Jo is a hospital and university trained registered nurse with a background in surgical nursing, medical sales and training, research and corporate sales and training. She is currently undertaking post graduate research in health and mindfulness for healthcare professionals and post graduate study in human services counselling and psychotherapy.
Jo has qualifications and professional training in mindfulness (MBSR and MBCT), meditation and counselling, both in Australia and internationally with facilitators from: 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 and Swinburn 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.
WORKPLACE PROGRAMS & SESSIONS
Jo is regularly invited to present on the latest evidence around workplace stress and burnout and the importance of self care. The core programs are the popular 6-8 week Treat® program and the nourishing Treat® Rest & Recovery sessions to help reduce staff fatigue and emotional exhaustion. These sessions have been delivered to Alfred Health staff since 2014 and due to demand have been rolled out to other organisations.
Also included are supplementary:
Treat® Immersion days
2-3 hour bespoke workshops
Tailored programs that can be specifically designed for corporate education and leadership forums.
RESULTS of TREAT® session evaluations include:
99% of staff making positive lifestyle changes
100% of staff felt better able to deal with stress
100% of staff would recommend this program to their colleagues.
Jo is invited to regularly present on the importance of self awareness and self care for burn out prevention as part of the Alfred Health medical and nursing education, leadership and orientation programs and various medical, health and nursing conferences.
Jo has presented Treat® in London at an international medical research meeting and presented the results of her work and research at the International Conference on Mindfulness in Europe 2018.
Treat® Healthcare clients include: Thrombosis Research Institute, Monash University, Alfred Health, Northern Health, Victoria Police, Smith and Nephew, Tabcorp, Bayer, Queensland Health, Australian Haemophilia Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Firbank Grammar and various other hospitals and primary schools.
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What is Treat® ?
WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE BEYOND2019 SHARK TANK
AWARDED 2017 FINALIST FOR THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH'S AWARD FOR IMPROVING WORKFORCE WELLBEING AND SAFETY
“an event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure”
Therapeutic Relaxation And Enhanced Awareness Training or ‘Treat’®
is a unique self care and self awareness workplace program that has been evaluated extensively in public hospitals and has been shown to significantly reduce burnout in health professionals (1).
"Individually focused solutions such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and small-group programmes to promote community, connectedness and meaning have been shown to be effective."
J Intern Med. 2018 Jun;283(6):516-529.
Treat® sessions and programs are especially tailored to help staff from many different cohorts re-calibrate, re-energise and re-engage during their busy work day and life.
Treat is more then a well being workshop.
Treat is a service that makes sense.
The structure and content in the sessions are 100% evidence based and include:
Mindfulness and meditation
Body awareness and movement
Stress reduction approaches
Evidence based tools
Jo has over thirty years of relevant clinical experience working as a health professional in hospital, corporate and community arena's.
With her inspiring and practical approach, participants learn how to find important moments of self awareness, renewal and clarity to help them navigate work and life’s many daily stressors and help support their own health, relationships and well being.
Jo strongly feels that an individual's mental and physical health and energy is their and their team's most precious asset, and one that needs to be considered and protected by the organisation, long before signs of burnout or vital exhaustion appear.
"Self awareness and compassionate self care can act as a buffer
by intentionally allowing oneself to step out of an unhealthy stress and anxiety cycle and support oneself physiologically and psychologically from the negative effects of stress, trauma and vital exhaustion. Consider caring for yourself as a form of income protection"
Jo Gibbs, Director of Treat Healthcare
Our health and how we feel has a ripple effect on those we work with and
those we care for.
This is known as emotional contagion.
Staff well being plays an important role in patient safety.
"Professional well-being, depression, anxiety, and burnout syndrome are determining factors that influence the care provided to patients."
Garcia C, Abreu L, Ramos J, Castro C, Smiderle F, Santos J, Bezerra I. Influence of Burnout on Patient Safety: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicina. 2019; 55(9):553.
1). Kang M, Selzer R, Gibbs H, Bourke K, Hudaib AR, Gibbs J.
Mindfulness-based intervention to reduce burnout and psychological distress, and improve wellbeing in psychiatry trainees: a pilot study.
Australas Psychiatry. 2019 Jun;27(3):219-224. doi: 10.1177/1039856219848838
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"This is something that needs to be considered mandatory within the organisation to have available for all the staff and staff should be able to participate at least once. The overall benefits of TREAT outweigh other health awareness activities that the organisation run.I would highly recommend TREAT for everyone"