- thomas [dot] bruhn [at] rifs-potsdam [dot] de
- Fear and trust in UN climate policy at UNFCCC COP27
- Confronting fears - Strengthening trust
- Mindfulness as a Pathway to Greater Climate-Sensitivity
- On the culture of untapped potential
- Mental Dispositions and Sustainability: An Interview with Gerald Hüther
- The Dependence of Sustainability on the Degree of Fear and Aspiration: Q&A with David Mitchell
Dr Thomas Bruhn is a physicist who is leading the transdisciplinary research group "transformative spaces and mindsets" at RIFS Potsdam. His research focuses on the question how the cultivation of mental qualities like mindfulness and compassion plays a role in sustainability-related transformation. He is also a trained facilitator in various group formats and expert on collective learning and co-creativity, e.g., in the context of the UNFCCC climate conferences. In order to deepen these competencies he has been joining training programs on psycho-dynamic consulting and systemic leadership since 2019. Upon request he is offering his expertise as support for groups of decision-makers for dealing with complex challenges in an appreciative communication culture. Occasionally, he is also leading trainings or coaching processes for individuals or groups that want to further develop their capacities and self-efficacy as change agents for sustainability. Before joining RIFS, Thomas did research on semiconductor nanomaterials in Berlin, Rome, and Marseille. He is a member of the board of directors to the German Association to the Club of Rome and a member of the German Association of Scientists (VDW).