A Climate Café is an opportunity to give ourselves time to sit, perhaps with a hot drink and a slice of cake, and describe our thoughts and feelings about the crises of our ecology.
Climate Cafés are bounded by confidentiality although they are not therapy sessions. We invite you to take part in a warm, hospitable, facilitated conversation where you can reflect on your and others’ feelings without being bounced into action. This is one way of coping with the challenges facing us all.
Tea and hot drinks will be available from the Salisbury Centre’s kitchen (small donation suggested), and the facilitators will provide some biscuits and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own too!
The concept of a Climate Café as an advice-free space for discussion is promoted by the Climate Psychology Alliance among other groups. You can read CPA member Rebecca Nestor’s description of the format here: https://rebeccanestor.co.uk/2020/08/10/what-exactly-is-a-climate-cafe/
This event is free and anyone aged 18 years and over, from any background, is warmly welcome. Please feel free to share the event with your friends and family.
There is a limit on numbers to ensure space for discussion. If all the spaces are full please do join the waitlist or register your interest in future sessions by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the process of organising multiple Climate Cafés in Edinburgh, but they are not designed as a series or programme and you are welcome to attend one or more events as you wish.
Please book for the 26th of March by clicking here
Please book for the 3rd of April by clicking here
Susana, Tom and Elspeth have received training from the Climate Psychology Alliance to facilitate Climate Cafés. The three of us have broad-ranging, varied experiences of group facilitation.