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Returning the Self to Nature: A Conversation with Jeanine Canty, PhD

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are ecological suffering and human suffering inextricably connected?

Could viewing the environmental crisis as a psychological crisis, and vice versa, facilitate a mutuality of healing between people and nature?

In her new book Returning the Self to Nature, author Jeanine Canty uses the lens of ecopsychology to demonstrate how pervasive, personal and collective narcissism are fundamentally the result of alienation from the natural world. But, she explains, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Drawing upon contemplative tradition, environmentalism, social justice, and psychology, Returning the Self to Nature invites its audience to move beyond a world entrenched in selfish and disconnected identity models. Through wisdom and meditation practices, Canty encourages readers to visualize and embody the wild naturalness of being human, and in turn step into healthier relationships with themselves, their communities, and the planet.

Don’t miss this invigorating conversation with Jeanine Canty and faculty host Jason Appt as they discuss Returning the Self to Nature, examine the environmental impact of collective narcissism, and explore reconnection to the natural world as a social and planetary healing modality.

Learn more and register for this free online event.


February 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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