How to anaesthetise the human condition
Jo Johnson on the value of books, libraries and a good cafe
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Jo Johnson is a clinical psychologist specialising in neurological disorders and mind health. She worked within the NHS until 2008. She is the author of nine health-related publications and writes for several neurology charities. Jo now trains individuals and groups on how to prevent stress and burnout. Surviving Me is her first novel and includes several themes she can write about with authenticity. Telling and listening to stories is an integral part of her work as a clinician and speaker. In addition to her routine clinical work, Jo provides resilience training to frontline workers including nurses and police officers. Surviving Me is her first novel and doesn’t shy away from serious issues: suicide, infertility, unwanted pregnancy, religious faith and ill health. These are all themes she knows well and can write about with authenticity. Telling and listening to stories is an integral part of her work as a clinician and speaker. She is working on the sequel, “Surviving him”. She lives in West Sussex with her husband and two of her four children.