Areas of Specialty
Amanda works to empower her clients with the skills to generate internal strength, calm, confidence and reduce stress, anxiety, fear and depression.
Prenatal, Pregnancy, Postpartum & Parenthood
The journey through parenthood can feel overwhelming. From deciding if you want to become a parent or expand your family, to navigating fertility treatment, pregnancy and recovery.
Finding your feet as a new parent brings its own challenges, from changes to your relationships and career, to feelings of resentment, anxiety and depression.
You are not alone.
Amanda strives to provide families with compassionate support as they navigate the perinatal period and beyond.
As both a mother and a professional, Amanda combines her passion and expertise in her roles as a childbirth educator, mindfulness-based parenting teacher, child development practitioner and perinatal mental health specialist.
The secret of parenting is not in what a parent does but rather who the parent is to a child. When a child seeks contact and closeness with us, we become empowered as a nurturer, a comforter, a guide, a model, a teacher, or a coach.
Amanda offers a custom 5-session psychoeducational program designed for you to develop a range of skills to support you (and your partner) in the birth of your baby.
First Responders, Frontline Workers, Helping Professionals & their Partners
Amanda offers Critical Incident Stress Management, mental health consultancy, training, policy development and in house psychotherapist services to First Responder organizations.
The call to serve your community and take care of those who are sick or in crisis can be incredibly rewarding. But working in high-pressure, volatile environments can also lead to living on high alert, feelings of disconnection, exhaustion, and resentment.
You may be experiencing intrusive thoughts or memories. You may find yourself avoiding certain people or triggering places.
Having worked as a front line child protection worker within a multi-agency team for many years, Amanda understands what it is like to feel passionate about undertaking meaningful work, while managing the stress that comes with the territory.
We can learn to mitigate the stress by developing tools and tactics to process trauma, build resilience, and remain connected to our sense of purpose. Amanda can help you find balance, so that you can continue to serve your community and make an important difference in the lives of others.
Proactive mental health and wellness screenings
Annual, quarterly, monthly or post critical incident screenings and check-ins are available to provide an important opportunity to reflect on your mental health, resilience and any challenges or changes that you may be experiencing. This service is confidential and will screen for common occupational stress related injuries as well as provide you with an opportunity to set goals and consider what supports or tools you may benefit from engaging with or revisiting. Regular mental health and wellness screenings reduce barriers to seeking support when needed as a therapeutic relationship and referral pathways are already in place.
Life Transitions, Personal Development & Wellbeing
At times it can feel easier to carry on with our routines rather than take the time to make changes to improve our well-being. Other times, we may find ourselves either inspired to make improvements or forced by a crisis to find better ways to live.
We may need to build healthier, more meaningful relationships. We may need a better understanding of our values, purpose and sense of life’s meaning. Or we may be looking to heal and move on from events that have been holding us back.
Creating a support network is an important part of healing and successfully adapting new habits and new ways of being. Amanda specializes in creating conditions for inspiring insights, building resilience and nurturing self compassion to support you on your journey of understanding, growth and development.
Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.
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Training, Workshops & Consultancy
Amanda is available for consultation to professionals and organizations. She is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach, and has developed and delivered multi-agency policies and training for frontline workers both internationally, and in local and national government and university settings.
Training topics include:
Resourcing and Skill Development
Work Related Stress and Trauma
Normal Reactions to Abnormal Situations
Helping the Helpers
Utilising your Circle of Support to Rest, Recover and Reset
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