Our Story

About Jo

 

HEALTHCARE BACKGROUND

Jo has been working in healthcare for 35 years. She is a hospital and university trained registered nurse, university trained human services counsellor and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is currently undertaking postgraduate research in health and mindfulness for healthcare professionals.

 

QUALITY

Jo has qualifications and professional training in counselling (GradDip Couns), Mental Health First Aid (Certified Instructor) and mindfulness (MBSR and MBCT) and is currently studying her Masters of Counselling. She has spent the last ten years gaining qualifications both in Australia and internationally with: The Centre for Mindfulness at The University of Massachusetts Medical School; The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University (UK); Mindful Practice, University of Rochester Medical Centre; and The Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia, Mental health First Aid Australia and Swinburne University. Jo has trained in Hatha, Yin and Iyengar yoga and has participated in mindfulness, meditation and yoga workshops with both senior and international teachers including: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Dr Ron Epstein, Dr Mick Krasner, Timothea Goddard, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Gilbert, Alan Wallace, Donna Farhi, Peter Scott, Sarah Powers and many more teachers that she gratefully acknowledges for their craft, guidance and knowledge.

 

Treat Organisational-Care offers LIVE (in-person or Zoom) sessions at work that are tailored to assist staff, teams and executives to re-calibrate, re-energise, and re-engage during their busy and challenging work days.

 

Treat Self-Care is an online learning platform for individuals looking to integrate guided mindfulness, well-being and meditation into their lives at home.

 

Our Treat Yourself products enhance the overall sensory experience of our individual and organisational programs and can be added to your overall Treat practice.

 

Jo’s relaxed and practical approach enables participants to learn how to find important moments of self-awareness, calm, and clarity. This helps them navigate work and life’s many stressors and support their own health, relationships and well-being.

 

The education, content and practices provided during sessions are 100% evidence based and include:

 

  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Emotional regulation skills
  • Health education
  • Self-care
  • Fatigue management
  • Self-compassion
  • Body awareness and movement
  • Relaxation
  • Stress reduction approaches

 

Treat, noun: “an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure”

The Treat program and app was born from Jo’s experience of working as a nurse in a busy hospital and her colleagues requests to share her meditations and practices to reduce their own stress and suffering.

Meet the Crew

Founder and Director

Jo Gibbs spent her early years growing up in Canberra and Darwin. At 17 she flew the coop for adventures in Sydney, Adelaide, Vancouver, Brisbane and Byron Bay. She was a travelling gypsy until settling in Melbourne with her family 10 years ago.

 

Jo originally trained and worked as a registered nurse. She then ventured into the corporate world as a skincare and wellness training manager and hospital medical account manager. She now spends her time and skills designing bespoke wellbeing programs and sessions to support busy humans at work and home.

 

Jo studied mindfulness both in Australia (MBSR) and the UK (MBCT), and as a forever uni student is currently studying a Master of Counselling. Jo has trained in the art of yoga, aromatherapy, reflexology and beauty therapy. She loves swimming in the bay, spending time in her aromatic garden and drinking champagne.

 

She is a devoted mother of three teenage girls and 4 rescue cats and dogs.

 

Jo Gibbs

Business Leader Consultant

Dr Ashlee J. Linck is a sassy Yank turned Aussie known to appear by day as an academic or sales/marketing professional. Ashlee has a Doctorate and Masters degree in Management with specialised knowledge in organisational psychology, healthcare and consulting services. Her pet passions include leadership theory, creating strong followers, birth order, open water swimming at dawn and karaoke.

Dr Ashlee J. Linck

Creative Consultant

Ella is a law and arts uni student. She speaks French and reads prolifically. She is also a keen runner who is on the lookout for stray animals to bring home to her ever-growing residential zoo. Ella appreciates beautiful spaces and stylish accessories but remains a true hippie from Byron at heart.

Ella

Treat Mascot/Head of Security/OHS Officer

Spotty was born in Byron Bay and was adopted by her family after being abandoned by gypsies rolling through Lennox Head. Despite her humble beginnings, she has developed a love for plush bedding, soft furnishings and organic chicken wings. She attends every virtual Treat session, and is Jo’s greatest supporter.

Spotty

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