My upcoming talks & events

Coming up in December 2021 (all UK time)

The Psycho-Spiritual Understanding and Transformation of Trauma, Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality & Peace, Wednesday 15 Dec 2021

Previous talks (recorded)

Working on climate change: impact on people in organisations, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Monday 29 Nov 2021 7-8.30pm (recording to follow)

Climate Psychology Summit Saturday 20 Nov 2021

Session 1 Introduction to Summit & Climate distress
Session 2 Trauma & resilience
Session 3 Threat responses & organisations
Session 4 Ecological grief & nature connection

Citizens’ assemblies on climate change – lessons from the UK, ESRC Festival of Social Science, Thursday 25 Nov 2021 2-3.30pm & 7-8.30pm VIEW HERE

The Journey from Scientific Insight to Societal Action, COP26 EU Side Event 1.O.2, Monday 1 Nov 202. I talked about the psychological considerations of communicating shocking research. (recording to follow)

Threat, coping and vitality – exploring the implications of threat responses for wellbeing and sustainability decision making in organisational contexts Lancaster University COP26 Festival, Friday 22 Oct 2021 VIEW HERE

Climate change, nature connection & racism Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights – Black History Month event, Tues 19 Oct 2021 (recording to follow)

Eco-anxiety presentation Scottish Communities Climate Action Network, 31 August 2021 VIEW HERE (20 mins)

Climate trauma, resilience & Taoist physical arts practices Deep Adaptation Forum, 30 July 2021 VIEW HERE

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The Long Return: an essay on belonging

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This is an essay about belonging. It is also about connection, identity and shame. A version of this will appear in a new book Birds can Fly by my old school friend, the artist Paul Harfleet. What is it about … Continue reading

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Climate resilient communities – key design features

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As part of my job as a social researcher at the Scottish Government, I was asked to give a scene-setting presentation on for Architecture & Design Scotland’s public sector client forum: Designing for a Changing Climate: Climate, Health & Place. … Continue reading

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nature awareness – audio recordings

I’ve been recording mindful observations of nature in various places around Scotland – I hope you find them interesting/inspiring/relaxing.

This first one was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland ‘Sunday Morning With’ programme on Easter Sunday  – the introduction went as follows: Nadine Andrews works in the field of mindfulness & nature-based coaching, supporting people to cultivate a more harmonious relationship with nature. Now more than ever she’s feeling the importance of having a deep connection with the natural world around her. One morning this week/last week she went to her closest green space from home to explore the sights and sounds around her…

Easter Craiglockhart hill, Edinburgh, April 2020, 6am

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“Fighting” climate change: an analysis of a metaphor and its problematic entailments

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This article builds upon my previous post which was written in response to an article by the environmentalist Bill McKibben in 2016. In an upcoming post I will draw on these ideas to explain why I think the prevalence of the … Continue reading

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Climate psychology & role of emotions

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Here’s a presentation I gave at the Climate Emergency – Raising Ambition conference, in London on 14th Sept 2019, ending the talk with a short guided meditation. The event was organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of … Continue reading

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A model of climate justice as a self-regulating system

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Two years ago I developed a model for a job interview that represented climate justice as a self-regulating system. I was asked to present on the topic of “Achieving climate justice: what are the biggest challenges and how can they be … Continue reading

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Without Growth or Progress: adapting our culture to the new climate reality

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Sat 7th Sept, 12.45  – 4pm @ University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre We must do all that we can to limit our descent towards climate breakdown and ecological disaster. But we can no longer deny that this is now our direction … Continue reading

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Deep Adaptation Dialogue – Sat 15th June 1-4.30pm, Edinburgh

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DATE: Sat 15th June, 1 – 4.30pm VENUE: Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace EH1 2JL As more of us consider the possibility of societal collapse due to climate and ecological crisis, there is growing desire to gather and … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & nature connection in Edinburgh

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I’ve started running  monthly 2-hr mindfulness & nature connection sessions in Edinburgh through the Edinburgh Nature meetup group which I now co-organise. The purpose of these sessions is to cultivate our ability to notice what is happening in our inner-outer worlds, … Continue reading

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