Looking for climate-aware emotional support services and resilience training opportunities in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence, KS region? You’ve come to the right place.

Climate-Aware Therapists

More and more mental health professionals are signing onto the Climate-Aware Therapist Pledge, through the Climate Psychiatry Alliance or the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America.

Climate-aware Meditation and Mindfulness Programs

This is the Resilient Activist logo from 2021.

The Resilient Activist website includes helpful articles on building resilience in relation to the state of the environment and how our hearts, minds, and bodies respond.

Resilience and the Five Essentials for a Resilient World

EnviroTip #10: Grief and Hope in Times of Environmental Angst

EnviroTip #13: Meditation: A Powerful Resiliency Tool

Kansas City-based Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers a wide and varied calendar of secular mindfulness and meditation practices that may just fit your needs.

Their approach is welcoming to all and many classes have an emphasis on environmental awareness and nature connection. You can participate in their programs online or at various locations around the Kansas City area.

Doing good in the world – including the important work of caring for the Earth and its beings – is the highest calling there is, but it can can take a heavy toll on our physical, emotional, financial, social and spiritual resources.

One of my mantras is “Do not fall into despair”. It reminds me that letting my own resources become completely depleted is counter-productive and that I’m best able to be of benefit in the world when I mindfully include myself in my caring efforts.

It’s one of my greatest pleasures to share what I’ve learned about resilience, vitality, and well-being with others.

Tracy Ochester, PsyD, RYT-200, psychologist and co-founder of Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness