Is the American Dream an Expression of Cultural Trauma" (Dec. 2015) & "Climate Trauma: Towards a New Taxonomy of Trauma" (March 2019). President of Forest Defense, P.C., providing legal services to grass roots eco-defenders. Blogs at EcopsychologyNow
Leslie Davenport (USA) - In addition to practicing integrative psychotherapy, Leslie Davenport brings the role of psychology into interdisciplinary dialogues that advance creative and effective solutions to the practice of medicine and climate change psychology and solutions. Leslie is a founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing, one of the nations’ first and largest hospital-based integrative medicine programs. Her 25 years of medical experience developing an empowering and collaborative approach to resolving crisis has informed her climate psychology model. She has been very encouraging and supportive of the objectives of the GaP from the beginning.
Facing the Great Unravelling (2019)
Molly Young Brown (USA) - combines the Work That Reconnects, ecopsychology, and psychosynthesis in her work: teaching on-line courses, writing and publishing books and essays, transpersonal coaching by phone, and giving talks and workshops internationally. Her publications include: Coming Back to Life, Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning, Held in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change, and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life. Molly lives in Mount Shasta CA with her life partner Jim Brown; they have two grown sons and two grandchildren. See also: MollyYoungBrown.com and PsychosynthesisPress.com
- A background in NGO marketing led Mark into Conservation work in 1990. Although he loved assisting in creating safe havens for wildlife, and in bringing people's attention and support to their conservation, he realised that protecting wildlife and wild places from people failed to address the underlying drivers of climate collapse and ecosystem breakdown. For 20 years he has worked as a Psychosynthesis counsellor, and has developed his interests in ecopsychology, social justice, and community activism.