Ecopsychology, Philosophy, Poetry, Art
I’m exploring how I can combine my professional expertise in global policy-making, social change and environmental protection; with my personal passions for parallel polis/societies, creativity, animals, nature, philosophy and ecopsychology. Uniting these streams in support of each other, so that I can be a fully integrated change maker.
In this section, I allow those two worlds to meet each other.
I have designed a new logo (see top right of this page and on home page) to better reflect the more holistic nature-embracing aspects of myself and my work. This is my old logo right, which seemed too human-centric, hence the change.
The photos left and right are of me with a pine tree, at Hazel Hill Wood in Salisbury, UK.
Please see examples of Elizabeth’s ecopsychology and philosophy explorations, prose, poetry and art below:
- June 2022: Nature Rights and Indigenous Rights: New book chapter on how integrated conceptions of earth rights and human rights in indigenous traditions can teach the Global North about true sustainability.
- June 2022 Philosophy: PPT presentation on Parallel Polis: If you can’t beat them ignore them. An introduction to parallel societies through the lens of Parallel Polis in 1970s Czechoslovakia.
- January 2022 Unity through dystopia: A framework for living in challenging times: I have created a framework to help illustrate practical steps and ways of being that we might draw upon, as we open our hearts to the possibilities for humanity during this unique time in history. What is beckoning in you? Access the framework here.
- July 2021 Hazel Hill Woods “shall we be just like the trees” song: I wrote a song in the lovely Hazel Hill Woods, Salisbury, UK, as part of an ecopsychology weekend run by Alan Heeks, Marcos Frangos and Jane Saunders.
- January 2021: Philosophy: PPT presentation on Anarchist Philosophy
- May 2020 Ecopsychology Poems: I have written 5 ecopsychology poems based on an exploration of Bill Plotkins the Wild Mind and through a course with the Natural Academy in Somerset, UK.
- April 2020 Portraits lockdown song: Recorded in 25 different homes and gardens, including mine.
- April 2016 Being Human is Being You poem: A poem about my daughter.
- September 2014 Indigenous Rights Poem: When the earth is cut: A poem about indigenous rights and the environment. Can the rest of the world learn what aboriginals know: That when the earth is cut, so are we.
- April 2014 Food Sustainability Poem: Someone, something, somewhere pays: A poem about food sustainability. A factory farmed chicken fillet may seem a bargain, but what about the true cost? From environmental pollution to animal welfare, from a human health crisis to trafficking for forced labour in food processing plants. It adds up to a lot more than £1.50.
- January 2014 Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation Poem: For a time I worked intensively on preventing human trafficking. The Light Behind My Eyes Has Died is a poem about the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.
- November 2013 Resting not Wagging: Short prose on my rescue dog Cassie.
- April 2012 Animal Welfare: As dog rescue kennels face crisis, foster, save a life & transform your own. Pets are not consumer goods. Dog rescue centres are in crisis with too many dogs, not enough kennel spaces or permanent onward homes, and many healthy beautiful animals being put to sleep as a result. In some cases this foster place literally saves a dog’s life and could transform yours.
- October 2009 Positive psychology: The happiness project at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch tells us that while a sense of appreciation of both the good and the bad is important, more crucial is acknowledging the part one plays in bringing things of value into one’s own life.
- January 2009 Being Mum: Mummy’s Guide to Life a hand-painted book written by Elizabeth for her (then 1 year old) daughter.
- June 2007 Too late prose: As I walk my dogs, I meet a man building a sand mound for his daughter’s coffin.