Shaun Chamberlin on Dark Mountain, grief, despair and Dark Optimism

Excerpt from a longer video interview conducted by Rhonda Fabian at the start of the New Story Summit in Findhorn, Scotland, Sept 2014.

Full interview available at:

Transcript of this excerpt originally published in the Kosmos Journal, December 2014, as
“Shaun Chamberlin on ‘Dark Optimism’ and the power of grief”:

Interview on grief, Dark Optimism, aliveness and activism

The themes were developed further in his Winter 2016 piece for Kosmos,
“Confessions of a Hypocrite: Utopia in the Age of Ecocide”:

Confessions of a Hypocrite: Utopia in the Age of Ecocide

The New Story Summit ran 27 September – 3 October 2014 :

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EFT to Overcome Overwhelm and Despair
Hi Everyone:

As you talk to your friends, you realize that a lot of people are going through a lot of difficulties in life, some of them have lost their jobs, others are very sick or have trouble with their relationships. What about you? How are you feeling? Are you also stuck in the energy of desperation, overwhelm and despair? Is it possible for you to change and feel better?

If you are reading this article, you are probably already familiar with EFT and are aware that EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, created by Gary Craig, is very effective in clearing emotional pain, limiting beliefs, the distress of traumatic events and a lot more issues.

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