Jess is an occupational therapist and integrative wellness practitioner passionate about mind-body integration, and combining it with her unique Whole Life Wellness model as a potent tool for neuro-physiological change.
Jess believes that when we start to work on the mind and body as a synergistic whole and anchor ourselves to the stuff that matters; the life experiences, activities & connections that give us joy, meaning and purpose, we start to truly restore wellbeing, in a powerful and sustainable way.
A professional summary from Jess:
As a health and wellness practitioner passionate about changing lives, I am truly blessed to do what I love – helping men and women find their ultimate wellbeing, unveil their truest selves and live happy, vibrant, fulfilled lives, doing more of the things they love.
With over 15 years experience in the health and wellness industry, I am a fully registered allied health practitioner, completing my four year Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, graduating with first class Honours in a research project specialising in Indigenous school-skills development and evaluation at the Aboriginal Murri School in Brisbane, Australia.
I am also a mindfulness meditation teacher, mind-body practitioner and certified yoga teacher, with specialist knowledge in integrated lifestyle redesign and chronic illness recovery. I have just completed further studies at the Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute in Brisbane, Australia.
I have completed background training in human movement studies, nutritional medicine, mindfulness meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and active mind-therapy approaches to train your brain and rewire your mindset.
Over the past 10 years I have designed, developed, and rolled out successful integrated lifestyle programs within mainstream hospital settings, and worked in several health care arenas as a clinical therapist in acute care, physical rehabilitation, chronic pain, mental health and post traumatic stress disorder.
I am now following my heartfelt desires and developing my own Whole-Life Wellness packages, educational resources, and blogging, writing and sharing my wisdom to help people from all corners of the globe reach their Ultimate Wellness Potential, and leave a lasting footprint in the world.
I also provide professional mentorship and support to other therapists and practitioners in this field so they too can live out their heartfelt desires, take better care of themselves and make a difference in the lives of others.
I am a heart-centred visionary, writer, teacher and facilitator of change. I aim to inspire, educate, and encourage others to realise their potential as masters of their own wellbeing, to live the life they imagined, and to step into their truest selves.
I am a published author and researcher in an international Occupational Therapy health Journal and have contributed to several writings in professional magazines and websites. I have also written a children’s book (which I hope to publish one day!).
I have just started writing my first soul-inspired health & wellbeing book; a heart warming fusion of mind-body medicine, personal discovery, scientific wonder and powerful insight into sustainable health and wellness.
I love sharing my passions and knowledge in this field. I have contributed to speaking events, run workshops, lectured at the University of Queensland and presented my university honours research findings at the International OT World Conference in 2006.
I love contributing to community development initiatives and heart-driven projects aimed at contributing to a healthier, happier world.
I am a proud founding member of OOFRAS (Occupational Opportunities for Refugees and Asylum Seekers), an internationally recognised not for profit volunteer organisation I had the pleasure of helping develop from its infancy in 2004. Since its inception 12 years ago OOFRAS has brought greater meaning and life-fulfilment to thousands of socially marginalised refugee and asylum seeking populations around the globe. This is one of my proudest professional achievements to date.
Mostly, I am truly honoured to be reaching out and connecting with people wanting to create better health, wellbeing and life-fulfilment for themselves and others. I look forward to helping you FIND YOUR ULTIMATE WELLBEING.
Jess Leggatt | Occupational Therapist | Integrative Wellness Practitioner