Title Project Type Project Phase Location Project Duration
Dragon Dreaming Intensive Collaborative Workshop Doing Fremantle PCYC - WA - Australia 4 Days: 5 - 8 April 2018


Project Tutors

John Croft – Australia   &   Lizandra Barbuto – Brazil

JOHN CROFT is an international trainer and consultant, who, for 40 years, has worked in the field of ecologically sustainable community education and community economic development, in London, in Paris with UNESCO, in Geneva with the ILO, and in Africa, Indonesia, in Papua New Guinea with the World Bank, and in Australia with governments, universities and a wide range of community non-government organizations.  John has also worked around the world, speaking at conferences, and running workshops and training programs in Universities business and community organizations.  He is co-founder of the Australian Association for Sustainable Communities, the Gaia Foundation of Australia.  John is co-developer of the internationally recognised Dragon Dreaming methods of consensual participatory strategic planning for community-based projects and organizations that is now used in more than 47* countries around the world in many different projects, settings and contexts.

LIZANDRA BARBUTO is a Brazilian international trainer and Dragon Dreamer, an expert in Neuroscience, Human Development and Integral Sustainability, and in Integrative Psychotherapy.  Since 2006, Lizandra has been a professional researcher and personal practitioner in the use of spontaneous movement and theatre.  Her approach to meditation and connection with Nature is a practice that supports the search for identity and awareness through the emotions, through mental and body awareness, toward authentic presence and freedom.  She is a researcher of collective wisdom, who is currently completing Master´s Degree in Science through Gaia University.  Lizandra has worked in Africa, South America, Australia, China, Europe and Russia.  She believes that life is a gift and we can enjoy this gift in the best possible way by taking care of ourselves and our world.  She says that this is only possible when we become aware of ourselves and our true place in the world.

John and Lizandra have worked closely together on many different sustainable projects and in personal development approaches around the world since 2012.  They are developing new perspectives of Dragon Dreaming; in Education and Learning, in Overcoming Blockages, in Authentic Celebration and in Effective Communication for individuals, community organisations, business enterprises, political activists and non government organisations that share the Dragon Dreaming principles.

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Project Description

Dragon Dreaming is a project creation and realisation method that offers powerful tools for collaborative creation.  At the same time, it is an organic, Living Systems model that empowers us to generate many answers from the perspective of how to organically create a successful project.  It is, simultaneously, a point of view giving insights about life itself – how we can actually be “fully alive”, and so it could also be called a philosophy.  Drawing upon Experiential Deep Ecology, Aboriginal/Indigenous wisdom, quantum physics, neurology and Living Systems Theory, we will see how these all these different aspects are organised interdependently within Dragon Dreaming.

Foundational Principles for this integrated vision of method, model and philosophy of Dragon Dreaming and the successful projects that result from its application include:

  •    Personal growth: a commitment to the healing and empowerment of all participants,
  •    Community Building: the strengthening and resilience of the communities of which we are a part, and
  •    Service to the Earth: working for the repair, regeneration, well being and flourishing of life itself.


Socially, economically, politically, ecologically, technologically, educationally and culturally, we are in the midst of a huge, worldwide, interconnected crisis, and currently, many individuals and communities around the world are each trying to find solutions to these challenges in these different fields in their own ways.  The Dragon Dreaming approach offers us the possibility of a new, fully integrated paradigm that simultaneously takes care of ourselves, individually and collectively, and takes care of the planet which we share.  To build a better world it is necessary to discover how to practice a new Win-Win-Win culture in a way that is applicable in everyday life.  We do this by creating and implementing successful projects at many different scales and contexts. With 8500 projects in 52 countries, Dragon Dreaming offers a proven and inspiring way to create successful projects through which each of us can move beyond our dreams and make a real difference in our world.

In this workshop, we will successfully create collective projects in order to learn the Dragon Dreaming method and put its holistic philosophy into practice.

The Course Program will cover both the theory and practice of Dragon Dreaming, enabling us to discover a simple, easily applied method that liberates our collective creativity through opening our sensory awareness and perception, while re-inhabiting our body and feelings in ways that collectively support our personal development, community transformation and planetary healing.

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