MClinAud, MaudSA (CCP), BA (Psych), ACT/CBT (cert), Senior Yoga Teacher
BA: Bachelor of Arts (3-years), at The University of Melbourne with a major in psychology/neuroscience (2005).
MClinAud: Master of Clinical Audiology (2-years) at The University of Melbourne (2008).
Publication: The prognostic value of speech recognition scores in patients with vestibular schwannoma, published in The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
MaudSA (CCP): Intern graduate placement at The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and The University of Melbourne Balance Disorders Unit (2009). With ongoing work in the vestibular audiology diagnostic clinic until 2014.
ACT/CBT (cert): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy certificate with CBT Australia (2012). And ACT: Acceptance Commitment Therapy/Training with Dr Russ Harris, Melbourne, Australia. I have a certificate for CBT and ACT therapy.
ACT Coaching: “Acceptance Commitment Therapy/Training” for workplaces with Rachel Collis, 2015.
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher: I have over 7000-hours of embodied training in total. This includes a formal 3-year teacher training apprenticeship. With extensive study of traditional yoga techniques (mindfulness in posture, breath, meditation, philosophy, and further study in anatomy/physiology). Assessments with the BKSIYAA in Sydney, Australia (2010-12). Very few people engage in this sort of intensive training with 5 hours a day of neuroplasticity practise!
The Integrative Medicine Approach to Vertigo and Tinnitus: Integrative medicine is a patient-centred approach to health where patient and practitioner are equal partners in the process of healing.
This approach differs from conventional treatments in that a personalised strategy for healing is developed taking into account all influences of mind, body, spirit and community. It draws upon an array of evidence based scientific disciplines. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Integrative medicine is firmly grounded in this WHO definition of health. Using the fundamentals of neuroplasticity I developed an innovated eLearning and video therapy approach, so that integrative support is accessible for more people to achieve better outcomes.
Further study: 10-weeks in India, Pune, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute with BKS Iyengar (when he was aged 94!). Ongoing international study and practice in yoga and meditation. With over 18-years experience, I am a registered senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and I contribute to The Australian Yoga Journal as an author.
Vestibular audiology field of practice at The University of Melbourne Balance Disorders Unit (2009-2015). Joey has worked with 1000’s of patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus or hearing loss.
Further training and private coaching/mentoring from 2014- ongoing: Krista-Jane Smith (12-month Soul Sessions, AUS), Pru Chapman (3-month Owners Collective, AUS), Liesel Rigsby (‘How to deliver online therapy’, USA), Serena Sandstrom (6-month Coaches MBA, AUS), Hiro Boga (6-month private mentoring, Canada), Catherine Deveny (Gunnas Masterclass + Advanced Writing Masterclass).
Conferences and further presentations:
I have unique training in vestibular audiology, psychology and neuroplasticity. I have been invited to present on various topics relating to mindfulness for vertigo and tinnitus both nationally and internationally. See below!
NOTSA- Neuo-Otology Society Australia- Conferences: Joey has presented on the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in patients with vertigo and tinnitus over a number of national NOTSA conferences 2013-2016 (listen here)
British Society of Audiology Conference 2016: Topic “Mindfulness for vestibular patients” (listen here)
Audiology Australia National Conference workshop 2016: Topic “Mindfulness for Vertigo and Tinnitus Patients”
Professional development training for General Practitioner Doctors – Covering the Topic of Vertigo and Vestibular rehabilitation for the Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) GP Training 2016
British Interest Group (BIG) conference 2016: Online resources for vertigo patients
Australian Hearing Adult Audiology Specialist Professional Development Conference (2016): Mindfulness for vertigo, tinnitus and audiologist self-care
British Society of Audiology eConference 2017: Topic “eLearning for Persistent Vertigo and Tinnitus”
The University of Melbourne Alumni; Audiology Australia, ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) peer supervision for Geelong and The Surf Coast; AVESTA Vestibular Rehab Australia; Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia.
“Joey has truly unique training in both mindfulness and vestibular conditions that goes far beyond theory”.
Dr Chris Walsh, MBBS, DPM, FAChAM
“When Joey worked with me, within two minutes I could feel the stress lifting off,…from my eyes, from my forehead, from my shoulders, from my neck. She has a wonderful manner and skill set, and can get to work immediately.
I can highly recommend Joey’s mindfulness practice and stress management techniques.”
Dr Shani Dettman, PhD, MEd, BApSc, LSLS AVT-Cert
The University of Melbourne, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
“Joey is the real deal. She thinks outside the box; and she gets results. You will love working with her!”
Pia Doss, Senior Audiologist, Sydney (NSW)