Josie Coco is an experienced mentor, Gestalt Psychotherapist and relational life coach for anyone wishing to live and work well. She will explore the obstacles that limit your ability to live life fully, always at your pace.
How your life is impacted now in the aftermath of life experiences and adverse experiences repeated over time in childhood or adulthood, is a key area of interest for Josie.
Her work is trauma informed. Josie is a therapist who understands the body's responses to stress, and how to support her clients to recalibrate their nervous system, which in turn supports all body systems, for more ease and overall wellness and success in life.
Josie's first career was as a clinical midwife, and progressed to hold a number of positions in team management, and HR in the health services. Her interest then turned to the commercial world where she founded and successfully operated 2 successful SMEs, an importing and distribution business of office automation, and a childcare franchise.
In 2010 Josie returned to her first love in relational work with people. She trained and worked in the field of Energy Psychology with an interest in how our body stores memories and how these memories inform our actions and reactions. This is now called EMDR.
In 2020 she qualified with a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy to further this work. In 2021 Josie is completing a Grad Certificate in HR Management so that she is able to bring both her passions together to support people in their work environments as well as in their life outside of work.
"We want to feel that we belong in our families, our workplaces and our communities.
We want to be engaged and supported in meaningful activities which may include our work and our recreational time.
Too often we find ourselves disconnected and isolated. Yet we know we are wired for good relationships.
We can become whole and joyfully alive.
Our work together is a life-changing, life-affirming experience."
- Josie Coco
Josie has a deep understanding of how our mind, body, the body's energies and emotions influence each other. Gleaned through study, curious enquiry, investigation of meditative practices and personal experiences, this knowledge enables Josie to practice with wisdom in an wholistic manner.
As well as focussing her work on one-on-one client care as she builds her practice, Josie is available to facilitate group and relational intelligence coaching both in the community and in organisations.
For those who are committed to thriving in their work and in life, Josie offers a a facilitated programme called Radically Real Conversations. Applicable to all areas of life where relationships matter.
Josie's life experiences and her career and business endeavours informed her of the demands of business and career, and the personal challenges of meeting our aspirations, our goals and our needs. She brings the wisdom of experience to her work.
Coco, J. (2020). Managing fear in difficult times. Thrive Global online magazine.
Coco, J. (2020). Your happy place is a great launch pad for building resilience. Thrive Global online magazine.
Coco, J. (2020). Harness the power of imagination to build family resilience. Medium online magazine.
Coco, J. (2019). Women starting over in midlife. Thrive Global online magazine.
Coco, J. (2012). Commit to feel good; Your health, wealth and happiness depend on it. Bloomington, USA. Balboa Press.
Graduate Certificate HR Management & HR Development - currently studying
Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner - The BodyTalk System