Jodie Knowles She/They
Creator/ Trainer/ Advocate
Jodie Knowles is a fierce mental health advocate and education reformer who speaks openly about the harm the medical industrialized complex is having on our youth. She provides a fresh perspective on Mental Health issues, Learning Differences, Addiction and Hidden Wounds
"Thank you so very much for your interest in Luminous Minds Project!
We are here to awaken sleeping hearts and minds to remind them of the value of human life and that each of us has a right to equitable Arts Based Education in order to be fully self expressed. We all have the right to an education that helps to develop us socially, emotionally, artistically and culturally. Becoming more aware of ourselves and those in our environment to create a humanistic society.
I experienced a dark oppressive education system living in Nashville in the early 80s and 90s during the war on drugs and the boom of Big Pharma within our public school system. I was caught in a hidden epidemic witnessing the school to prison pipeline devoid of human compassion and empathy. I know first hand the long term devastating social and emotional effects of being bullied, ranked, labeled, stigmatized, categorized, diagnosed and medicated has on a young mind and the dramatic transformative effects the arts have on the heart, mind and spirit after experiencing an Arts Based School when I transferred to Seattle, Wa in the mid 90s. I have learned a lot since then and dedicated to sharing my very Special Education I received through 20+ years dedication to self education and self healing through the Performing Arts, studying Buddhism, and discovering life changing Strategic Intervention Life Coaching. I am excited and ready to bring forth what I know to be the most effective medicine for our youth and adults to heal their mind.
Knowles has spent years researching and interviewing experts, conducting focus groups, piloting educational and creative programs, performing and speaking throughout the west coast.
She created the Luminous Minds Project to change the narrative of mental health, learning differences, hidden wounds and addiction while providing conscious education, support and advocacy for community to better understand the healing, recovery and creative learning process. She educates and coaches clients, consults with educators and mental health professionals to understand ACEs, trauma and its effects on the brain.
If interested in booking Jodie Knowles for a one on one coaching session or creative speaking engagement to your community, school, business, organization or institution please send us an email at
She is currently seeing new clients and available to meet and speak online using ZOOM.
Thank you to community members that have supported and volunteered during our development process. We may not have name each of you individually but we feel the impact you have made profoundly. We acknowledge the emotional & intellectual labor, love, care, shared resources and knowledge you have contributed. Your contribution and support over the years have been vital to the growth and expansion of this project. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your friendship and your unwavering belief in us.
You will always be apart of our LMP Crew. Thank you!