x=Independently organised TED event
From May 2015 to February 2018, the Universal Hall hosted an amazing series of TEDxFindhorn events. On this page you can see the talks that were given at two TEDxFindhorn events held on 4th April 2017 and 2nd June 2017.
TEDxFindhorn events were independently coordinated and organised events, held under license from the TED organisation. TEDxFindhorn events generally took the form of an evening gathering with 4 inspiring speakers each holding a talk of about 20 minutes duration.
Unfortunately, the TEDxFindhorn license is not being renewed, but with a back catalogue of 33 TEDxFindhorn talks, there is a wide variety of subjects to dip into, ranging from “The Real Macbeth” to “Experiments in Communication with Morphogenetic Fields”.
Choices that can Change your LifeAre you tired, achy, exhausted? Do you go from one chronic issue to the next? Are you not really happy with your life and not quite able to really love? In this thought-provoking and entertaining talk, Caroline Myss discusses some choices you can make in your life that can help you change it for the better.
BioCaroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality, mysticism, health, energy medicine and the science of medical intuition. carolinemyss.com
Jane Duncan Rogers
How to do a Good DeathIn this moving and poignant talk, Jane relates her experience of helping her husband have a “good death”, what she learnt from the process and how it can help us all prepare for that 100% chance – the chance that we might die some day.
BioJane Duncan Rogers is a Life and Death coach, and author of Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth, and of Before I Go: Practical Questions to Ask and Answer Before You Die.
She has over 25 years experience in the psychotherapeutic field, both in training and working with individual clients, and she now runs Before I Go Solutions, a community interest company dedicated to educating individuals, groups and organisations about all end of life matters.
Dr David Reilly
Human Healing Unlocked: transforming suffering into wellbeingFrom germinating 30,000 year old seeds to the effects of Type II diabetes on the National Health Service, Dr David Reilly’s fast paced talk on how to unlock the potential of human healing is both fascinating and touching. Using the example of one of his patients, and with a moving twist at the end, David distills 40 years of academic research into an amazing story.
BioDavid Reilly trained as a physician and GP and has studied complementary medicine and mind-body medicine. He approaches medicine and human caring in ways that emphasise the innate healing capacity in people, the factors that modify the healing response, and their interaction in the therapeutic encounter and relationship – ideas adopted as the core of The Fifth Wave document exploring future health in Scotland. He is founder of the Wellness Enhancement Learning Programme ‘TheWel’ www.davidreilly.net
Four weddings and no funeralJoin Interfaith Minister Angie Alexandra as she takes a light hearted look at wedding ceremonies through the journey of her own wedding plans and ceremony choices.
BioIn 2002 Angie trained to be an Interfaith Minister, this together with her decision to settle and live in Scotland meant that she was well placed to work as a wedding celebrant. Whilst this was a happy accident to begin with, these days she cannot imagine doing anything else, and she and husband Will travel all over Scotland to help couples tie the knot in their own unique way! gettingmarriedinscotland.org
Robert Holden Ph.D.
Destination AddictionDestination Addiction is prevalent in our manic society. People who suffer from it are addicted to the idea that the future is where success is, happiness is and heaven is. Robert Holden PhD, Director of Success Intelligence, shows us how to stop chasing success and live in the present. ‘A successful life can only ever be the one you are living now,’ he says.
BioRobert has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, a PBS show called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC documentaries called The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown to over 30 million television viewers worldwide.
He is the author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence), Be Happy, Loveability, Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles and Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay.
Robert hosts a weekly show for Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! www.robertholden.com
Spiritual Activism: Donald Trump and the Second SightScottish academic Professor Alastair McIntosh grew up on the same island as Donald Trump’s mother and in this interesting talk, he shows how the history of the Scottish Clearances may have had an effect on President Trump’s upbringing and personality.
BioProfessor Alastair McIntosh works for progressive change from the standpoint of both the outer and the inner life. His work for environmental protection, social change and spiritual insight into our times has been described as ‘world-changing’, ‘life-changing’ and ‘inspirational’ by bishops, pop stars, and even politicians. The author of Soil and Soul, his most recent books are Spiritual Activism and Poacher’s Pilgrimage. www.alastairmcintosh.com
Growing up and waking: spiralling to deeper inclusionAlt-right, alt-left, Trump, Clinton, Brexit! What can make sense of the polarisation we are seeing today? This talk will look at the dynamics of human emergence and suggest the current situation may be calling a whole new way of being into the world.
BioAfter coming to Findhorn in 2003 following an early career in retail management and buying, Jonathan went on to hold a central position in the development of care farming in the UK, providing land-based opportunities to support a broad range of vulnerable people.
Realising how helpful spiral dynamics and Ken Wilber’s integral theory had been in developing himself and this project, Jonathan moved on to train in his current work as an integral coach and consultant. integralview.co.uk
Experiments in Communication with Morphogenetic FieldsFrom pioneering work at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) testing telepathic communication with astronauts in space, through personal research carried out in a potato field in the west of Sweden and recorded experiences in the renowned vegetable garden at Findhorn, Michael discusses his compelling results from intentional cooperation with the subtle realms and how they have been observed and verified.
BioMichael Lindfield is a highly regarded consultant and coach with over 45 years of international experience in helping individuals and organizations unleash the creativity of the human spirit. He has conducted seminars and presented at conferences around the world on the theme of ‘transforming self and society’. Working as a senior organization development consultant with The Boeing Company from 1989-2005, he is author of The Dance of Change: An Eco-Spiritual Approach to Transformation and numerous articles featured in psychology, education and business journals.