Health and Wellness

Healing Through Creativity

Desiree Cox MD Ph.D.

Healing Through Creativity – Imagining the Future of Being Human – Part 1 -Lost in Translation

This run up to 2012 marks a significant period in this ‘Change of Age’. Andrew Lyon from the International Future’s Forum is this week’s Healing Through Creativity, guest with host Dr. Desiree Cox in a series of conversations and explorations imagining the future of ‘human beings’ as a species in this ‘Change of Age.’

The International Futures Forum (IFF) is a non-profit organisation established to support a transformative response to complex and confounding challenges and to develop the capacity for effective action in today’s powerful times. The IFF is developing a body of ideas and philosophy about how to make sense of today’s complex world.

The IFF shares that thinking widely as a contribution to the global intellectual commons. The organisation holds events to exchange ideas and experience, and members of IFF’s international clan meet in plenary session as often as possible. Andrew Lyon is a convener at the IFF.

Lyon studied Sociology and Economics at Edinburgh University. After completing his PhD, he led a community oriented health programme at Polaroid UK Ltd, before moving to Glasgow to lead the Healthy Cities Programme. He has also worked for the WHO in Bangladesh and Europe. With Forward Scotland, he lead on a Scottish approach to Sustainable Development from 1996- 2001. Now with the International Futures Forum, he leads on programmes designed to restore effectiveness in times of rapid change.

Cox and Lyon begin a powerful and inspiring conversational journey exploring how we can imagine a new future of being ‘whole’ as individuals and at a species level.

Find out more about the International Futures Forum and you can also find more about Dr Desiree Cox on her website