This two-part group workshop is specifically aimed for Aalto students. We will focus on emotions and thoughts, concerning climate change and environmental crises, and how to live with that burden. Are there ways to maintain your own balance and resilience, and be mindful, whilst trying to cope with a constant stream of bad news and a feeling that so much more needs to be done? Together, we will create a safe place for sharing thoughts, connecting with others and finding our own ways face the emotions caused by the climate threat. 

However, we will not be teaching one another how to live in an eco-friendly way or argue what actions should be taken to solve climate change. This means you can join the workshop without fear of judgement, no matter what your personal views or actions concerning these issues are, as long as you remain nonjudgmental towards others as well.

The workshop consists of group discussions on specific themes as well as mindfulness-based practices.


The workshop is led by study psychologists Sanni Saarimäki and Merita Petäjä.

Language of the workshop is English.

When: Thursdays 24 October and 31 October (24.10. and 31.10), 9:00-11:00

Where: Otakaari 1 (will be specified)


Sign up by e-mail to sanni.saarimaki[at]aalto.fi

Deadline for enrollment: 17 October 2019


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