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Climate Change advocacy can take a personal toll on the well being of CCL Members. Anxiety about the future, stress over current climate impacts and the challenges of political conflict over climate solutions challenge all of us. CCL's Peer Support goal is to empower members to provide themselves and others better self care strategies and support. For now we have adopted an introspective, peer support program called "Ongo" as a tool to empower volunteers to practice self-care and manifest compassionate conversations. The Peer Support Action Team Leaders are Jeff Joslin and Laura Sacks. Please reach out to any one of us if you have questions.
Welcome to Peer Support: OngoSometimes our CCL work can be stressful because we are so passionate about our mission and struggle to encourage others to share our enthusiasm. But, if we just stop for a moment, take a long, deep breath and refocus, we can regain that drive to shine and keep on going. That’s the premise of Ongo.
Watch the Peer Support Webinar on Self Care. Ben White, LCSW shares his experience as a therapist helping climate advocates to integrate their process into meaningful action. Ben also encourages groups (like CCL Chapters) to consider incorporating periodically discussing the emotional toll of climate activism.
Ben speaks to ways individuals and groups can find support while facing the challenges of climate advocacy.
A new ONGO Peer Support Group will be forming in the coming months based on sign ups. Many of us have found Ongo to be a great way to provide the self-care that enables us to be strong, more fulfilled and happier climate advocates. How? Find out more here ... Sign up here.
Peer Support Links ...
Deep Resilience Webinar July 24th
Watch the Peer Support Webinar on Self Care
ONGO Information and sign up link
Ongo Sign-up Form