Being the Change…
I have been committed to my own psychological, emotional and spiritual development over the past 20 years, and this, combined with the rigours of academic research ensures that I bring the qualities necessary to enable your personal development and therapeutic journey. To ensure success it is essential that I embody integrity and mindfulness, as this will allow us to enter into an authentic and purposeful professional relationship together. To this relationship I bring a wealth of experience and expertise.
Since 1998 I have studied a wide variety of creative, psychological and spiritual processes, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence and mind-body integration. I have an HE Diploma in Home Economics (1981), a first class BA (Hons) in Photography (2003), an MA in Creative Practice (2006) and in 2012 I gained my PhD in Religious Studies from Lancaster University with research into the applications and effects of mindfulness meditation on wellbeing.
I have trained at the Psychosynthesis Institute in London as a Leadership Coach, and offer a holistic approach to coaching. I am a trained PSYCH-K® Facilitator at the Basic, Advanced and Master levels, and offer a wide range of simple life-changing ‘Balances’ to change limiting beliefs at the subconscious level. In addition, I am an Ordained member of the plum Village Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and work on a voluntary basis to facilitate mindfulness as a spiritual practice in this tradition too.
My commitment to both academic and experiential exploration and training, has resulted in a unique blend of skills and an insightful understanding of the human ‘condition’. It has enabled me to connect in a meaningful way with people from all walks of life in order to enable their personal development including the homeless, prisoners, teachers, senior police officers, senior executives, psychotherapists, executive coaches, students and medical doctors. I have also featured in a number of radio programmes including The Slow Coach, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013 and 2014.
I currently work with private clients in person or via phone and online.
The first half of my professional life was spent in an entrepreneurial role – initially as a partner and director in a successful events management company and later as restaurateur and the sole proprietor of a contemporary, Michelin-listed brasserie. My role in both instances was pivotal to the creation of material ‘success’ and gave me a solid grounding in the world of commerce and leadership, but my health and wellbeing suffered and it was this, that lead me to engage in a deep process of intellectual and emotional development.
Jan Goss, Dip. HE, BA (Hons), MA, PhD
“Dr Jan Goss is an amazingly knowledgeable woman with an ability to instill calm in all around her…she is able to do this as a result of her obvious devotion, complete application, and absolute belief in mindfulness”
Dr Judith Poole, Senior Manager
“Jan is a very skilful practitioner in mindfulness. Her work is informed by a deep practical understanding, and extensive academic research in this field”
Dr Sally Watson, Director of Executive Education, Lancaster University