\Articles, Media, Training (Presentations, Webinars, Workshops)

Ongoing Work

Peer Support Group in Climate Counselling and Psychotherapy. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I started this monthly Peer Support Group in January 2022; we continue into 2024. This is designed for Counsellors and Therapists – new participants welcome at any time. The CCPA has pre-approved 1 CEC/monthly session for CCPA members. For information please contact me directly.

Climate Cafe. In-person Gathering, third Thursday of the Month, Christ Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Climate Cafe approach was developed by the Climate Psychology Alliance – UK (CPA-UK). It is a safe, brave space for us to talk about our feelings about the Climate Crisis and climate emergencies. All welcome.

Completed Work

Working with Youth as a Climate-Informed Counsellor with Julia Clarke. Climate and Psychotherapy (C&P) Month, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), April 18, 2024.

Earth Day, 2035 – A Canadian National Holiday. Mediation, Grounding and Connecting – Interactive Visualization Presentation, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Climate-Informed Peer Group, April 16, 2024.

Climate Cafe, with Susan Dempsey. Climate and Psychotherapy (C&P) Month, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), April 11, 2024.

Mental Wellness in the Climate Crisis Workshop. Department of Environment & Climate, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), January 25, 2024.

Talking Circle on Climate Change, Public Service and Procurement Canada (Atlantic Canada) Sustainability Network. January 17, 2024.

What is Eco-Anxiety and How Do We Treat It? Interactive Presentation, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Climate-Informed Peer Group, January 16, 2024.

Nancy Blair, Trevor Lehmann, Graham Nichols, (2023). Climate-Informed Counselling in the 21st Century – A Living Document. https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Climate-Informed-Counselling-in-the-21st-Century-A-Living-Document-EN-002.pdf

Climate Cafe Workshop, Co-Faciliated. PsyFuture Symposium, First International Symposium of Global Climate Psychology for a Just Future. October 14, 2023.

Climate Psychotherapy: Questions, Answers, and Possibilities. Cognica, CCPA’s official bilingual newsletter, Fall 2022. https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22-24-Climate-Psychotherapy-NancyEN-COGNICA-Fall-2022-EN.pdf

Climate Psychology – Practice. Interactive Presentation, Collaborative Practice Group, Mental Health Practitioners working with Narrative Therapy, Ottawa, November 21, 2022

Climate Psychotherapy – Practice. Interactive Presentation, Social Policy Classes, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, November 17 & 22, 2022.

Eco-Anxiety. Webinar, Environmental Group, Prairie and Northern Region, Transport Canada, Government of Canada, September 14, 2022.

Ecological Grief. CBC Information Morning Interviews in 8 CBC stations across Canada: St. John’s, Sudbury, Goose Bay, Kitchener, Victoria, Whitehorse, Kamloops, Charlottetown. July 24, 2022.

Climate Blues. Interview, Canadian Living, May 2022, Text Naomi Hansen, p. 42-45. https://www.canadianliving.com/home-and-garden/eco-friendly-living/article/eco-anxiety-what-it-is-and-how-to-handle-it

Ecological Anxiety / Trauma / Distress. Webinar, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Webinar, February 23, 2022.

Climate Psychotherapy – Why We Need It. Webinar, Roots in Nature (Ottawa), February 17, 2020,

Don’t Look Up, Movie Discussion. Co-facilitated two discussion groups for the Climate Psychology Alliance, North America (CPA-NA), December 30, 2021 and January 3, 2022.

Ecological Anxiety – There is Hope. Workshop, Canadian Wildlife Federation, WILD Youth Program, December 13, 2021.

Ecological Anxiety Following Extreme Weather in BC. CBC Information Morning Interviews in 10 CBC stations across Canada: Kitchener, Montreal, Halifax, Sydney, Regina, Whitehorse, Saskatoon, Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver, November 21, 2021.

Ecological Grief In Individual Counselling and Group Work. Webinar, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPA), November 9, 2021.

How to Deal with Eco-Anxiety. CBC Interview, The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman, October 29th, 2021.https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/410-the-dose/episode/15876344-whats-the-best-way-to-deal-with-eco-anxiety

Ecological Anxiety and Grief, CBC Information Morning Interview, Halifax, August 12, 2021

Ecological Grief Support Group. Monthly Support Group, Diocesan Environment Network (DEN), Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI, January – May 2021.

Physically Disconnected, Spiritually Connected through Creation: Begin with a Place you Love. Workshop, Diocesan Environment Network (DEN), Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI, April 2020.