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12 simple steps to mindfulness, with Emeritus Reader and cognitive hypnotherapist Dr Bill Sheate

Dr William (Bill) Sheate is an Emeritus Reader in the Centre for Environmental Policy. He lectured and published in environmental impact assessment for over 40 years, before transitioning into therapy. He is now a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, specialising in anxiety and stress, particularly in higher education as well as in eco-anxiety. 

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2024) and Dr William Sheate – our ‘resident’ therapist – suggests these 12 simple steps to mindfulness.  Mastering mindfulness is a key technique in helping to reduce anxiety but is surprisingly simple to do, if you understand these basic principles.

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A just transition with decent living standards for all

PhD student Jarmo Kikstra from the Centre for Environmental Policy reflects on the challenges of defining a just transition away from fossil fuels. His research as part of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP at the Grantham Institute helps quantify elements of climate justice.

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Baboons and pitfall traps: Capacity-building in the Kibale Forest

Dr Tilly Collins, from Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy, and her 16-year-old son – Douglas – spent a month this summer in the Kibale Forest of Western Uganda. Dr Collins was part of a Tropical Biology Association (TBA) team, which ran skill and capacity-building field courses to train future conservation leaders, bringing together graduate students from the host continent and the rest of the world.

In this post, Dr Collins writes a weekly log of her adventures!

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Conservation aflame

Abigail Croker is a PhD Student in the Centre for Environmental Policy, funded by the SSCP DTP, Grantham Institute, and affiliated with the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society. In this post, she tells us about the challenges the world faces when tackling wildfires in the era of climate change. Her fieldwork in the Tsavo Conservation Area in Kenya tells us that we need to look beyond the Global North for fire management practices.

Abigail visiting the UNESCO world heritage site, Kit-Mikayi, a unique cultural and religious site of the Luo people.

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