'Unconditional love and integrity, consciously held in authentic community... it is beyond words'

AJ Howard-Dobson

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Move beyond your conditioned limitations and roles into simple naturalness, ease and joy.

Prioritise your profound awakening journey

What are you looking for in life? Perhaps you long to be in touch with your tender heart, your passionate raw power or your love of life?

Maybe you have questions about who you are and next steps?

Would you like to understand and break through patterns in relationship or ordinary life that hold you back?

Do you want an opportunity to explore your the stories that you tell about your life – are you willing to be lovingly challenged on these to get underneath what you think you know and are, and find freedom and freshness?

Do you know the enormous support and nourishment you can get from an experienced group of committed fellow travellers? Perhaps you’ve had new experiences about what life is about for you and want to reflect on this with the help of others?

Secret Garden may be just what you’ve been looking for! Joy uses her extensive experience and profound intuition in people work, to help you break through to your shining essence. She gives you tools you can use for your whole life. This is a practical, real and natural approach, combined with world-class facilitation & powerful energetics.

Explore and receive nourishment & connection through circles, ongoing retreat groups & trainings, one-to-one & couple sessions.

This profound awakening work is at the leading edge of our evolving humanity and is for you if you value love, truth and depth.  Even better if you enjoy good company!

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Experience Depth, Authenticity, Connection and Transformations that Last.

Receive world class facilitation in superb company with kindred spirits… you can nourish, heal, realise, open and celebrate in Being

Discovery…Beyond separation, beyond unfulfilled longing, beyond suffering, is aliveness and unknowing.

Joy Hicklin-Bailey is expert in facilitating breakthroughs in consciousness & intimate relating for singles & couples. She brings an unparalleled, agenda-free blend of skill, immense energetic sensitivity, 30 years’ experience & an intuitive sense of your innate potential. You can experience the power – which comes from the energetic, a dedication since childhood to love & truth – of the gatherings, & sessions. Join us – explore the themes of life, beingness, service, sexuality, intimacy & relating & awaken to the freedom of being.

Joy is writing 2 books with the working titles Only One and Joyful Loving – How You Can Live Awakened Intimacy

Those heart friends we meet in this Garden are so important to us . Without you, we wouldn’t be enjoying sharing the joy & wonder of life and being human,  in the circles we love to be in. Thanks for being here. We love our participants & private clients, &, thankfully, they love our work, & love what they discover in their own beings, through it. We hope that if we haven’t yet met, you join us too, & receive the gifts of being.

Secret Garden participants talk about their experience of Secret Garden, and how they’ve benefited

  • I had a knowing of the peace and presence that I am. This knowing gives ‘me’ much more relaxation and acceptance. Everything is arising and it's great! Nothing needs to change! I have so much gratitude for this opening

    Julia West, Cirencester

  • Joy's ability to help individuals & couples understand what real love and happiness is, is beyond expression. Her warmth, love, patience, courage & passion has forever imprinted itself on my relationship with myself & with others. If I could afford to double her fees, I would do that in a second. She is definitely the first person on my wedding list!

    Fiona Cambell, Bristol

  • I am eternally grateful for what you have shared with us; it is incredible to see where I was and where I am now. I will definitely continue on this journey and build on the wonderful learnings

    Tom Lowery, Stroud

  • Absolutely amazing, you are such a delight and I am in awe of your ability to facilitate all that virtually on your own!
    Clearly I can’t stop now. The thought of living my life with that sort of sparkle and pleasure is something I did not imagine was possible at my age!!!! Well I had not actually given up all hope, but was beginning to doubt. And then this. You.

    Philip Batchelor, Stroud

  • The biggest thing that came was that ‘it’s alright to be me’ & that ‘there is nothing wrong with me and how I do life’. I suppose before there was an underlying feeling that what is right for others should be right for me which left me feeling inadequate. But that’s all gone now. It inspires me to be true to my own needs which makes me feel truly liberated.

    Kim Rossi, Notts

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There is no separation. Embodied realisation of that is the only fulfilment & solution

Being is, it embraces all ‘your’ thoughts, beliefs & stories, all that is in existence. There is nothing to fix or fight.

You too can dance the magnificence … realising there is no separation, no separate ‘me,’ is key, beingness is the only answer

Two women voice the life that moved after a short Joyful Loving structure


Beyond experiences, what is apparently happening, beyond emotions & judgements, is space, no-thing, in its endless expression of what is, every-thing, vastness.

There is no meeting point

There is no meeting point between ‘healing the story’ or being a certain way-accepting, forgiving, being more conscious – and the extraordinary, ordinary wonder of What Is. Yet Love is the unconditional source and receiver of all the stories, that which allows everything to be exactly as it is. ‘You’ are boundless freedom. Beyond separation, beyond unfulfilled longing, beyond suffering, is aliveness and unknowing. Wholeness is mystery. There can be great confusion in the ‘spiritual marketplace’ about this. In Secret Garden these delusions dissolve.  In the Most Intimate events, Joy exposes that which is harmlessly misleading at the heart of most non-dual offering. Any sense of a separate self being able to do anything, or of prescriptive approaches, or ‘approaching wholeness’, is cleanly absent. Freedom is.

In Secret Garden there are two utterly separate aspects. One is dialogue pointing to What is and the other is profound explorations based on 25 years of psychotherapeutic practice. In these live & online events, which include Joyful Loving, Essence, and Online Awakening Circles, it is acknowledged that the separate, conditioned self appears in the dream, and suffering & longing appear real. Deep exploration is facilitated, & liberated being is offered in a grounded way, so that the apparent story of a separate self is easier, more fulfilling, to live. There is exploration of the fulfilment of human beingness, in the story. The ‘approach’ is a sensing, feeling, seeing & listening to all that is apparently happening in the moment & the intelligence of life plays immaculately & sometimes surprisingly. Non-doing rather than controlling what is happening with an agenda allows apparent healing & revelation of the wholeness beyond the appearance of form, identity & role, the wondrous gift of life itself. The constricted and confined ‘me’ seems to find healing, ease and increased consciousness. Apparent problems and limiting patterns, beliefs and roles dissolve. Life is boundless and indescribable – in freedom, anything is possible.