Mary Atkinson is a qualified holistic massage, Indian head massage, reflexology and aromatherapy practitioner. She is also an instructor for the Massage in Schools Programme and runs her own complementary therapy clinic and training school. Mary has been a health and fitness writer for numerous UK magazines and is the author of over 15 books including The Art of Indian Head Massage and Head and Foot Massage.
EFT Masters Sue Beer and Emma Roberts explain the principles of tapping, and present step-by-step tapping sequences to follow. Each chapter deals with a different issue and offers tapping sequences specific to that need, which are fully illustrated with clear photographs and explanations.
Eilean Bentley is trained in shiatsu, reiki and acupressure. She teaches in adult education centres and treats patients in the detox unit of a National Health Service hospital. Eilean is author of the best-selling The Essential Massage Book and A Gaia Busy Person's Guide: Indian Head Massage.
Christopher Clouder is Head of Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, UK and Ireland and Director of the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education. He is also co-founder and facilitator of the Alliance for Childhood.
Dr Patrizia Collard is a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, stress management consultant and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of East London. Her books include Journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies, Awakening the Compassionate Mind (2014), and The Little Book of Mindfulness. Dr Collard's wide range of approaches and methodologies include mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy, core energy management, existential therapy, drama therapy, yoga and meditation, relaxation and self-hypnosis.
Paul Devereux is a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (USA), the Scientific & Medical Network, and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (USA). He is a research fellow for the Princeton-based International Consciousness Research Laboratories Group and is co-founder and editor of the journal, Time and Mind. He has produced documentaries for Channel 4's Equinox and Secrets of the Dead, and his books include The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Earth Mysteries, The Sacred Place and Symbolic Landscapes.Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Robert A Emmons, PhD is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught since 1988.He received his PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of nearly 200 original publications in peer-reviewed journals or chapters and has written or edited five books, including The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton-Mifflin) and Gratitude Works! A Twenty-One Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity (Jossey-Bass).A leader in the positive psychology movement, Dr Emmons is founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.He is Past-President of the American Psychological Association's Division 36, The Psychology of Religion. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and thankfulness in both adults and youth, and how they are related to human flourishing. His interests also include the psychology and spirituality of joy and grace as they relate to human flourishing.Dr Emmons has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the John M Templeton Foundation, and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation. His research has been featured in dozens of popular media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Time, NPR, PBS, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ann Gillanders is a world-renowned reflexologist and author of the best-selling Reflexology: A step-by-step guide, The Family Guide to Reflexology and Reflexology for Back Pain. Ann is principal of the British School of Reflexology, editor of Healing Points magazine, and is well known for her lectures and broadcasts on reflexology. She has taught and trained therapists in reflexology for over 25 years.
Alan Herdman is a world-renowned Pilates expert. He has established Pilates exercise studios in several countries, including opening the first Pilates studio in London in 1970. Three of his books, Pilates: Creating the Body You Want, The Busy Person's Guide to Pilates and Pilates Plus are published by Gaia Books.
Jonathan Hilton is a freelance writer and editor with a wide experience of environmental and complementary health subjects. Over the past 15 years, Jonathan has contributed to or edited around 20 specialist books on subjects including reflexology, yoga, tai chi, colour healing, allergen-free living and constructing and furnishing environmentally low-impact homes and offices. His most recent work is the Gaia book Wild Food.
Joanna Hoare has been a practicing aromatherapist for over 20 years. She joined the IFA (International Federation of Aromatherapists) at their inauguration in 1985 and was elected Chair in 2004. Currently she examines for the IFA and travels the world, in particular the Far East, lecturing and teaching on aromatherapy.
Tanmaya Honervogt is a Reiki Master-Teacher, with a direct lineage to the Reiki source. She has been working with Reiki healing and meditation since 1983. She regularly holds training sessions in traditional Usui Reiki in Europe, Japan and the USA. Previous titles: Reiki, Healing and Harmony Through the Hands, Inner Reiki, A Gaia Busy Person's Guide: Reiki, and Reiki for Emotional Healing.
Matilda Lee is a features writer for The Ecologist. In association with the British Fashion Council she researches and writes ethical clothing guides for London Fashion week. She is a contributing author to A Slice of Organic Life edited by Sheherazade Goldsmith. Location: London, UK.
George Marshall is Director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network and has over 17 years' experience in research and campaigning for environmental organisations. He has worked as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation, and as a policy consultant to the German and Papua New Guinean governments. He has authored fifteen major reports and won nine awards for his video documentary work.
Donnachadh McCarthy is an environmental auditor for small and medium-sized businesses and organizations and a green lifestyle coach. He appears frequently on radio and TV, having appeared on both the BBC's 'It's Not Easy Being Green' program and ITV's 'How Green is Your House'. His first book Saving the Planet Without Costing the Earth was published in 2004. His two-up, two-down terrace house in Peckham, south London has solar heating, photovoltaic electricity, a catalytic converter gas fire and a rain harvester and windmill.
Linda McDonald-Brown is a highly experienced pig keeper and runs her own company producing pig arcs. She keeps and farrows a wide range of traditional and rare breeds as well as teaching one-day courses on how to get started with pigs.
Dawn Mellowship is an author, freelance journalist, ethical stylist, and web designer. She was features editor of the women's lifestyle magazine Tonic. Her writing has appeared in New Consumer The Daily Mail and Natural Health Magazine. This is her fourth book.
Patricia Mercier trained as a yoga teacher many years ago with specific emphasis on making yoga accessible to the Western mind, creating a bridge to traditional teachings. She is a fellow of Hygeia College of Colour, a qualified holistic healer using various energy techniques and has written extensively on these subjects. She is author of The Chakra Bible, The Chakra Experience, Chakras and four books about Mayan teachings from Central America. She has been upon a visionary path since initiations with esoteric teachers and shamans.
Judith H. Morrison
Judith Morrison graduated in psychology before studying at The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, USA in 1990/1991. She moved to the UK and promoted ayurveda, bringing internationally acclaimed ayurvedic physicians to teach in the UK. Now the focus of her work is the application of ayurvedic lifestyle principles in everyday western life.
Janni Nicol is the Early Childhood Representative of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, early childhood consultant, puppeteer and storyteller. Along with Christopher Clouder she wrote Creative Play for your Baby for Gaia. Location: Cambridge