March 5, 2020: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tom Hetherington

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


From climate grief to action

People from all walks to life are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the climate crisis. In this Professional Development Seminar, Tom will share strategies and supports from the “From Climate Grief to Acton (FCGA)” group for dealing with feelings associated with eco-grief and/or climate anxiety, including non-judgmental personal storytelling, building communities of mutual support, mindfulness exercises, and self-empowering action planning.

Tom Hetherington


Tom Hetherington, MSW, is a recently retired Social Worker who has supervised professional teams of counsellors and students for many years. Tom is the leader of a team of other professionals, practitioners, and students who have developed the From Climate Grief to Acton (FCGA) group to create a space for people to express their thoughts and grief about the climate emergency without judgment.