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Maureen - Toronto, ON
“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. My daughter relishes when she gets to spend one on one time with Amanda, practicing breathing, yoga, painting ceramics, baking, walking, dancing, singing, drawing, reading, journaling…Amanda has shared with her some unique techniques to help her express her feelings and emotions regarding school, friends and family; I have to admit that these tools have made my daughter a happier and more confident child as she continues to practice the skills that Amanda has taught her to help her navigate the ups and downs of grade 3.
My daughter, whom Amanda has helped to care for since she was a newborn, describes her as “Phenomenal!” She says “Amanda is my best friend and older sister in one - she is uplifting, creative, always kind and listens to me with respect.” “She helps me learn how to stay calm and breathe.” “I like how she helps me to feel positive and happy. My four-year-old son describes her as “Fun!” “She tells good stories.” “I like her unicorn and colourful rocks.”
Soofia - Oakville, ON
“Amanda first came into work with our son using the neuroplasticity program based on this idea of love and acceptance having the power to heal, using lots of the principles and tools based on the “Son Rise” program. Amanda met with us and listened to what we had to say. We discussed the challenges and areas of growth (what areas we thought he could use some support in). After that, Amanda spent time in the playroom connecting and bonding with him to then figure out the approach that would work best for him. She tailors her approach to each child, family and their needs. She does not use a “one size fits all” approach and is willing to work with the child and parents to figure out what might be most helpful to the child and family as a whole (mind, body and soul). Amanda worked with my son, finding the best ways to help support him to help him transition back to school. Using her intuition and connection with my son, Amanda used several modalities during these sessions including neuroplasticity/play therapy, intuitive energy healing, yoga, family meditations, and even brought in crystals which he was very drawn to. She helped me to see that he was really aware of the energy around him and that the key was him feeling safe enough in the environment to join in, get grounded and that calming his nervous system was the key to doing so. Amanda makes it so fun and connects with kids at the level that they understand while still achieving the results of the learning that is ready to happen. Amanda makes healing fun, like it’s a game! Her approach is lighthearted with effective results. She helped my child to connect with what he loves, go into his world (“join”) to connect with him and work her magic.
Amanda is so genuine, sincere, loving, and non-judgemental. She listens and is so intuitive. Amanda’s vibe and aura is full of positivity, happiness that anyone can’t help but feel when she is around. Amanda brings that positivity and spreads it around to whoever she is with. Children and especially those with special needs have this sixth sense about people and my son absolutely loves Amanda. He knows when people are being genuine and he loves her so much. Amanda goes above and beyond the call of duty to help her clients and it doesn’t just end when she leaves. She always cares. She sees the whole picture as opposed to just one part of it. Amanda has instilled the whole concept of love and acceptance as the key to moving forward.
One of the biggest changes for my son was that after working together, he has transitioned back to school after being homeschooled for 2 years. He started school in 2018 going for half days 5 days a week but had a tough time with this and needed some one-on-one support before trying to retransition. When he first tried to go back to school, he started having huge meltdowns, refused to go to school and did not want to be there. It seemed like he was experiencing the world as being “too much/too loud” (sensory overload) and he was not able to feel safe in the environment. Amanda could feel that this was the case and her own experience with sensory sensitivity and overstimulation from her own brain injury allowed her to understand this and apply what helped her in helping him. My son feels safe around Amanda and it allows him to feel safe enough to enter the world and “join”. This approach helped him to be able to go to school and feel safe enough to open up to others in a new environment.
As a result of Amanda’s work with my son, it was pretty obvious that when he re-entered back to school, he was able to transition without the same issues that he faced initially. He was able to cope better, sensory overload stimuli had decreased and one of the best things was Amanda was able to accompany him to school at first to see which areas needed more work. She was able to liaise with the school to speak to them about different strategies to use and observing what she saw in school, she would further work with Danyal at home to help him.
Now in 2019, Danyal is attending school for extended periods of time where he is participating, integrating, and spending time with others. His behaviours in school have decreased. Danyal is more accepting, able to participate, learn, sit, better able to listen to teachers and join in!
I can’t really put into words how meeting Amanda has changed me. She is truly inspirational and her positivity, enthusiasm, and kindness are contagious. Amanda has really helped me to see things differently and accept what is and what could be. I will be forever grateful for her. I met Amanda during one of the most difficult periods of my life. At the time, Amanda was brought into work with my youngest son. However, it became apparent that I was in desperate need of coaching, self-love and healing. I was feeling alone, uncertain, vulnerable, and not able to see my own worth. I wasn’t sure how I could ever rise above it at all or see a way through. Amanda helped me see that I was worthy of putting myself first after a long time of putting others well-being before my own.
After working with Amanda, I was able to focus on myself and believe in myself. This gave me the confidence to do things that I never thought I could do and it changed my approach and way of thinking. I was able to find a job after not working for a long time because of the “I can” belief instilled in me by Amanda really teaching me that everything is possible and nothing is impossible! I was doing stuff that I normally would not do because of all the talks we had together and how Amanda taught me to approach and see things. She helped me to see that when I put myself first, this has a positive effect on the whole family (like an upward spiral or “ripple effect”). I can see that if I’m not in a good place, that affects everybody. If I am not in a good place mentally and physically, then I can’t help the rest of my family. I have learned to apply this in different areas of my life and learned coping strategies to deal with any “symptoms”, emotional challenges (outbursts) or difficulties my child is experiencing. I can see how supporting myself in those moments also supports him.”
Anne - Port Townsend, Washington
“My experience working with Amanda was completely transformative and one of the most profound experiences of my life. When I met Amanda I was suffering from chronic fatigue, depression, food sensitivities, and PCOS. Despite my committed efforts to a wide gamut of healing protocols from both western and alternative doctors, I could not get healthy.
In working with Amanda, my health transformed and I underwent a paradigm shift in self-perception and thus my perception of life beyond my self. In each session, I felt the weight of my symptoms evaporate and a growing sense of power to heal from within. To speak of my transformation is to speak of the way it feels to be alive. My life and vision for my future is limitless, unbounded, broken open and expanding. My symptoms of fatigue are significantly less, my hormones are easily balanced, I eat for pleasure, and I am simply happy. I'm working full-time for the first time in my life. At the end of the week I feel energized and excited for the weekend. I spend long hours in the art studio; a practice I had abandoned in my sickness. I am more connected with friends and family. I feel true self-love.
In the big picture of health care, I believe there is nothing greater that one can receive than the ability to heal from within, and the empowerment that comes from the process of realizing this power. Thriving health is available to everyone Amanda works with. Amanda's coaching creates immediate and potent changes in health.
Amanda is warm, kind, loving, and non-judgmental. Her presence in our sessions was full of light and positivity. She is intuitive and perceptive of other people's needs. These qualities combined with her deep understanding of neuroplasticity made for effortless and powerful sessions. From our first meeting, I felt safe to be vulnerable with Amanda. When she listens, I feel like she is really hearing me and when she speaks, I feel renewed focus and confidence.
Another one of Amanda's strengths is her ability to reflect her clients' progress.
Given the non-linear path of recovery, this was totally critical in my journey. At the times when I lost sight of my trajectory, Amanda celebrated my hard work and my wins...in a sense stepping into the role of a higher self when I was struggling to occupy that level of mind. This catalyzed my healing and shortened my lapses of self. This speaks to Amanda's dedication and true caring for her clients.”
Amar - Toronto, ON
Rainbow Energy Healing with Amanda was a wonderful experience and she managed to facilitate a safe space for me to feel comfortable enough to release deep seated core wounds. It wasn’t always easy or pleasant to feel those emotions as they surfaced but Amanda has a wonderful loving presence and she guided me with grace. I struggled with romantic relationships for a long time. I felt that I wasn’t able to let anyone in, communicate my wants and needs, set healthy boundaries and I suffered from separation anxiety. These challenges were all faced with love and healed miraculously. Being around her has allowed me to move through life with a lighter touch, to step more into the role of the observer and allow things to be and I am grateful. Amanda is a blessing and her ability to see the love in everything is unmatched.