Jan Alcoe is a registered clinical hypnotherapist with a background in research, training and publishing in health and social care. She co-founded Pavilion Publishing in 1986, directed the company for 20 years and now commissions training materials, books and journals in this field. Jan combines her publishing, hypnotherapy and coaching activities with writing and speaking about the psychology of well-being. She has written and edited many training and learning resources, videos, multi-media and e-learning programmes. She was involved in editing, co-writing and producing Values in Healthcare: a spiritual approach, a modular development programme for healthcare practitioners published by the Janki Foundation for Spirituality in Health Care in 2004.
Jan used the ideas behind Values in Healthcare, and her personal experience of cancer, to develop Lifting Your Spirits – seven tools for coping with illness, a practical guide with 2 CDs for patients coping with serious illness which was published by the Janki Foundation in 2008. She went on to write a second CD-based self-help guide called Heart of Well-being: seven tools for surviving and thriving, published by the Janki Foundation in 2010. Both resources have been translated into many languages. She has a strong interest in the body-mind connection, spirituality and values-based training.