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Seriously Playful: Approaching Climate Change with a Lighter Touch

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Summary

Climate change is serious business, and talking about climate is often served with a substantial helping of doom and gloom. It might sound counter-intuitive to be playful in a time of crisis, but letting go of the serious seriousness from time to time has real benefits. Learning science and positive psychology suggest that a lighter approach, rooted in delight and joy, can offer a healthier, more meaningful way to engage in and think about this serious work- both for practitioners and their clients.

How You Will Learn

  • Explore the basics of play theory (for adults!) and what a playful mindset looks like
  • (Re)discover your "play personality" and reflect on how you can lean into this to find energy
  • Consider how playful your work is and spot opportunities to add a bit more of it into to your practice
  • Oh, and we will play a little too

Overview

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different mindsets we take in our approach to climate work
  • Identify their ‘play personality ’and reflect on how it manifests in their life and work
  • Devise opportunities to add playful elements into their climate work and practice
  • Describe the benefits of taking a playful, joy-based approach to climate work

Audience

Introductory-Advanced

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 3
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .3
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 3
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 3
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 3
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 3
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 3

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Meghan Wilhelmi at meghan.wilhelmi@wisc.edu or 608-263-2829

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Casey Meehan