Living in a home of addiction may be complex and the family members at times might often get overlooked. With limited places to offer support for family members, Jo Huey decided it was her mission to make a difference. With her blend of professional experience along with personal experience, she set out to embark on setup up a business, which might help others.
As a child of an alcoholic father being thrown out of the house at 16 years old, it was a chaotic, mentally challenging and limited connection with her father. Leaving the house at 16 was a challenge for Jo; however, it also brought with it a sense of freedom. After her step-brother past away instantly at the age of 21 when Jo was 17, (working on the railway when he was moving a piece of track and the tool he used slipped and struck him in the jugular), things ended up more challenging for the family. Jo’s father’s drinking increased, and her mother and father split. Her father moved out of the family home.
Two months before Jo’s 21st birthday her father passed away due to his alcoholism. Dealing with two years of grieving and adjusting to her father’s passing, Jo decided years of mental emotional challenges with friends and relationship, it dawn upon her she needed help.
Jo has now experienced over 20 years of self-development in one form or another and worked with a myriad of different therapies. Each time learning something new, growing and experiences much more out of life than she ever did. She qualified as a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and trained as an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner.
The changes she experienced have evolved her vastly. With her own personal journey, she embarked to set up her own business to help others like her self, which have endured living in an environment with someone with an addiction.
Jo Huey is a speaker, coach, and author of “Transition”. Jo set up her business in August 2016 and has been working fiercely to generate a greater awareness of what she does. Jo helps women affected by someone else’s addiction, whether this now or in the past. Jo focuses their mind on themselves, understanding more about whom they are, what’s important to them and how to build the skills and characteristics they are still searching for or are undeveloped. Jo’s clients feel connected, unravel answers, and have motivation and inspiration to become more confident, develop self-esteem and self-care.
In order to connect with people and raise awareness, Jo decided to write her autobiography and combine it with her own self-development journey. The book explains more about living with an alcoholic, insights into alcoholism and the developed behaviours and lots of self-help tips and techniques Jo learned along the way.
Jo offers a range of products including a 6 module online programme which focuses on the key areas those affected might experience. It’s Jo’s intention to run retreats, workshops, and annual conferences and develop the best ways to support families of addicts so they know there is the support they need.
Jo raises awareness about how addiction impacts the family; she does educational talks to social workers, volunteers, GPs and any professional working with those affected. Social workers have left talks feeling more empathic and knowledgeable about how to best help children living in a home with addiction. Empathising with clients and being able to share her story is the best way Jo is able to offer others the connection and support they may need or require.
To touch base with Jo Huey and to get involved in her 6 module online programme click here.
Jo is active on social media and welcomes all to follow her journey her as well:
How might talking and receiving support from others aim to offer a release from an addiction?