from Mindfulness and Wellbeing Consultant
Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm
@ The Sustainability Village
Presenting: The Psychology of Effective Thought and Action: Why personal wellbeing is needed to solve this crisis.
Do you feel depressed, overwhelmed or even terrified about the future of our planet? Do you find it hard to reconcile the ‘everydayness’ with the knowing of what we are leaving for our children and future generations? This session will provide a space for you to reflect on your own personal mindset around the environmental crisis and your current emotional state. Is it helping you to have the best impact? And is your current mode of functioning sustainable in the long-term? What mindset IS required in order to think in the most creative and innovative ways? And what emotional state is the most effective at motivating and sustaining long-term action? We will explore these questions and more, touching on the science of hope, the psychology behind positive emotion and the neuroscience behind why we operate better as a collective than an island. Emily Toner is a Clinical Psychologist with a research background in Behavioural Neuroscience and Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne. She recently attended Al Gore’s three day climate leadership training in Brisbane, gaining insight into how current world activity is impacting the Australia and Pacific region. Emily is also on the Board for Artists of the Earth, a non-profit dedicated to empowering everyday people to take positive action for the earth through music and the arts. She works as a Wellbeing Consultant for schools and corporates, and gives regular talks on the science of wellbeing and mindfulness.