Episode 39: Managing eco-anxiety and ecological grief
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With Day Sanchez of 2e Minds

How do eco-anxiety and ecological grief differ? What can educators do to address them with their learners? Why is solarpunk such an effective counter-narrative? Day Sanchez does extensive work in the realm of eco-emotions, so she has many important insights about how to navigate these often-turbulent waters. We know that doom-and-gloom framing leads to apathy in most people, and though it is essential to tell the truth, we must balance difficult truths with active hope grounded in realistic alternatives for the near and far future. This is where solarpunk comes into play.


Day Sanchez is a School Psychologist, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) coach, and the founder of 2e Minds. She is dedicated to supporting the emotional, creative, and mental health of neurodivergent and Highly Sensitive children and youth. Day has over a decade of experience working with hundreds of children struggling with learning, psychological, and social-emotional challenges. She provides psycho-education on eco-emotions and helps families build inner resources, resilience, and tools to create active hope and agency. Day gives workshops on how to talk to children about the ecological crisis and offers individual and group support to children and young adults experiencing eco-anxiety.

*Episode edited by M. Angel Goñi Avila

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