ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER SERIES

Meet amazing People who are involved and concerned with practices which can make the world a better place. They are sharing with you their story and their insights about how to grow ourselves, discover our life’s purpose and to become an agent for positive change. Our guests come from many fields. What ties them together is their broader view on reality, their ability to see problems from multiple perspectives and to search for solutions which are integrated and able to catalyse the necessary changes we need to survive and even thrive in the future.

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PSYCHOLOGY
SPIRITUALITY
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
HEALTH AND HEALING
ART AND MUSIC
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
SOCIETY, POLITICS, ECONOMY
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LIFE IN THIS WORLD

LIFE IN THIS WORLD

In this section of CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER we present conversations about different locations of this world and how life is going on there as opposed to the countries we personally know and have lived in. We also discuss ideas and experiments to improve our connections as human beings in this world and to create peace among the contrasting cultures and nations.

Dr. Loraine Laubscher passed early this month.  We are offering a live streamed event with friends and colleagues for bringing appreciation to who she was and what she did in her life.
Check on this page the conversations we had with her during the last year.
Im monatlichen Treffen der Frauen am virtuellen Brunnen blicken wir zurück auf die vergangenen Monate und ziehen Bilanz, was wir erfahren und gelernt haben, ebenso wie wir denken, dass es weitergehen wird.

Women and GirlS’ empowerment

Why is it so important that girls grow up with confidence in their abilities? Why are women more capable to handle life than men are, especially in countries like Kenia? The future there and that of the whole world depends on women stepping up and change the way how we are organised today – following masculine principles and power structures.

Women Empowerment in Africa

An interesting conversation with a man in Rwanda, dedicated to empowering Women and young people in pursue of the reconstruction of their society after the total breakdown in the 90ies.

Women and Feminism

An interesting conversation with a young women who is trying to figure out how to use her knowledge of Integral Theory and other wisdom paths to lead her life as a woman in this world. Feminism who fights men doesn’t seem a way to gain a happy family life. How can men and women come together in a peaceful and constructive way?

Heidi shares her experience from her life in “serial monogamy”.

Jon Freeman and Dr. Loraine Laubscher talk about the racist events in the US and the response to them, as well as to Corona. The recording is from the live event at the Integral European conference.

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Dr. Loraine Lauscher assisted Don Beck, the co-founder of “Spiral Dynamics, to end Apartheid peacefully in South Africa.

She is an expert in the levels of development by lived experience.

Jon Freeman is a scholar and writer whose work is based on Spiral Dynamics.

In the conversation they exchange their views on the pandemic in preparation for the discussion at the Integral European Conference 2020.

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Exploring Life in Africa and in the World

Hannelie Venucia was born and grew up in South Africa. She talks about her upbringing and how she gained awareness of the need for change.
Professionally she works all over the world in leadership development.

Who are we in times of Corona?

Ubuntu and Integral perspectives with Dr. Magadlela Dr. Pampallis, South African Wisdom and the need for Leeadership development-

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Anders Leben nach Corona

Joy Foley hat andere Lebensformen erprobt, von denen sie glaubt, sie würden höchst relevant für das Leben der Menschheit auf diesem Planeten nach der Corona Krise.

Zurück aufs Land?

Was können wir lernen, wenn wir temporär oder dauerhaft auf dem Land leben?

mit Monia Frühwirth und Rainer v. Leoprechting

Ubuntu and Integral

Dr Dumisani Magadlela is an Executive Coach, Coach Trainer, Leadership Facilitator and Organisational Development Strategist based in Midrand, South Africa. He uses the Ubuntu philosophy and its approaches in his coaching and leadership development work. He spoke on the connection of Ubuntu and Integral Theory on the first Integral African Conference in June 2019

Why are they so good? – Opera singers in South Africa

Richard answers questions on the opera life in South Africa

I NEED TO KNOW YOU with Kymberli Speight

It takes an act of courage to step out and actively engage with people we meet in our lives and whom we have never seen before. Talking to them when we feel that they might be open to connection is a way to learn about their stories, their lives. We will discover that they are far more interesting than we had thought, that we can learn from their experience and, after all, that we have a lot in common.

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THEY WERE LEFT BEHIND with John Taylor

John Taylor is a veteran from the Iraq war. He is now trying to raise consciousness about the fate of thousands of Iraqi (and Afghanistan) interptreters who have served the US army by taking huge risks for their lives and their families, and after the US soldiers left the country were left behind without any protetion or recognition of what they had done for the US. Only very few could enter into safety and come to the US so far. What can we do about that?

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PEACE VALLEY – A PROJECT FOR RE-CONNECTING with Joy Foley

Joy Foley is creating a bush retreat in Queensland/ Australia. Listen and watch her story and get inspired by the possibilities which her work offers to people for reconnecting with themselves, to each other and to nature.

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THEY WERE LEFT BEHIND with John Taylor

John Taylor is a veteran from the Iraq war. He is now trying to raise consciousness about the fate of thousands of Iraqi (and Afghanistan) interptreters who have served the US army by taking huge risks for their lives and their families, and after the US soldiers left the country were left behind without any protetion or recognition of what they had done for the US. Only very few could enter into safety and come to the US so far. What can we do about that?

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PEACE VALLEY – A PROJECT FOR RE-CONNECTING with Joy Foley

Joy Foley is creating a bush retreat in Queensland/ Australia. Listen and watch her story and get inspired by the possibilities which her work offers to people for reconnecting with themselves, to each other and to nature.

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CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG

Human Connection: das soziale Netzwerk der Zukunft  mit Hardy Groeneveldmit Hardy Groeneveld
VIDEOPOST, veröffentlicht für den 7.9.2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Co-Creating Europe
mit Annette Kaiser und Sonja Student
VIDEOPOST, veröffentlicht für den 31.8.2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
René de Beer, a close friend and collaborator of Rica Viljoen of Mandala Consulting loves her country, South Africa. Her dream is to keep the beauty of purple  alive, the qualities which people naturally have when they live in a close family bonding with a sense of belonging. She needs to move into the UK and will continue to work for the goal to hold dear and cherish the purple qualities in humans.
VIDEOPOST, published for October 23rd 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
Loraine Laubscher – the crucial force behind Don Beck in the peaceful ending of Apartheid in South Africa
VIDEOPOST, published for October 9th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER – THE AFRICAN DIALOGUES
Why I organised the Integral African Conference
with Paddy Pampallia
VIDEOPOST, published for September 25th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Purple is living on in the US
with Heather McDowell
VIDEOPOST, published for August 28th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
How I survived the genocide in Rwanda
with Caritas Uwizera
VIDEOPOST, published for August 24th 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
The American Dream in Africa? Africa
with Frank Magwegwe
VIDEOPOST, published for August 17th

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER VLOG
Integral and Spiral Dynamics in South Africa
with Dr.Rica Viljoen
VIDEOPOST, published for July 31st 2019

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER BLOG
What I learned in South Africa with Heidi Hornlein
VIDEOPOST, PUBLISHED ON JULY 3rd

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER BLOG
What I learned in South Africa with Heidi Hornlein
VIDEOPOST, PUBLISHED ON JULY 3rd

IN SECOND GENERATION – CLEANING OUR COLLECTIVE HISTORY

April 16th, 2019 at  9AM PT/ 6PM CEST
This month’s episode of WOMEN MATTERS gathers women from both sides, the perpetrators and the victims. Monis, Gertraud, Heidi, Hanna and Viktoria belong to the German heritage whose parents have survived the war in their own country, while Dorothy, Diane and Ruth were born in USA where their parents found shelter from the Holocaust
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CONSCIOUS AGEING, CONSCIOUS LIVING, CONSCIOUS DYING
March 13th at 7pm UTC+1
CREATIVE AGEING
Getting older in creative ways: a conversation with the social worker and therapist Dorothy Stern Kucha
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CONSCIOUS AGEING
February 20th, 2019 at 7pm UTC+1
STORIES FROM PAST LIVES
VIktoria is a social anthropologist, hypnotherapist and writer. She began her career as lawyer, but a series of awakening experiences prompted her to rethink everything she knew about the nature of consciousness and study again.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USA AND AUSTRALIA?
CHRISTINE DOAN – Recorded in October 2018
Christine is an integralist based in Australia for many years and originally from America. Here we talk about her experience in Australia and at the European Integral Conference 2018 in Hungary where she gave a workshop to the same topic. What did Hungary teach her?
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THE MYSTERY OF GROUP CO-CREATION
CHRISTINE DOAN
Christine is an integralist based in Australia for many years and originally from America.In this post we talk about how to change the world – by creating small groups of co-creation which work with different parameters than usual, inspired by integral practices
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