"from what I learned with Amanda; one mindedness and calm reflections, learning to take care of my brain, disciplining not to be in a self destructive manner, continuing the ponder of the definition of "self love", and to accept myself for who I am now" THANK YOU AMANDA, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE
"I am very pleased with the different techniques we had the opportunity to practice; It will be very positive for the children; If we could really consider introducing and improving mindfulness to our daily activities, we can better manage our levels of stress. And this will impact the children in a great way! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in the seminar: I have taken positive points, not only to apply at work, but also to my personal life."
"Now I know what happened to me last year and it will help me 'switch' my mind to stop 'it' from re-occurring again."
"An experience that was so wonderful. Fantastic exercises to keep me mindful in day to day life. Loved the meditation exercises and now I can do them with not only myself but with my children"
Thankyou Amanda for the great work you have done in your “work shops” in helping my son get over his severe anxiety. So here’s my story: My son who is 8 years old all of the sudden started suffering from anxiety to the point he would make him self sick and start crying every morning on approach to school and beg for me to take him home,we would walk him in and sit with him,the teachers would talk to him and settle him down, well as a parent it was very heartbreaking, stressful and unbearable to watch. We tried everything, we spoke to the teachers, friends,principal and we were unable to help, so I started taking him to a few of the work shops,he enjoyed them and had fun and slowly but surely we saw improvement. So now we are at the point where we are happy to go to school, I even do kiss and ride and my son is so happy and uses some techniques that he learnt to get him over his anxiety. So from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much.😘💜
"Dear Amanda, I love coming to your centre and its really fun. I hope to come again because it calms me down and by the end I feel so relaxed. I like how Fotini comes to help us and my favourite thing to do is the activity cards. I like the drawing and the colouring in and I like spending time with you and Fotini."
"Attending the mindfulness presentation has helped me develop skills that I am able to apply to my workplace and in my personal life. The 5 mindful breaths are a part of my daily routine now. Thank you Amanda for the opportunity to learn the benefits of being mindful and in the present moment to help me to be the best that I can be."
"Thanks for the session yesterday Amanda. I was very relaxed doing the meditation. And I learnt lots of new things that can help me be confident and relaxed. I enjoyed colouring in Chester the cat when he was anxious. Thanks it was really fun."
"Thank you for the sessions yesterday Amanda. The thing that I learned about is MEDITATION, and RELAXING and BREATHING (4-7-8)....."
"Before attending this workshop I was unsure of how to think and act mindfully. I now have the knowledge to think mindfully in everyday interactions, as well as incorporating it into planned experiences for the children my child care centre that I work at. Thank you for teaching me how to broaden my mindset!"
"After completing the workshop I have learnt different ways to self regulate in situations that would normally make me angry"
"Throughout this workshop I was able to see the negative outcomes of always rushing and I can recognise many tasks that I do on automatic pilot. I find the topic very interesting and would now want to understand more in order to use and teach the skills to others that I know"
"Congratulations on realising your dream. I am truly moved by your choice to create a healing centre where others can experience your positive influence. As long as I remember us, I recall 2 teenagers, aged no more than 15, trawling through psychology related books to learn about human nature in our local TAFE. What I learnt then about body language and basic psychology, still remains with me all these decades on. Clearly, you have remained a life learner in this space. As I read your blogs last night, it was as if you were speaking to me, in your deliberate, controlled, calm and conscise manner. Your precision in your communication is always right on point. I often reflect on how you reached out to me in 2003 when you heard I had returned home from my overseas stint. Separated from my husband, the only long term relationship I had ever experienced that began in my mid teens. I found myself lost, an empty vessel with no direction or meaningful purpose of my own. You stood by my side as I rose ever so slowly both physically and emotionally from the ruins that were left of me. Although my suffering was not overt to the world, you knew my light and you gently reminded me of who I was. Amanda, your presence inspired me- in every sense of the word, you 'breathed life back into me'. I began to consider possibilities for my own life just by being in and around you and yours. I believed that I could realise a family and children of my own, one day have a home, perhaps even a business? Thank you for supporting my new relationship as we laid the foundations in those early days. Building trust and commitment again was a very slow process for me. Today though, it has secured my dream of creating my own family with 2 sons of my own. I am in continuous gratitude for the direction you pointed me to move towards in business. I am grateful for all the support and encouragement you offered, always providing positive solutions for any encounter I catastrophised. I am in gratitude for believing in my potential with unwavering conviction even though I wobbled and stumbled my way through. It has afforded me financial security and freedom to live an abundant and prosperous life fulfilling on my hearts desires. Today I reflect on my life experiences, I am grateful for the teachings and proceed along my life's journey with evidence that I will overcome, learn and thrive from life's persistent challenges. I believe you unveiled my potential and attribute my strong self belief, inner strength and enormous capacity of efficiency, to the ripple effect and influence you have on everyone you meet. You are extraordinary! Your presence on this planet touches, moves and inspires all whom have the privilege to meet you. Good luck Jonny, you are exactly where you are meant to be, our world needs more of your light to shine bright so others can see! I keep a simple quote close to me that read, "whoever is happy makes others happy!" Keep being happy Jonny, we need more happy. I love you, I am grateful our paths crossed again, I often think about you and I smile, our memories etched in my mind for life. I cried when I read your story about 'Douni', I'm sorry for that terrible heart breaking experience. Sending you Huge energetic hug, until I smother you with a real big one. You asked for a sentence, the delay in giving you something came because my experience of knowing you extends beyond one or two sentences. This is the most abridged version that flowed from me this morning."
"I will always be grateful for the recommendation to seek help with Amanda from Positive Thinking Clinic. She is an excellent and caring counsellor whose wisdom and insight continues to uncover and reveal the underlying reasons for my behaviours. She brings a deep and inspiring faith perspective into the conversations, which strengthens the accountability she always expects. While it is not always comfortable or easy to discover these things, Amanda continually exercises professionalism and patience. I do and have recommended PTC with the highest degree of confidence."
"I have been seeing Amanda on a regular basis and after every session I have noticed little changes in myself. She is so easy to talk to and she has the knowledge and skills to get you to break down barriers you thought you could never break down. Her kind nature, non judgemental attitude and ability to really listen to you is what has gotten me through a rough patch. She is phenomenal and I cannot wait to continue my treatment with her and become the person I want to be."
"Amanda is great and so easy to talk to, her sessions are so helpful at helping me to achieve my goal and I'm already feeling an improvement just after a few sessions with Amanda"
"After seeing Amanda Dounis over 6 sessions, I am grateful to say that I feel free. I am now free to face my fears, and Amanda taught me how. I did not realise that running from such feelings was doing more harm. I now feel such progress with new techniques that I have learned."
“Before beginning sessions with Amanda, I was struggling with my mental state. I had discussed with her about events that have occurred throughout my life, and things I had to ‘let go of.’ I have completed one hypnotherapy session so far, and words cannot describe how differently I already feel! The issues I was dealing with have suddenly subsided. Amanda was amazing! I was instantly drawn to her, and I now know why…she made me feel completely comfortable with no judgements, and I opened up to her like I never could with anyone else”
“A truly valuable experience. Amanda, your words of wisdom and the sound of your voice during our sessions has been truly mesmerising and uplifting. Your empathy and ability to share personal experiences makes it a comfortable and enjoyable experience and has helped me during our sessions to be able to personally open up and target areas that have been difficult to uncover. Thank you for all your support and continued guidance.”
“I have known Amanda for over 17 years, she has taken on many roles in my life; employer, mentor, friend and now Therapist. Amanda has always been a positive person and has always been able to solve problems with manageable solutions. Her words are easy to take in. She is calm, …positive, …and the goals she sets are achievable with strategies that you can really implement into your life. It was easy for Amanda to get me to relax during our first Counselling /Hypnotherapy session. My body was heavy and I could feel every breath I took. And with her words I was comfortable at letting her guide me. I would highly recommend Amanda not only for her professionalism, wisdom, calmness and knowledge but because her positivity surrounds her and creates a beautiful aura.”
“I have known Amanda personally and professionally for over 20 years. Over this time, she has and continues to mentor me. Her knowledge and passion has been invaluable. She has motivated, inspired, and provided me with the tools to successfully run two of my own businesses. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her continued support.”
“I have had 2 therapy sessions on hypnosis with Amanda. As a sceptic about hypnosis my opinion changed immediately after my first session. Amanda’s calming voice and calming surroundings made me feel very comfortable as soon as I walked into the office. The state of relaxation that I received was truly an amazing sensation. The changes I have felt and seen, both physically and mentally after 2 sessions is drastic. Physically, weight changes occurred for me as I released stress that I was unaware was there. This has been a battle for me for years. Mentally, I had a feeling of relief and understanding. The sessions really changed my outlook in situations and definitely turned my thoughts from negative to positive. Amanda’s words are very powerful and very easy to listen to. I was able to create a connection with her and felt very understood.”