My name is Joey Brown. The past years I have been working as a writing coach, a transformational coach and a meditation facilitator. I live and work on the Greek island Ikaria, known for its stunning wild nature and healthy lifestyle.
Visit one of my retreats: all of them unique combinations of writing, meditation and creative expression. They all have the same purpose: to bring about life-changing transformation.
helping you to get your message out
I teach you to write from the heart, from your inner wisdom. I guide you to your source, straight to what really matters for you. What I want to stir in you, is your process of awakening.
Writing is a process of awakening.
It’s a matter of opening up to your inner wisdom,
of opening your heart and eyes to what’s already there.
That is why meditation is an important part of all my retreats.
my short story
I am educated as a linguist. I studied Dutch & English literature, specialised in translation and got my teaching degree. Teaching is what I did for about 10 years after finishing university. Besides that I built up experience in the writing field: journalism, teaching creative writing, translating, editing and ghost writing.
On the surface, everything looked fine. I worked extremely hard, had friends, a partner, a good job and a magnificent house. However, somewhere around 2009 I went through a deep personal crisis. I knew that if I wanted to regain happiness, I had to take significant action.
I took a sabbatical year to travel and not long after, I chose the path of meditation. I felt an urgent need for silence, deep silence, the kind that rises up from your heart once your mind is still.
My Inner Journey took me three years of travelling through Italy, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ikaria and India, during which I spent a lot of time in silence and meditation.
In between meditation retreats, I often travelled to the island Ikaria and so it came about that it slowly but surely grew into my heart as my new home.
In 2013 I decided to stay.
During my travels I often felt welcomed by places and people. Now I invite you to come and feel welcome.
the essence of me
I have a talent for connecting:
unconscious with conscious,
invisible with visible,
light with dark.
My work doesn't require difficult things.
Just by being with you, feeling you and your needs,
I make happen what needs to happen.