This program is for you if...
You're looking for more connection, compassion and open loving communication within your family.
You dream of living in a home where you are seen, heard, and understood, and your children feel the same.
You desire to parent from your own philosophy and way of being (and modeling), rather than the wounds of your childhood (and all that "mom guilt", "shoulds" and "not doing it right" fears.)
You dream of living in a happy harmonious family where it feels safe to be you, where you feel good enough just as you are, and where you feel safe to navigate any conflicts and challenges together.
You are often triggered by your child's behaviour, and really desire to love, accept and support them, but also learn to support and accept these similar parts in yourself too.
You have done work on re-parenting your inner child, have been to therapy or tried other ways to heal and still feel like there is some heavy stuff from childhood affecting how you currently parent and live your life.
You feel ready to move beyond the past and parent from who you choose to be and are so ready to step into…but are feeling confused, unsure, and asking yourself: “LIKE HOW DO I DO THAT!? I feel like I am already trying everything and am at a loss for why parenting still feels this hard!"
You want to set yourself and your children up for a happier, more love, connection, and play-filled future.
You are ready to break up with the "hard", the stress, and the constant "fight or flight", to put your family first and finally find a way to "stay and play" together!
Could you use your own personal Mary Poppins (with an added healing bonus) on your team and
by your family's side?
This 6-month family-fun healing program is the dream solution for your family to live life in a NEW way, and with SO MUCH MORE PLAY!! It may be the thing you didn't even know you needed!
This program includes:
Twelve 60-minute coaching/energy healing sessions
for a parent within the family
Twelve 1-hour play based-healing sessions for your child.
Ongoing e-mail support to connect with Amanda to ask questions, receive the support to situations or questions that arise throughout the program, celebrate WINS, AHA moments and "connect the dots"!)
Children get a FREE 'Make Friends with Your Feelings' journal and book bag to support their learning, growth and development!
What parents and children are saying...
“Amanda is a wise and insightful person. She cultivates joy and is an immensely positive role model for both children and adults alike.
Being a new mother can be an incredibly daunting and humbling task, especially when faced with the sleep deprivation that a newborn can provide. Amanda was the only person my husband and I trusted to care for our young children. She is calm, patient, and childcare is intuitive for her. She can step into the door, read a novel situation and is so experienced and capable that she can immediately respond in a sweet, sensitive and child-focused manner that captivates children. She can positively transform their mood within minutes of her arrival. She is kind, compassionate and reassuring; they know Amanda values their thoughts, words and feelings, and she is amazingly perceptive and caring to their needs. As they have grown, into an eight-year-old and a four-year-old, Amanda has grown with them. She is firm but fair, imaginative and brilliantly creative. Somehow she juggles their different personalities, and various needs and wants, with a steadfast ease. When challenging situations arise, Amanda remains focused on helping the child weather the emotional storm that may be occurring so they can arise from the experience more equipped to communicate with words, knowledge and integrity. Amanda has been a key part of my family’s “village”.
“Exceptional” is the word I would use to describe my experience with Amanda. She cares in a profoundly beautiful way about helping children feel loved, valued and respected. She is a teacher, through and through, using every opportunity to instill and encourage healthy life choices for kids. She is so adept at this that the children often don’t realize how masterfully she has redirected their attention onto a positive activity, or in a more compassionate direction. She observes and listens carefully to children, providing wise guidance on their mindset and has many tools that can help improve relations to make the family calmer and more in tune to each other."
~ Maureen (Elise and Ewan's mom)
“I was in the play-based healing program because I needed help talking & working out my feelings. After working with Amanda, I can figure out my problems and say my feelings out to my friends and family.
What I found most helpful working with Amanda was playing, sometimes sharing and expressing my feelings. I learned to not worry about what other people feel and just tell my feelings to them. I think this happened through our time because I got to use my stuffed animals to work it out, practice first before I told the person.
I would recommend Amanda to everyone. She’s very good. Amanda’s best qualities and strengths are speaking and telling her feelings and stories, her braveness, smartness & everything. I loved Amanda. I loved being able to share my feelings, play (A LOT) and that I could tell her anything."
~ Lily, South Dakota, USA
"Since my 5-year old son has taken Play-Based Healing with Amanda, I have noticed much more space for emotions in our family. We are talking more about the emotions that we witness in each other. Amazingly, when we name the emotion, I can see an instant shift. The emotion is still present but less overwhelming. I see we are all taking more ownership for how we feel when the emotion is identified and that allows us to then honour the emotion and then take care what we need. The most amazing shift was being coached and validated through our journey embracing anger. I really have begun to trust that all emotions are safe and valued!
Amanda helped me to believe that all emotions are welcome. As a parent, I did know that emotions are communicating to us but I couldn't trust that they were all safe. The space that Amanda created and all the validation and support she provided consistently showed me that. I would (and have) recommended Amanda to others! Emotions are so important and I would hope more children and families are able to have support with understanding and embracing and communicating their feelings.
Amanda is a FANTASTIC communicator. Her positive energy is contagious. Amanda's shining quality is her ability to listen with her heart and show genuine compassion and interest. My son Clark would say EVERYTHING is the best part of Amanda. I think he just loved her presence, attention and enthusiasm for play. I know he also really loved her play space. I really appreciated the follow up emails sent the same day as the appointment, I loved that I could email Amanda in between appointments and I loved the little journal she gave Clark. Amanda has a really wonderful program here!
Thank you Amanda for being you and shining your light onto my family!!"
~ Naledi, Clark's Mom
"Me and Emaline have been butting heads since her birth. It's been a journey of many hard days,
nights and moments of wondering why we can't just get along.
Over the years I have found many ways to heal our relationship and tools that I've used. Some on the physical level, some the emotional, some the spiritual. And we've come a LONG WAY! BUT there has still been this pinch of resistance from both of us that keeps us in the same place. We are very much alike - she is my biggest mirror! So yes, this has some to do with it but I've always felt like I've been searching for the next thing I could bring to our relationship to help her through her feelings and mine.
And then I met Amanda.
Amanda has many wonderful gifts and one of them is working with children through Play. What is play based healing? Well, that would be a blog post! There's so much to share! But the Coles notes is to give your child a safe space to express their feelings through play. One of Emaline's go to expressions is that she goes into fight or flight when she is feeling certain things. She will either become aggressive or she will run away - literally, to both (I've been kicked and jumped on and I've ran around Costco or out of the park after her). Amanda works one on one, in virtual sessions, with Emaline, through play and this allows her to understand her more and is able to give her tools that will bring her back into a safe space more quickly when she is triggered by something.
We are only 4 weeks in and I am amazed at the difference these sessions have made in her ability to express how she is feeling. She's communicating more instead of going into her fight or flee reactions. I've been able to learn SO MUCH about her from the session take aways that Amanda sends after each one. And she has SO MANY amazing tools and ideas on how to address a certain situation or recurring patterns through play, that Emaline has really enjoyed.
I will be honest. Having to look to someone else for support with Emaline and her feelings and growth REALLY hit my EGO. A LOT. But even though I've learned so much about all the things, sometimes your child just doesn't want to hear about it from you. I HAD TO GET REALLY OK ABOUT THAT.
And I'm glad I did because our entire family is winning from this! It's SO important to understand how your child plays! Cause that's where their feelings are. And once you start to understand their feelings, is where the magic happens."
~ Julie, Emaline’s Mom
During the program you will...
Have space for clear and consistent communication within your family, and a safe space to talk about, name and feel any feelings that come up, with unconditional love and deep listening
You and your child will have a chance to reset your nervous system so you can feel calmer and more connected, while able to handle challenges with more ease, PLAY and tools to help you find a new way (when you need them)!
Your family will feel deeply supported, allowing for more presence, connection and time for YOU! This means more playtime for your child while you have time to play too! (YAHOO!)
This intuitively guided program is tailored to your family’s current needs/desires, integrating new tools, practices/routines, and supports that will help you most!
Parenting can feel lonely and confusing
Do you and/or your child experience health challenges or emotional triggers that could benefit from a different approach to healing? Or really big feelings and emotional outbursts that could use a safe space and a guide to hold you and hear you through it, while coaching you with tools and ways to better connect with your child, and support them through their own emotions too?
Do you feel like you could use more support in your home and consistent ongoing healing support for you to create a change that will last and also be fun and fast too!?
Are you ready for a breakthrough and to break free from family patterns (and patterns like perfectionism, people-pleasing and performing) to have a more patient, playful and present parenting experience?
Do you have a child that brings up a lot of your own "stuff"? Are you often triggered by your child's behaviour but really desire to love, accept and support them, and also learn to support and accept these similar parts in you too?
Would you benefit from some new tools to reconnect your relationship, and to rewire your brain, find your calm in the challenging moments and feel like a more connected and compassionate parent?
Would you like to receive support while your child does (in the PLAY way) that is developmentally appropriate for your child so they, too, have the tools and processes to feel safe in their bodies and find their words even when big emotions come their way?
Parenting can make you feel lonely, confused and quite vulnerable, and sometimes all you want and need is someone with you to help guide you through in the challenging, scary, and overwhelming moments...and celebrate all the WINS along the way too!
This program is for families who are SO ready for a more whole-centred family and play-based approach to "healing" that lasts! (And transcending childhood wounds and trauma FAST!!!)