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The Joyskills Story

Joyskills began when we wanted to help others find the joy and freedom we were discovering. We began with ten weeks of skills training and teaching using brain science and prayer. People's lives were changed and so we repeated the training and here we are! 

We wanted to help people move from stuck to flourishing. We were making the journey ourselves and we wanted other people to get the healing and breakthrough that we had both found.

Our own journey began when Ruth couldn't get out of a chronic panic attack lasting 3 months. We had previously pursued healing from many avenues of Christian healing and deliverance over the years, but the Lord led us to the Life Model and as we learnt its skills and connected in new ways to God our lives changed for the better. The new relational and emotional skills we learned changed us and stopped the panic attacks.

As we researched, lived out and trained others, we found people were stepping into new ways of connecting with and encountering Jesus. As we helped other people be with Jesus they too were changed.

The Lord led Mike to HeartSync where we received further growth and we are trained in heart healing prayer by Father Andrew and the HeartSync movement.

Our unique approach has emerged through combining Ruth’s artistic and transformational emphasis with Mike’s researching, teaching and coaching approach.   

We help other people move from stuck to flourishing by integrating the latest neuroscience techniques with Christian formation and Biblical Values. We help you then empower and equip others with the skills to build healthy, authentic relationships that will bring personal transformation to themselves and to those they love. 

Who are we?

Mike Jones

I have spent 30 years in overseas and local church ministry and am passionate about helping people and organisations thrive emotionally, spiritually and relationally.

Seven years ago I nearly died when I run over by a car. After months of physical pain and recovery I found I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This affected my memory, body and patterns of reaction.

Recovering from trauma took me to excellent therapy which got me halfway back to flourishing. Then the Lord led is into a world where Christians understood the trauma I was in and helped me learn skills and heal. This is a branch of Christianity that has integrated listening to God, Scripture and the insights of neuroscience. 

Through the insights of three related ministries: Life Model, Immanuel Approach and Heart Sync my walk with God got closer, my relationships with others warmer and my ministry was transformed.

We started a course called Joyskills in our local church helping people and this gradually spread as people's lives were being changed. Now I continue as a vicar and help other leaders bring their church, organisations and lives into a more flourishing way of life. ​

Ruth Jones

Originally from Northern Ireland, I am a professional art educator and Christian Prayer Minister. Along with experience in inter-cultural mission in Europe, I have also been in local church leadership, overseeing Prayer, Healing and Freedom training and ministry in both a local and diocesan capacity. I regularly coach one on one in personal development and freedom prayer.

I became a Christian as a child, but my relationship with God felt limited. It was when I had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit one summer as a student that my longing was answered. The doors opened wide and as I gave everything over to Jesus; I experienced the love and power of God, like an anointing for ministry and the supernatural spiritual resources I needed to live the life God had for me. I became a teacher but knew I had a calling to missions. It was while training at missions college that I met Mike and we moved to Greece for five years to help in a new ministry of church planting.

While ministering abroad, I took Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My journey involved the search for healing of this 16 year chronic illness and God began a major process of inner healing in me. Five years ago, I was healed of CFS through a self-coaching training program, when I learnt to rewire my brain by taking every thought captive. While still struggling with recurring panic attacks and finding no way through, we came across The Life Model and began to learn and use the amazing new research from neuroscience and prayer. Putting these skills into practice has transformed me and brought such significant breakthroughs in my deepest pain and fears and improved my closest relationships in a way that is loving, real, and authentic. I am so thankful to God for the tools he has brought our way and my heart's desire is for others to know the joy and hope and freedom that God has given me. ​

If you would be interested in 1-1 coaching sessions on Zoom, please email me at [email protected]

We would love to hear from you

We would love to hear from you. We are available by invitation for training or speaking at your church, small group, workplace or school. ​ Whether you would like more information about a course, or would like to get in touch about training, send us an email at: [email protected]

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