Bronwyn comes to Climactic with a passion for sharing stories that highlight the diverse ways we are engaging with climate change, and exploring the ways we can make that engagement personally sustainable for us.
Clinical Psychologist by day, mum and partner by night, podcaster and everything else in between, she hopes to spread the word about what we all know to be true. To engage with climate change means feeling it. And feeling it, because it can feel painful, requires tender loving care. In technical terms: compassion. And then, as if climate change and feeling it weren’t enough, we also have to figure out what we can do! This journey ''of doing'' can be fraught with challenges, opportunities, frustrations and fruitful endeavours. Sometimes all in the one day. So, as a psychologist she became interested in how we can be resilient, connected and ultimately nourished in this work. Her episodes hope to give space to sharing some of the personal emotional challenges we face, as well as engaging the collective wisdom around self-care.
September 7th, 2019 | 39 mins 56 secs
activism, adani, burnout, climate change, depression, extinction rebellion, mental health, sustainability, the sustainable hour
Bronwyn has a great chat with community stalwart, long-time activist, former school teacher and community radio host Anthony Gleeson, and gleans three key lessons about personally sustaining activism.
June 1st, 2019 | 50 mins 34 secs
burnout, chronic fatigue, climate change, fatigue, psychology, self care, sustainability
This week Bronwyn interviews facilitator, artist, and musician Matt Wicking.
March 28th, 2019 | 45 mins 29 secs
burnout, climate change, fatigue, holly hammond, mental health, overwhelm, plan to thrive, plan to win, sustainability
Bronwyn talks to Holly Hammond, and of course the conversation turns to self-care, but this time Bronwyn is able to learn from a self-care expert, and self-described "care bear" of the activist community.
February 21st, 2019 | 43 mins 4 secs
climate change, climate grief, kooyong, letter writing, lighter footprints, psychology for a safe climate, self care, sustainability, victoria, victorian politics
New member of the Climactic Collective, Bronwyn Gresham, brings us this week's episode. An interview with Carolyn Ingvarson, founder of influential Melbourne residents group Lighter Footprints, on how the group came about, her approach to leadership, activism, and the climate crisis, and valuable lessons for other groups on how to be effective.