I took my daughter to see Jo around a year ago, we have been working with her monthly during this time, from the initial consultation Jo took the time to talk to my daughter directly to ensure they established a good relationship and listen to her working through our concerns. She explained the process to her so she understood what we were doing and why, then showed her the retained reflexes explaining them as she did, as the months passed and we re checked our progress the difference in the reflexes was staggering. I gave my daughter the option to stop on many an occasion but she expressed that she had felt a difference and wanted to continue, she looks forward to our appointments and has developed her own rapport with Jo. I have recommend Jo to numerous people already for a variety of concerns from insomnia, anxiety, and general behaviour.
A good friend recommended Jo to us after a variety of struggles with my daughter over a period of a few years, including significant anxiety, issues retaining information, struggles with relationships, changes to routines and day to day life. From our first point of contact Jo has been amazing. When I first spoke to her asking if she thought she could help, she was so helpful and understanding and I put the phone down feeling so much better just knowing there was hope, someone understood and there may be a way forward. The first appointment was certainly enlightening and very interesting. My daughter warmed to Jo instantly and very much looks forward to her appointments. The exercises, advice and help Jo has given us for our daughter has been unexpectedly life changing which was not expected. I have to confess, although we were keen and wanted Jo to help, there was a little part of me that felt sceptical but the proof is most definitely in the pudding! Jo’s careful assessment at the start of the course and her ongoing reviews have made the therapy individual to my daughter, meaning changes in our life and my daughter’s behaviour and study can be taken into account when considering the continuation of therapy. I have to confess there have been a few occasions when I have sat and wondered how on earth this can be making a difference but it does! I would highly recommend Jo to other parents… I had never heard of retained reflexes until my friend put me in touch with Jo but it makes so much sense when Jo explains it. Seeing the difference in my daughter and the improvement in the way she copes and manages in life is really quite extraordinary.
My eldest son is dyslexic and can be very emotional. He has been seeing Jo for around a year and her therapies have had a significant impact on his behaviours. Prior to seeing Jo he had done Vision Therapy and endless Occupational Therapy with little success and I feel that Jo’s therapies are slowly, but surely, fixing the underlying problems these more ‘conventional’ treatments have failed to address. His emotional control is improving, his resilience, while still variable, has improved, his eye tracking is now great and he can now hold a pencil correctly – something the OT and school had given up on. Most extraordinarily of all, he no longer feels the need to fidget or move constantly which we had always been a feature of his waking hours. In short it feels as though he has matured about three years in the space of one – and I am hopeful that there are more improvements to come as we continue to work through the various treatments I am not naturally drawn to ‘alternative’ therapies but I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jo to anyone who feels that their child is not thriving or ‘fitting in’ as well as they could – she has a great way with children and, while I don’t pretend to understand the details of what she is doing, the results are unarguable!
Jo is very knowledgeable and supportive with my son who's 8 years old. He engaged with her straight away and enjoyed his first meeting with her and she made it fun. He struggled with his confident and being able to deal with certain situations at school. We saw significant changes of his maturity and emotions after using Jo's techniques over 6 weeks. Resulting with great feed back from his teacher and a much happier child. He has also noticed how different he feels and always looks forward to meeting her on the next appointment. I would highly recommend.
Jo has been working with our family for a while now. The difference is incredible! My son can sit in class and is able to concentrate more and manage his own fur balls as we call it. Another family member's depression is much more manageable and calmer. It has made a huge difference to our lives. Jo is very professional, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She injects humor into dark times, which helps you see light in times of struggle. She always responds to emails and texts. We would do without her.
Jo was introduced to me when my daughter who was then a teenager had some symptoms that my osteopath spotted during a treatment. Jo was so helpful in explaining what she was looking for - the likely causes and or triggers for what she was experiencing- and it unlocked both physical and emotional healing. The skills that followed over the next 5 years from that initial work and the curiosity to keep learning about how her body works has been monumental for my daughter to better understand her physical symptoms and how they connect to some of her ability to influence her physical, emotional and mental well-being.