Jo-Ann Svensson is a BodyMind Therapist, Writer and the founder of The Creative Living Workshops.
Since opening her practice in 2000, Jo-Ann has committed herself to helping others find an inner sense of trust and safety, treasures which help us live life to the fullest. She has worked with diverse populations including street-entrenched men and women, and initiated a government contract for energy practitioners working with people in early recovery from substance abuse. Currently she works out of her home in West Vancouver and at Anam Cara Farm and Learning Centre in Abbotsford, BC. She also volunteers at the North Shore Women's Centre's Wellness Program.
Jo-Ann is a published writer, avid hiker and adventurous explorer of life’s magic. As a writer she speaks her truth about life transitions, loss and relationships—a mode of communication that has helped her grow as both a therapist and teacher. It is her passion to respond to life with humour and an open heart. When not working you will find her in the forest apprenticing with the trees and the stones: learning about the art of life through stillness.
Certifications and Trainings
Certified ARC Teacher, 2007
ARC Leadership Certificate, 2006
Healing Touch, Level 2b, 2001
Reiki, Level 2, 2001
Certified ARC Health Practitioner, 2000
Reflexology Certificate, 2000
Loving Presence (Introduction), 1999
Peer Defusing Workshop (5 days), Justice Institute, 1998
Addiction Counseling Strategies Certificate, 1995