Professor Paul Dolan is a best selling author of the book: ‘Happiness by Design’ which Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman described as ‘Bold and Original’. He is an internationally renowned expert on happiness, behaviour and public policy and conducts original research into the measurement of happiness, its causes and consequences. He is currently a Professor and Head of Department in Psychological and Behavioural Science at L.S.E.

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Dr. Guy Winch is a psychologist, author and speaker whose books have been translated into 24 languages. His most recent are: Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure and Other Everyday Hurts and How to Fix a Broken Heart which he spoke at the most recent TED annual conference about alongside speakers such as Elon Musk, Serena Williams and The Pope. His previous TED Talk ‘Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid’ has been viewed over 5 million times and is rated among the top 5 most inspiring talks of all time on TED.com.

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Dr. Dennis McKenna is an ethnopharmacologist, author and founder of Symbio Life Sciences. He has dedicated his career to the study of hallucinogens and psychedelics and is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to investigating therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brazilian Amazon and has recently completed a four year project investigating Amazonian ethnomedicines as potential treatments for cognitive disorders in schizophrenia. Dennis and his late brother Terrance McKenna are considered pioneers among plant medicine scholars.

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Oliver Burkeman is the author of the books ‘The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking’ which explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection, as well as the book: ‘HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done’. He is a writer for The Guardian and has a weekly column called ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’ where he writes about; social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness. He’s interviewed everyone from Jerry Seinfeld, Al Gore, Eckhart Tolle, 50 Cent and Malcolm Gladwell among many others.

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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. is the professor of psychology at Saybrook University. He is internationally known for his pioneering work in the scientific investigation of human consciousness, especially areas such as creativity, parapsychological phenomena and altered states of consciousness. He’s authored, co-authored, or edited 42 books. He is invited to speak all around the globe and in 2002 he received “The American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology’.

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Carl Honoré is the author of the international bestseller; ‘In Praise of Slow’ which dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their “inner tortoise” as well as the books, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘The Slow Fix’. Carl’s TED Talk has been viewed 2 and a half million times and he has been described as “The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down”.

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Lynne is an award-winning journalist and the author of 7 books, including her latest book, ‘The Power of 8’ and the 3 worldwide bestsellers ‘The Field’, ‘The Intention Experiment’ and ‘The Bond’ which are all considered seminal books of the New Science and are now translated into 30 languages. She is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne has been a featured speaker in a host of movies, including ‘What the Bleep’, ‘The Living Matrix’, ‘I Am’ and ‘The Abundance Factor’. She is also the co-founder and editor of the world’s No. 1 health magazine, ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ which is published in 14 countries worldwide.

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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is a scientist, activist and New York Times best selling author of the book ‘Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do’. He is the co-founder of a number of organisations that work to help inspire a deeper connection with nature and create inventive solutions to pressing issues. He’s also the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific papers and reports and has recently been honoured by the Fijian Prime Minister with the Champion of Change Award.

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