Stephanie Mines PhD is a neuroscientist, psychologist and author of five books on the treatment of trauma and shock. Stephanie was a keynote speaker at the Conscious Medicine Conference in 2011 and has returned every year since to hold workshops. Stephanie lives in Portland, Oregon and is married to environmental attorney Robert E. Yuhnke, co-author of the US Clean Air Act. Tara-Approach.org
Graham Meltzer PhD has lived at Findhorn for 12 years. He’s been an architect, academic, professional photographer and author of 4 books about community.. His doctorate focused on cohousing, looking at the link between social cohesion and effective environmentalism. He now works in the Conference Office of the Findhorn Foundation and teaches eco-architecture and sustainability theory in the Findhorn College.
Hanna Morjan is a long-standing staff member of the FF. The seventies and eighties saw her as a political, environmental and social activist in Berlin. Hanna’s passion is to integrate celebration, ritual and spirituality through art, music and dance, with a deep commitment to live a sustainable life through restoring the Earth. Hanna co-organised and coordinated the Restore the Earth conference in 2002.
Britta Schmitz PhD has an academic background in education, science, media, psychology and sociology. She passionately believes the subject of this event is of critical importance and value for the planet and for human kind… “My dream is to have fresh air, clear water and fertile soil for every living being on this planet and I imagine this conference could be a milestone towards realising this vision.”
Robin Alfred M Phil is a trainer, executive coach, facilitator and organisational consultant. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals in a variety of settings including prisons, social work, police forces, communities, NGOs, multinationals and other corporations. Robin is a Registered Facilitator for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. findhornconsultancy.com
Dana Lynne Andersen is a multimedia artist, writer, playwright and teacher who has taught and exhibited on 3 continents. With a Masters in Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University she uses art as a catalyst for seeding evolutionary ideas, showing in venues such as the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Noetic Sciences (where she was artist in residence). awakeningartsacademy.com/
Charles Blass is a passionate writer, editor, broadcaster, group facilitator, team-builder, global networker and movement-grower. He has experience managing community and communications, media archives, partnerships and advisors. Charles specializes in language production, optimization and quality assurance; mind-mapping and related ‘think-know tools’; sound engineering; producing and programming radio festivals.
Jacqueline Debets is the Director of Public Relations for Ananda. She brings experience in a small business and healthy economy building, facilitation and team collaboration, strategic media and community engagement. She blogs about living and learning with spirit, and the magnificent energy of her son, Luc, and horse, Tru. Jacqueline lives at Ananda Village, a modern ashram community of people living yoga in daily life.
Kosha Joubert is the Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). She is an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant and has worked extensively in the fields: community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and the emergence of collective wisdom. This year, Kosha received the Dadi Janki Award: 100 Women of Spirit for engaging spirituality in life and work and for making a difference in the world.