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Love & Guts

Feb 20, 2022

#243 Dr Azita Moradi is the Founder and CEO of Freed (, an organisation dedicated to assisting individuals and teams develop sustainable resilience and well-being strategies to thrive in complexity. Dr. Azita Moradi is a graduate of Monash University and is a fellow the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She is also an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences.

Dr. Moradi gathers part of her knowledge and experience from her own life story. She grew up in Iran during the political turmoil of the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. After arriving in Australia as a teenager, she had to negotiate a completely different culture and language at a critical time in her development as she entered Year 12.

Dr. Moradi also draws on over 21 years of experience as a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, medical practitioner, lecturer, coach, and consultant to produce outstanding results for individuals, teams, and organisations. Over the years she provided advice and expertise in the areas of interpersonal dynamics, resilience, personal mastery, and flourishing in the face of adversity and challenge. Her experience has on more than one occasion saved her life as well as the lives of others! 

Over the last 12 years, she has worked as a Medical Examiner providing expert opinion and assessments on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing, resilience, and capacity to work in periods of transitions and changes in a variety of organisations, including state and federal government.


In this episode we cover

  • Why Azita has a deep passion for caring for the health practitioner or carers
  • How the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted mental health
  • Positives that have come out of this experience for many 
  • Strategies to improve resilience and cultivate joy in complex times
  • The importance of perspective and if it can be taught
  • Why the health practitioner needs to be aware of their own triggers and self care and how this can influence our treatments
  • So much more