Working with Individuals, Groups, Communities and Professionals 

The Nourishing Lives Foundation
Personal Development, Creativity and Well-Being


Working with Individuals, Professionals and Communities 
for Personal Development, Creativity and Well-Being

Jo, founder of The NLF, has worked in a variety of settings including the following:

Home Educated her two children from tots through to teens, running regular creative workshops for local Home Education Groups

Facilitator of a variety of workshops for the general public and for community groups since 2000.

Complementary Therapist since 2001 working at festivals and in practices in Nottingham, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet and Nunney

Community Empowerment Officer for a Housing Association (2013-2015) where she helped residents put on around 200 events from coffee mornings to Mayor-attended Summer Fetes and Garden Parties

Project Worker running a 4 bed unit for vulnerable adults dealing with their addictions

Community Carer for 5 years working with people who were often housebound and vulnerable.

Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist performing as a solo artist and jointly fronting the band, Desmond's Dawn

Writer, currently working on a young adult's trilogy, a musical and a collection of illustrated flash fiction stories.

Teacher of Reiki, Creative Writing, Personal Development and Needle Felting (not all in one go!)


BA Hons in Creative Writing (2012 BSU)

Certificate in Teaching Writing (2012)

NVQ 3 in Community Development (2015)

NVQ2 in Health and Social Care (2005)

Health Kinesiology Practitioner (2001)

Touch for Health Instructor (2011)

Reiki Master (2003 and 2015)

BTEC in Anatomy and Physiology (2000)

Basic Counselling Certificate (2000)

Food and Nutrition Certificate (2009)

Mindfulness Diploma (studying 2019)

Registered Practitioner and Teacher with The Reiki Guild

Kinesiology Federation Associate Member

Based in Somerset, UK