Jo is dedicated to inspiring health, well-being and vitality so that every being can live their brightest and fullest potential. Life can, at times, get very busy and overwhelming, but what if we breathe into the moment and find the peace within? What if we align more fully in the present, releasing and integrating the past? Jo has run a private therapeutic practice for 15 years based in the New Forest, Hampshire. Havening is the latest addition to her skills, which include physiotherapy, yoga and meditation, massage and aromatherapy, women’s wisdom and mentoring, womb healing and women’s circles.
These are all practices that have enhanced her own life, bringing greater stillness and peace of heart and mind which are fundamental to her work. Jo offers a client-centred integrative approach and draws on her unique combination of skills, allowing sessions to unfold as a co-creation with the individual. Release, realignment and integration along with self-compassion, self-empowerment and accessing inner resources are the basis of many sessions. Jo has helped individuals to feel safer in their body and more connected to the earth, to feel more empowered to live in balance with natural rhythms and cycles and the associated transitions.
Jo builds on a foundation of 20 years as a physiotherapist, during which time she worked for the NHS. With huge diversity of cases, including patients with severe injury and illness, from A&E and intensive care to rehabilitation and recovery, her experience handling the more acute or complex cases means she is especially able to support clients that might be in a more vulnerable state, building the necessary trust and connection to allow their journey towards resolution.
Over the years, Jo’s interest in personal and collective trauma has grown deeper and, through attending online lectures and conferences, it became evident that Havening could be the most complementary and versatile technique to include in her practice. After experiencing Havening herself and realising how profound and the quick changes could be, Jo went on to train as a practitioner. Integrating these techniques seamlessly into her sessions, both online and in person, it offers the possibility of de-linking and re-framing past trauma or adverse circumstances as well as building greater resilience, strength and resourcefulness for her clients.
The sacredness of the everyday human life journey inspired the name of her business “Sacred Journeys”. Releasing the past to align more fully in the present has become even more possible.
Jo guides clients in a calm, present, grounded and non-judgemental way that allows a sense of deepening peace and lightness. As inspiration and enthusiasm naturally radiate, they help encourage the bright vibrant essence within others too. With feedback from clients such as 'I feel liberated! I don't know if I've every felt so happy and grounded in myself and my space before' and others reporting reduced fear, profound stillness, greater peace and clarity, reduced anxiety, ease of movement in the body, greater hope and inspiration, improving relational communication, emerging confidence, ability to smile more readily and greater calmness of emotions Jo is even more inspired.