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Sally Weintrobe at HPBW – “Some effects of current culture on mental health”

Sally Weintrobe discusses the relationship between mental health, climate change, and a culture of uncare, arguing that climate change is a symptom of a much deeper problem affecting mental health. From the session “Climate Change & Mental Health” at Medact’s 2016 Forum “Healthy Planet, Better World”.

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Climate Psychology Alliance panel discussion of Sally’s new book

With Adrian Tait (at 4:01 mins), Judith Anderson (at 16:54 mins), Paul Hoggett (at 30:24 mins), Nadine Andrews (at 40:35 mins) and Sally Weintrobe responding (at 59:06 mins)

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3 August 2021. Across the Margin: Michael Shields interviews Sally Weintrobe

Throughout the episode host Michael Shields and Sally Wintrobe explore the themes present in Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis, exploring in depth how the rigid psychological mindset of Exceptionalism is largely responsible for the Climate Crisis. They also explore how lively entitlement powers the will to act for and care for others, how changing demographics are motivating the neoliberal empire to act more manipulative and brutal to hold onto power, how the Climate Crisis is affecting today’s youth psychologically, and much, much more.

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24 May 2021. Climate Breakdown Shakedown

Sally Weintrobe speaks to XR Greenwich on the topic of Climate Grief.

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2 May 2021. IPA Off the Couch. Repairing the Planet

“I started to notice that the very things that I was seeing in patients on the couch were occurring at a much greater macro level in society – the issues of disavowal, of exceptionalism, of abandoning reality if it means that you have to give something up. That is why I got so interested in the subject as an analyst because I thought: We have something to say about what is happening in the world.”

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20 March 2021. Radio New Zealand. The Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis.

Most of us have been living in a bubble of denial about the climate crisis. For many the bubble is now bursting, leaving people finding it hard to manage their anxiety and guilt as they take in the extent of the damage already caused to our climate system. So what can help us work through our feelings about this threat to survival – without resorting to further denial? How can we take responsibility?

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3 March 2021. Abbeyleix County Laois, Ireland – Talk.

9min33 covers the concept of the ‘climate bubble’ 19min13 is on staying sane 23min12 is about the idea of moral injury.)

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20 Feb 2021 Kolkata

Indian Psychoanalytical Society. Our feelings about the climate emergency.

16 Nov 2020 London Climate Action Week

Discussion with members of the Climate Psychology Alliance.

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7 Nov 2020 Istanbul

Istanbul Psychoanalytical Federation Conference on Civilization and its discontents. Keynote speaker.: The climate crisis.

6th May 2020. International Psychoanalytical Association

Covid 19 – Corona, Climate and Grandma

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15th February 2020. Did we Care When Birds and Animals Died during the Sixth Extinction?

In this podcast Sally Weintrobe, psychoanalyst and editor of Engaging with Climate Change, is in conversation with Caroline Hickman about the natural relationship which children have with animals. They feel close to them and fascinated by them. Sally sees our prevailing culture of un-care as working to break links between humans and animals and to invite us to treat animals (and the animal we are) as “distanced others”. How are we facing the Sixth Mass Extinction? Can children help adults repair their inner representations of the natural world and our place in it? The danger is animals will die in their millions without being sufficiently loved to be mourned and fought for. Children are as Vaclav Havel put it “pre-political”, meaning not yet so influenced by culture. The pre-political is, however, deeply political.

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16 June 2016. Thinkers in Residence at The Photographer’s Gallery.

Trevor Paglen has just won the prestigious Deutche-Borse photography prize for his photographs of what power seeks to keep invisible. Elizabeth Cotton interviews Sally Weintrobe about his work.

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18 Jan 2016. Resonance FM radio. The power of our social groups to promote disavowal of climate change.

Talk by Sally Weintrobe followed by discussion with Ulrike Grassinger, Andrew Conio and Rachel Gibbons. Introduced and chaired by David Morgan.

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11 June 2015. Boston Radio Open Source. The Pope and the Planet.

Discussion of Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change with Naomi Oreskes, Sally Weintrobe and Dorothy Boorse.

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11 Feb 2015: Interview for New Books in Psychoanalysis with Richard Brouillette

“How up to date are you on the projected impact of climate change on human civilization in the next 100 years? … listen to this interview with Sally Weintrobe, because she brings a much-needed, yet realistic sense of hope to what most people consider a dire picture.”

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2013. Why is climate change so hard to face?

This video is of a talk to architects at the Sheffield School of Architecture, followed by a discussion by Renata Tyszczuk.

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23 Sept 2013. Participant on Swedish television programme on climate change.

This hour long programme on climate change, produced by Jens Ergon, features Zigmunt Bauman, Sally Weintrobe and Kari Norgaard on our denial of its seriousness.

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13 June 2013. BBC Radio 3. The Verb

…This week Ian McMillan examines the language of polemic with guests Hari Kunzru, Owen Jones, Matthew Elliott, Sally Weintrobe and John Kinsella…


23 Jan 2013. BBC Radio 4. Thinking Allowed.

…Climate change – what lies beneath its widespread denial? Laurie Taylor talks to Sally Weintrobe, editor of Engaging with Climate Change, and Paul Hoggett one of the contributors to the book.

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17 Oct 2012. BBC Radio 3. Night Waves.

Night Waves: Hanna Rosin, Hollywood Costume, Psychoanalysis and Climate Change, 1922
…Engaging with climate change is something the psychoanalytic community is attempting to do in a collection of essays edited by the psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe – what is the

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