Well, hello anxiety with Dr Jodi Richardson

Well, hello anxiety with Dr Jodi Richardson

Our minds didn’t evolve for modern day life. It’s natural to feel anxious, but sometimes we can get stuck in a cycle of anxiety that gets in the way of, well, everything. If you’re looking for a compassionate place to learn how to dial anxiety down and get on with creating a happier life with more calm, contentment, meaning and purpose, this is the podcast for you. Well, hello anxiety is hosted by anxiety and well-being speaker, educator and bestselling author Dr Jodi Richardson. Through open and honest conversations Jodi and her guests share expertise, inspiration and practical strategies to help you rise to the challenge of being human with the tools you need to thrive. For education and entertainment purposes only.


July 16, 2024 47 mins

It's common for us to be harder on ourselves than we would ever be on others. Our tone, our words and the kindness we show when someone else makes a mistake can sound very different to our self-talk when we mess up. Learning to be more compassionate towards ourselves and to being more open to receiving compassion from others is at the heart of this week's conversation with Dr Stan Steindl. Dr Steindl shares three different flows of...

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No matter who we are and what we do, adversity eventually comes knocking bringing difficult emotions, thoughts and feelings. In times of loss, change, challenge and grief, how do we hold onto what matters, while also knowing how to let go? In this thought provoking episode Dr Jodi's guest, Dr Helen Street, answers this question and many more. Dr Street shares with us a brand new way of thinking about our experiences when facing adv...

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You are so much more than your anxiety, no matter how controlling that may be for you right now. Truly you are. And if you care for someone who feels this way the same holds true. We know anxiety has a way of chipping away at our identity, our confidence and the way we look at the world around us but we can change that. Self-therapy, insight, action, soothing ourselves, asking for help, medication and seeing anxiety for what it rea...

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Anxiety can make it hard to reach our potential. Even thinking about taking a personal or professional risk can send our heart rates up and our confidence plummeting. It's not that we're not good enough, that we're not trying hard enough, that we don't want it badly enough. It's not about willpower or determination. It's because of reflexive bodily responses that occur in the face of stress and pressure, and the uncertainty around ...

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Parenting can be so hard. We're all trying to raise emotionally healthy, physically healthy, resilient, connected kids and teens while navigating the complex landscape of our kids' friendships, their social media, their school work, mental health, body image, identity, peer pressure and so much more. This week's guest, Parenting Expert and Paediatric Psychologist Deirdre Brandner, nailed it when she said that 'parents are overwhelm...

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Do you worry a lot? Do you know someone who does? If you answered yes to either of these questions you are going to get so much relief from this week's episode. 

How we think has a profound impact on how we feel and what we do. Worry can be so very debilitating, bringing with it a gnawing sense of anxiety that disrupts daily activities, saps energy, impairs concentration and genuinely affecting happiness. Worry can also lead to ins...

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When life gets hard (and let's face it, that's a lot of the time) it's incredibly helpful to have a mental health professional to talk things through with. Therapists can support us to manage heavy emotions, help us get unstuck, guide us to overcome unhelpful habits, move us towards the goals we have and so much more. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, burnout, boundaries, work or family challenges, a therapist ca...

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How we breathe has a profound impact on how we feel emotionally, our experience of anxiety, panic attacks and so much more. In this insightful episode Campbell Will helps us learn more about the key role our respiratory patterns and physiology play in our mental health and wellbeing. He teaches us how to better understand our breathing patterns, to recognise dysfunctional patterns and how we can make meaningful change quickly.


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When we think about mental health and wellbeing, we often think about how we can reduce distress and suffering. But that's only part of the picture. At the heart of Positive Psychology is a focus on what we can all do to significantly improve our individual wellbeing and happiness, which is what this episode is all about. Dr Jodi talks with Clinical and Coaching Psychologist Dr Suzy Green, Founder of the Positivity Institute, rev...

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The state of our nervous system influences how 'at home' we feel in our body. When we're feeling stressed and anxious we often look outside of ourselves to try and feel better. We might try to control the stress in our life, which isn't always easy to do, or turn to unhelpful coping strategies to help us relax and feel more regulated. Today's episode reveals a better way. 

In this conversation globally renowned nervous system educa...

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Ever find yourself trapped in a cycle of overthinking; going over and over the same situation in your mind without knowing how to move on? Maybe you worry a lot about things that might happen, or you're very good at jumping to the worst case scenario? Overthinking, rumination and worry can make life extremely difficult. The tendency to replay situations or events from the past, or worry about something that might happen, is common ...

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As the proudly Autistic CEO of The Digital Picnic, Cherie Clonan is the most incredible champion of authenticity, innovation, neuro-inclusive leadership, compassion and courage.

Cherie talks openly with Jodi about her journey with anxiety and how it's impacted her over the years, how she manages it when it shows up and how her gorgeous dad saved her and her sister from an incredibly turbulent and traumatic life with their mum. 


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Co-parenting can be excruciatingly difficult. Communication between parents has often already broken down making reasonable and fair decision making more challenging for both parties. When lawyers get involved things can quickly become antagonistic and even more stressful. But there is another way. 

Today's guest, and founder of Co-Parenting Companion joins Dr Jodi to shine a light on an alternative approach to separation and co-pa...

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If you are new to the podcast this is a very different episode. Today Jodi is riding solo and sharing all of the coping mechanisms that she implements during tough times.

Jodi Speaks into exercising and practising self compassion, referencing previous episodes and experts that you can help you get back on track.


Jodi is a speaker, educator, and bestselling author specialising in anxiety and well-being. Learn more: https...

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April 9, 2024 49 mins

In this week's episode Dr Jodi speaks with Dr Kristen Neff on self-compassion.

Dr. Kristen Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, she has written numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic of self Compassion and has been recognized as one of the most influential scholars in the field of psychology.

Well over 5000 studies have been conducted on self-compassion by...

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Vicki is a seasoned naturopath with postgraduate qualifications in Functional Medicine and Evidence Based Complementary Medicine.

Vicki has a special interest in supporting women through perimenopause and the menopausal transition. She also has a big clinical focus on menstrual irregularities, PMS, PCOS and irregular periods.

In today's episode Jodi and Vicki talk about a chapter in women's lives that can send anxiety Sky rocketing...

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Challenging life experiences, including trauma, can have a lasting effect on quality of life. The effects can be both psychological and physiological, and finding an effective treatment can be transformative. In this episode of 'Well, Hello Anxiety', we explore Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with Dr. Siobhan Bonfield, an experienced Clinical Psychologist. EMDR is a structured therapy that provides pati...

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Join us for an enlightening episode of "Well, Hello Anxiety" featuring Jean Kropper, three time author and leader of purpose-driven art workshops for over 25 years here in Australia and around the world. Her workshops help make mindfulness accessible to a wide audience by supporting participants to put pen (or pencil) to paper and begin simply making marks. Jean leverages her own journey of healing from PTSD, caused by...

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Join us for a transformative episode of "Well, Hello Anxiety" featuring Filly Bellette, a distinguished Functional Medicine Practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, Coach, Trauma Therapist, and Award-winning Author. With a passion for optimizing health and wellness, Filly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront, guiding individuals on their journey toward holistic well-being.

In this enlightening conversation, Dr. ...

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Join us for an enlightening "Well, Hello Anxiety" episode featuring Lael Stone, an esteemed Australian Speaker, Educator, and Author dedicated to fostering connection and compassion in all aspects of life. Lael's passion lies in supporting parents in understanding their children, aiding adults in processing childhood trauma, and advocating for education systems that prioritize emotional awareness.

In this compelling conversation, D...

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