“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Throughout history, real change has come from those who had a utopian dream; those who thought past the problems they faced to make their vision for a better world a reality. Solution seekers, not problem-proclaimers. Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, they’ve all shown what’s possible when we make time to dream of what a happier, healthier world for all would look and feel like. And how vital imagination is for sustaining our progress towards real, positive social change.
It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of injustices we find upsetting. Neuroscience teaches us that when we feel threatened, the brain defaults to automatic responses to keep us safe (the ‘fight-or-flight’ response) which shuts down opportunity for new thinking. But it also shows us that by focusing on a vision, rather than fixating on a problem, our brains start to find ways of turning these visions into reality.
“This Dream-making project taps into this insight. It’s designed to engage the creative, conscious, planning system in your brain – the prefrontal cortex – and help you consider how to join the dots and explore routes to a better future.” – Dr Charlotte Rae, neuroscientist at the University of Sussex
Use with courage and care.
Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little rented studio apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…
All profits go to help sustain and grow the Craftivist Collective’s activities to engage people in craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Win win!:)
More info on the project here
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