crazy beautiful conversations

from debating to relating

Our Crazy Beautiful Conversations workshop brings together teens and adults to learn how to reach across barriers to create the connections we need to navigate the future.

“Genuine culture is made from the dreams of youth and the visions of elders”

Michael Meade

Our society is becoming more divided with every news cycle. Yet the challenges we are facing as a global community require us to communicate, collaborate and compromise. We need to be able to see beyond the confines of what we believe we know, to reach out and bridge the chasms that have opened up between us.

At Crazy Beautiful World we are starting this work by connecting across the generations to nurture open and compassionate conversations where hot topics can be discussed without getting burnt!

give your brain a treat!

In a fun, safe and supportive environment, drawing on disciplines such as play, improvisation, neuroscience and active listening you will learn:

– the neuroscience of connection and disconnection

– how to avoid thinking in stereotypes

– the power and beauty of full attention

– how to harness our differences to create intergenerational solutions to our shared challenges

what people have said

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"We must connect the two generations - we are more powerful together. I feel more trusting of the older generation! "

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"I'm really happy that I came. I felt like this was a great place where I could express my thoughts and opinions and feel listened to. "

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"Lovely to connect and talk, discuss and think with adults, bonding through similarities, experiences and ideas. I will seek out this connection with the older generation again."

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"I really loved the community and atmosphere. I felt empowered having my voice heard and recognised as valid."

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"It was so inspiring and meaningful to experience the older and younger generations connecting more and more as the workshop progressed. Many thanks for a wonderful and thought-provoking morning."

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"This workshop allowed me to gain trust from different generations and feel safe with sharing and expressing ideas and thoughts. I felt really engaged and just felt like I wanted more time to do this. "

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"I very much enjoyed what we spoke about. It gave me the opportunity to express opinions and feel heard."

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"A very worthwhile and rare experience to share and be together, with honesty and openness, across the generations. Beautifully facilitated and really special space that is much needed in society."

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"I felt inspired and privileged to hear from young people whose intelligence and understanding was inspiring and positive. I would like to have more opportunities to engage with young people and hear what they have to say."

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"I thoroughly enjoyed today - it felt eye-opening, comforting, empowering. It felt amazing to listen to others and have my voice heard. I feel that we really connected between the generations."

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