We had the good fortune of connecting with Jodie Goss and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jodie, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
My main mission is to bring up my two daughters in an open-minded, confident way; I am constantly talking to them about how resilient, strong and ‘magical’ their body’s are in the hope they grow up respecting, honoring and feeling empowered when it comes to their health and well-being.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a Chronic Illness Recovery Coach. My main aim is to help people recover from a range of different health conditions by implementing the science of the mind-body connection. I work primarily with clients struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/M.E., Fibromyalgia, Long-Covid, anxiety, chronic pain and depression (there is a more comprehensive list in the Q&A section of my website).
I had CFS myself 15 years ago and after 3 years of trying numerous traditional and alternative methods to get well, took a training program called the Lightning Process (LP). The LP is a 3-day seminar which teaches people how to use the science of the mind-body connection to rebalance the nervous system and kick start the body’s natural ability to heal. Within a few weeks of taking the seminar and consistently implementing to tools I was taught, I regained full health. I was so inspired that I went on to train with the creator of the LP, Dr Phil Parker, and am now an advanced practitioner helping people across the US and Canada.
Have you always worked in health and well-being?
Before moving to LA 7 years ago, I was an entertainment reporter in the radio industry in London. Over my 10 years in the business, I interviewed movie and music stars at junkets and red carpets around the world. I had an absolute blast and am very grateful for that time. But my personal struggle with chronic illness and the numerous brick walls I came up against from the more traditional medical world led me to start researching alternative and more holistic modalities.
My journey and recovery fueled my interest in neuroplasticity, epigenetics and holistic medicine. I knew that when the time was right, I would shift careers, give back and dedicate my time to supporting people recovering from chronic illness. This came to fruition when we moved continents.
To become an LP practitioner, I first had to become an NLP Master, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. When I first started my training, my daughters were young and my husband traveled a lot for work so it was an interesting juggle! But I enjoyed the training immensely and am now grateful to be doing work I am passionate about and that is aligned with the person I am today.
I know from personal experience how deeply frustrating, upsetting and overwhelming it can be when dealing with very uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms. My professional and personal experience of suffering an ‘invisible illness’ has helped me to be empathetic and compassionate with those I work with. It is my mission to help support, empower and inspire others to be active participants in their own healing journeys and it’s an honor to teach my clients how to do that.
Has the way you work shifted since the pandemic?
The Lightning Process used to only be available in person. I either saw clients from my home or I travelled around the US to help those not able to get to LA. However since the pandemic, the seminar has shifted gears and is now available via Zoom as well. This has been so helpful as I am now able to support more people from the comfort of their own home.
The dramatic health shifts and recovery I experienced 13 years ago via the tools I now teach is, I hope, a good example of what is possible, and it drives me to encourage and support my clients at every turn.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A visit would include different hikes each day like Runyon, Fryman and Topanga State Park.
The are so many great places to eat so maybe Aroma on Tujunga for lunch and for dinner Pace on Laurel Canyon, Laurel Hardware in W Hollywood, Wood & Water in Sherman Oaks and Broken Spanish pop-up at Neuehouse.
Then we’d probably do an overnight trip to Ojai Valley Inn. You can’t beat the pink sunsets there!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out to my husband Jon. We had just got together when I was struggling with CFS and he supported and encouraged me and seemed to know, even before I did, that I would make a full recovery.
Also to Dr Phil Parker who created the Lightning Process. Had it not been for his seminar I don’t where I’d be. His compassion, expertise and dedication over the past 25+ years in helping those struggling with chronic illness is inspiring and I’m grateful to now be part of his experienced team.
And to my daughters, Sienna and Gracie, who deserve a shout out every day for just being their sweet, authentic, kind and spirited selves!