I’m Dr. Jodi Richardson, speaker, educator, writer and mum.
My mission is to educate and inspire people to take meaningful action towards creating a flourishing, healthy and fulfilling life.
I’m devoted to teaching adults and teenagers how to improve their wellbeing with strategies to make a positive and genuine difference to their own mental health. It’s equally as important to me to equip parents to raise children with thinking skills and behaviours for flourishing.
I do this by combining practical findings from the science of wellbeing, positive psychology and exercise science, with over 20 years’ combined experience in education, research, clinical practice, elite sport and communication.
To deliver effective, innovative, world-class wellbeing education programs which foster thriving individuals, connected communities and flourishing children.
Integrity · Expertise · Education · Community · Gratitude · Health
What do you want most in life? And if you’re a parent, what do you want most for your children? If your answer is “to be happy”, you’re in great company. But Australian statistics around anxiety and depression paint a very different picture.
That said, findings from wellbeing science show us that there are effective thinking skills, practical tools and strategies that make a genuine difference to our wellbeing, happiness and health.
I’m dedicated to sharing this knowledge.
And whether I’m presenting to small groups or hundreds of conference delegates, my commitment is always to share my knowledge and scientific research findings in parallel with real world examples, and in a way that captures attention and inspires lasting change.
I’ve developed my expertise over many years of education and professional work. In 9 years at university I earned a Bachelor of Education, First Class Honours degree and PhD (Medicine). I have since continued my education through studies in the science of happiness and psychological flexibility (Acceptance and Committment Therapy).
Past professional roles include secondary teacher at The Peninsula School, Mt. Eliza; Communications for the National Schools Based Initiative for the prevention of depression with beyondblue; accredited exercise physiologist; wellbeing and high performance writer for the Australian Institute of Sport and a range of magazine titles; and wellbeing speaker for The Peninsula Hot Springs and lululemon.
A professional highlight for me was to be an invited panelist at the 2013 Australian Psychological Society breakfast alongside TED speaker and international Meaning and Purpose expert, Professor Michael Steger.
Client Reviews & Testimonials
“The real secret to happiness is understanding that living a happy life does not mean feeling good all the time, and knowing that you don’t have to wait until you feel better to keep moving forward and doing the things that are important to you.”
Client Reviews & Testimonials
Our wellbeing retreats are your opportunity to press pause. A rare chance to quiet your mind, rest your body, and learn how to best take care of your wellbeing.
You’ll learn the science-backed knowledge, skills and strategies to live a happier, healthier, less hurried life; and how these changes will influence your health and susceptibility to illness.
You’ll leave our retreats feeling rested, connected and inspired to continue to invest in your health and happiness. You’ll understand simple but powerful skills for creating a happier and healthier life. Tools that have been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, techniques to better manage stress, a new perspective on moving your body, and an understanding of what gives you a sense of meaning and purpose.
Peninsula Hot Springs Happiness Retreat
o Exclusive half-day in the Moroccan tent
o Science-backed wellbeing education
o Organic Tulsi tea
o Mindful reflexology walk
o Nourishing morning tea
o Complete summary notes
o Bath robe, towel & locker
o Timeless bathhouse bathing
The Happiness Retreat at The Peninsula Hot Springs combines wellbeing science education with an afternoon of relaxation.
This retreat is designed to give you time to slow down, relax, and to learn:
• simple yet powerful science-backed happiness boosting skills
• what matters to you most, and how to spend more time doing the things you love
• how stress effects your physical health
• what’s stopping you from being happy
• how to make lasting positive behaviour change
Spend a peaceful afternoon soaking in the thermal pools enjoying the warmth of the mineral water and the beautiful natural setting.
Flourish Urban Happiness Retreat
o Nourishing shared morning tea
o Your choice of barista coffee or tea
Join me in an urban haven to uncover your purpose and learn science-backed strategies to create a life you love to live.
This retreat has been crafted to give you time and space to unplug, relax and to learn:
• The most important action we can take to find meaning in our work and family life
• Why we don’t prioritise sleep
• How to spend more time doing the things we love
• Skills for clear and confident decision making
• How to mindfully respond rather than react
Happiness is not ready made; it comes from your own actions.Dalai Lama
Workshops and Seminars
Growing Amazing Women is an educational workshop for teenage girls. Our workshop is designed to apply the evidence-based principles of wellbeing science to equip teenage girls with skills and knowledge to thrive in school and beyond.
Raising happy little people
Happiness is a skill, and importantly; it’s a skill we can teach our children.
This parenting seminar is designed equip you with science-backed knowledge to help you raise happier, more optimistic, more resilient children with flourishing mental health.
Dr. Jodi Richardson is available for speaking engagements including:
· Corporate wellbeing programs
· Retreats + Health Spas
· Parent seminars
jodi [at] drjodirichardson.com.au