Jo Jarvis teaches Vedic Meditation - an easy technique, PERFECT for busy people.
The short story
I teach Vedic Meditation after more than 20 years working as a successful journalist, media executive and news program executive producer. I teach it because it's easy and effective, particularly for busy people who want a simple technique to deal with things like insomnia and stress.
Contrary to what many believe, you won't "lose your edge" if you meditate. You'll be sharper, more creative and more productive. I believe it's only a matter of time before meditation is the public health recommendation alongside a nutritious diet, enough sleep, and exercise.
If you're interested in learning or just want to hear more about this technique, please feel free to contact me.
The long story
I began meditating eight years ago when my stress levels were skyrocketing. I was a successful senior executive in a large media organisation. I’d been managing radio networks for five years after being a journalist and an executive producer of current affairs programs and talk back radio.
I was a well-regarded leader in my field but I couldn't have been unhappier.
I'd tried so many different approaches to improving my life but while some helped, overall I was still in the same place.
The only thing I hadn’t tried was meditation. I initially attempted mindfulness meditation but found the requirement to concentrate and control my thoughts too difficult. A friend then suggested Vedic Meditation. It was a game changer.
The results were amazing. I felt less anxious, more focused and I began to sleep better. The initial results tempered a little but I persisted because I knew what was possible. Over time I became so much happier.
What I especially liked about the practice was that it was easy, it didn’t require concentration and I could do it anywhere, even in the back of a cab on the way to a meeting.
Each morning I’d meditate as soon as I rose. In the afternoons, I’d close my office door and meditate for 15 or 20 minutes. The results were profound. I was no longer depressed or anxious. From believing I needed to abstain from alcohol in order to manage a binge drinking problem, I was now able to drink very moderately.
Eventually, I left my busy media career to work as a freelance journalist and photographer. Then, eager to share what I’d learned, I studied meditation teaching, in Sydney, Australia, where I was living. The training was both exacting and exciting and took me to Rishikesh, India and eventually the US.
None of this was magic. It took time and persistence but meditation was the one modality that began the turn around and has never left me as my key personal management tool.
In 2015, after selling my house and everything I owned, I left my safe, secure life in Sydney, Australia to move on my own to the gritty, exciting environment of New York City. Although I do miss my family, I've hardly looked back since.
Who I work with
The range of people I teach is broad. I’ve taught chief executives, journalists, radio producers, my handy man, a young amateur golf champion, plumbers, fashion models, film makers, senior bureaucrats, personal trainers and my father’s best friend while he was seriously ill in hospital.
Some were hoping to feel more peaceful, others wanted better sleep, some wanted to be sharper and more productive. All wanted to deal with stress better.
If you’d like to learn Vedic Meditation, I teach a course of four short, consecutive sessions. The course is dynamic and effective and the technique is easy and simple.
For someone like me with a short attention span, it’s been revolutionary - firstly, because no control of the mind is required and secondly, because my concentration in daily life has improved.
If you'd like to know more about the courses I teach please contact me.