BHSc (Naturopathy), GradDip (Arts Psychotherapy), Certified Meditation Facilitator & Reiki Master, MNHAA
Jo has worked in the wellness industry since 1997, starting out as a Reiki practitioner then adding to her professional qualifications in both the UK and Australia. These included a Diploma of Massage (UK), Certificate IV Aromatherapy (AUS), Professional Meditation Facilitators Certification (AUS), Diploma of Kinesiology (AUS), Reiki Master Teacher certification (AUS), and more. In 2011 she completed a BHSc (Naturopathy) from Australia’s oldest naturopathic school, the Southern School of Natural Therapies, graduating as DUX with the Most Outstanding Graduating Student award and the Excellence in Naturopathy award. Since this time she has been a full professional and practicing member of the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia.
During consultations, Jo draws upon her training in botanical (herbal), nutritional and energetic medicine, coupled with mind-body skills training. Using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment model, Jo collaborates with clients to develop personalised, achievable solutions to optimise energy levels, and reduce the physical, mental and emotional impact of everyday stressors, 'busy-ness’, or illness, leading to improved health and wellbeing.
A specific interest of Jo’s is cellular bioenergetics and the mind-body connection. As such, how people create, hold and use their energy, along with the impact of mental health on their overall wellbeing lies at the heart of her clinical practice. With due respect given to traditional medicine systems, Jo also incorporates contemporary functional and lifestyle medicine including the use of functional laboratory testing if required.
An additional feature is Jo’s training in Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) using the Vitality, Longevity & Healthy Ageing (VLA) model - a method that can give insight into a client’s body composition and other health parameters when required.
Jo strives to follow her own advice and is therefore mindful of how she eats, moves, thinks and interacts with her environment. She is an everyday yogini, regularly hikes in nature, uses food as medicine, and practises mindful living.
Her personal paradigm is one that acknowledges that both herself and others are an integrated whole of body-mind-spirit-environment therefore approaches all aspects of her work and life accordingly.