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An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent

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9 Nov 2005

Ecological Collapse, Trauma Theory and Permaculture

Lisa Rayner’s article on permaculture and trauma therapy is well worth a read.

It highlights some very interesting comparisons between the development of trauma theory to treat people with deep trauma, such as post traumatic stress disorder, and permaculture as a tool for dealing with the trauma of peak oil. The whole question of how to help people through what for some people will be deeply traumatic changes in the way our world works is a very important area that I am exploring as part of the research I am doing. I am in dialogue with a number of people with interesting things to say on the matter, and I will share insights from that whenever possible. This article raises some interesting questions for deeper exploration.

Categories: Peak Oil, Permaculture