Jodi-Anne is a Wellbeing Educator, Counsellor and Healing Facilitator, specialising in helping people heal from trauma and abuse.
Dr Jodi-Anne M Smith started her career as a sustainability educator focused on obtaining behaviour change, not just raising awareness. Throughout her research, Jodi-Anne became convinced that traditional sustainability education approaches were not going to be sufficient to get large scale behaviour change. To do so we need to help people heal the reason for living unsustainably, to heal the hurts and wounds that lead to addictions, overconsumption and living life at a pace beyond which our bodies are designed for. Hence her focus shifted to helping people to heal from trauma and abuse so that they are happier and can live more simply and sustainably.
Jodi-Anne has worked in the government sector designing and delivering sustainability education programs for business and the community, as well as an Environmental Health Officer protecting public health and environmental health. She has worked in the tertiary sector conducting research on scenario planning for Climate Change Adaptation and obtaining behaviour change for sustainability. She has been a lecturer both at University and TAFE levels. In the private sector Jodi-Anne has designed and facilitated leadership development programs for business and she now works as a counsellor and an educator helping individuals to heal from trauma and abuse.
Jodi-Anne has a PhD in obtaining behaviour change for sustainability, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), a Post Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Management, and a Diploma in Professional Counselling (Abuse). Here’s a link to Jodi-Anne’s sustainability publications and presentations.
Jodi-Anne is the author of two books – ‘The healing journey demystified: achieving sustainability one heart at a time’ and her most recent book ‘Advice from a higher Source: channelled messages of love and support through life’s challenging moments’. These books are written to help people understand how to heal and support themselves as they do.
Jodi-Anne has been exploring what leads to effective trauma healing and release of the past for decades. She has worked with clients one on one and facilitated workshops on a wide range of topics. She specialises in Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), Family Constellations, Psych-K and Crystal Light Bed Therapy.
Traditional counselling, psychology and psychiatry have largely focused on our thinking patterns and emotional reactions as the way to heal, but there is a lot more to healing than that. Jodi-Anne explains that we also need to reprogram our subconscious beliefs, calm our body and nervous system and do inner child recovery work to help complete trauma.
Jodi-Anne shares what she has learned to assist clients to heal. Appointments can be done in person in Meadows, South Australia, by phone or online via Zoom. Appointments can be booked here.
Jodi-Anne provides a lot of information for free. If you find it useful and would like to support her efforts you can donate here. This helps her be able to spend more time producing useful information to help people find peace and happiness.