Episode 25

Published on:

30th Nov 2022

HILFH #25 Thomas Doherty

This month, Mary speaks with Thomas Doherty, PhD Clinical Psychologist and internationally recognized expert on the psychology of living in and with climate change. 

Thomas is best known for bringing forward awareness of ecopsychology - the understanding that psychological wellbeing is significantly affected by our relationship with the environments in which we live and make our lives. Thomasoffers therapeutic sessions to individuals, couples, families and groups. He consults with corporate entities interested in supporting the ecologial health of employees and provides mentorship for therapists interested in building ecopsychology into their practices.

Mary and Thomas discuss the ways connection with place helps us find purpose and even happiness in our work to address climate change.


Learn more about Thomas Doherty and his work on his website, Sustainable Self.

And check out his international podcast with colleague Panu Pihkala, Climate Change and Happiness.

And for an alternative to the usual 24/7 headlines, check out Solution-Focused Journalism. Thomas was right. it takes some digging. Go to the Solutions Story Tracker and then under the 'advanced search' tab, activate 'full text.' If you enter 'climate change' you get some options. Play around. See what you find.

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How It Looks From Here
Life in the time of climate change
The truth is, life looks different to you than it does to me. The way race and gender, education and work, and everyday circumstances come together in any person...well, it’s different.

Hosted by Mary Clare, How It Looks From Here brings you diverse perspectives through engaging interviews. It's easy to think that everyone is feeling the same way you are - but they’re not. For every person, how it looks from where they are matters. And, with every interview, we’re enriched. It's helping.
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Mary Clare

Mary M Clare is a social scientist focused on social and cultural phenomena. She is an American Psychological Association Fellow, and the author of over 100 scholarly articles and three books, the latest, FULL ECOLOGY - REPAIRING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NATURAL WORLD, co-authored with Gary Ferguson. Mary is both truly curious and truly interested in the way people see life and how sharing those perspectives can strengthen the way we are in community.