ZoŽ was born on the edge of the South Wales valleys and grew up and was educated in the Wye Valley. She now lives in London with Arlu, a five year-old lurcher.
By the time
ZoŽ decided full-time academic research was not for her, she had a degree
in English Literature, Language and Medieval History from the
ZoŽ has published seven books, on subjects as diverse as sex and
ZoŽ is currently
working on a book of travel literature about the Via Appia Antica, the
great road that led from
ZoŽ has taught women and men who describe themselves as 'refugees' from undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Creative Writing. As a result of this, she began to reconsider what creativity is, not just in writing, but in other fields too. Where does it come from? Can anyone have it? How can it be harnessed? How can we become more creative in our working lives, regardless of what kind of work we do? With these questions in mind, ZoŽ developed Creative Guidance, a system designed to provide career help for individuals wishing to experience and express their creativity more effectively. CG draws on ZoŽ's skills, from the academic and intellectual, counselling and personal, to Kundalini yoga and shamanism.
Since 1998 ZoŽ has trained and worked as a counsellor, healer and psychopomp in the Core Shamanic tradition. She is also a qualified Kundalini yoga instructor accredited by KYTA, the international Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. She has completed a Level 2 (Advanced) course in Kundalini Meditation and is currently studying and practicing the meditative healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan. For detailed information on:
Core Shamanism: healing, journeying skills, soul-retrieval, psychopomping and ceremonial work;
Kundalini yoga instruction: classes, one-to-one teaching, meditation and breathwork for enhanced creativity, and Sat Nam Rasayan healing: http://www.kundalinishaman.com/