I reached out to Amanda when I was in a bad shape mentally. My anxiety has taken over my mind, and Amanda has helped me to understand why I felt certain ways and shift my thinking on how to see things differently. I did the Inner Child Healing sessions with her because I had childhood trauma that needed to be resolved.After completing those sessions with Amanda, I found power within me that I did not know I always have inside me. Her therapy sessions helped me to discover that I actually have strength within me, that I am deserving, and that I am able and have the power to change things inside my head. Most of my fear disappears as soon as I take back control of my mind. The sessions helped me understand miserable situations from different perspectives. I have so many negative beliefs that were passed on by previous generations because of their own traumas and problems, and it almost took control of my entire mind/life. But now, things are different for me after therapy. I feel lighter and 'worthy'. I acknowledged my trauma but no longer let it define or control me. Thank you Amanda for your help and will certainly recommend this inner child trauma program to anyone whose inner child is hurt from childhood. I am grateful for Amanda and will always look forward to my next session with her.
You have been amazing to offer free sessions for the lonely and vulnerable during lockdown. Your kindness and generosity is remembered and acknowledged.
I have been working with Amanda for several months now on my mental health. I came to Amanda to help me with my mental health. Over the time we spent together we were able to uncover, process, be educated on my negative thought beliefs. Amanda offered a place, where I felt safe, respected, understood, heard, validated without judgement or critique. This safe space, along with Amanda's expertise allowed to transform my life by removing negative thought beliefs by understanding them. She allowed me to become a person who is not suffering from my own mental health, from depression to anxiety, and process negative emotions. I am now a person who is significantly more self confidence in myself and life in general. I feel prepared and well equipped to deal with life's challenges and opportunities. This was a life changing experience that allows me to finally move again through life with a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
My 3 kids absolutely loved your emotional wellness workshop over the school holidays. Thanks for everything you taught them.
Doing EMDR has allowed me to feel free of my past. I really enjoyed that each session was so creative with different methods Amanda used.I'm so grateful.
After just one online session, Amanda taught me an anchoring technique so that I can control my reactions on the field.
I have 2 sons, 9 and 11 years old. Life has thrown a few big challenges our way lately and while working on your book...I let the boys have a read. I loved the book and thought it was probably a great idea. We have been having a few issues with regard to overwhelming emotions. They read the book 2 weeks ago and the daily changes have been fantastic. They really enjoyed reading the book and writing out their own self reflections. Even more remarkable then the at home changes, it was the first day back at school yesterday. My youngest had an incident free day for the first time in way too long.I really can't thank you enough, from all 3 of us. Watching them take control fo their mind monsters and starting to pull themselves up is the most beautiful thing. So thank you for providing an excellent resource to help bridge the gap where I was falling a little short.
"Positive Thinking Clinic has changed my life, Amanda is an amazing therapist, we have gotten excellent results in a short amount of time.I would highly recommend Positive Thinking Clinic. Their practice is also amazing, you feel very warm and comfortable inside the therapy room, you are almost at home!!!I found Amanda to deliver instant results she is extremely effective and empathetical, I was able to notice my whole life to change for the most positive reason within 3 sessions.Have tried lots of therapy but Amanda by far was most effective I look forward to my sessions, Amanda gets to the point quick with instant results I couldn't be more happier.Thank you Positive Thinking Clinic
So proud to be selected from over 3000 entries received this year. Recognised for vision, planning and hard work as a sole operator
I have visited Amanda's Clinic on a number of occasions and have sent my teen there too. What I like best about the Clinic is the therapy room and it's safe feeling. You immediately feel a sense of comfort and I knew straight away this was the right place for my son.
"Highly recommend the Positive Thinking Clinic for adults and children. Amanda is so gifted at what she does. I only wish I had discovered her earlier. Her clinic is beautifully laid out and her way of giving perspective in such a caring, genuine and most importantly helpful way to both myself and my daughter cannot be faulted"
"I just want to say thank you so much Amanda for your amazing professional yet very friendly and personal approach to our one on one session. I never felt like a number, you also make me feel so special and that I can trust you can help me through so many challenges in life. I always walk out feeling new and refreshed. Highly recommend Amanda to everyone!"
My therapy sessions at Positive Thinking Clinic have been very beneficial for me & helped me with dealing with my anxiety, my thoughts & my over all wellness. Amanda is an amazing therapist with her calm, warm & soothing approach through every session. I highly recommend her & the clinic as there is always a warm, welcoming & comfortable atmosphere.
“Amanda has a very calm energy that my children connected with immediately. She has worked with our two children in an individual way helping them to understand themselves better and have strategies to better manage their emotions. We are very grateful”
"My kids have attended the workshops and have had the best experience Amanda’s space is just so calming.. My eldest son has also seen Amanda one on one and words can not express what she has done for him. He doesn’t get along with everyone but he adores her and had such a good experience while seeing her. Can not recommend her enough."
"PTC is a calm and peaceful place to be. Amanda instantly provided me with a safe and secure emotional space. She has helped me see my problems from a different perspective and has taught me how to overcome them in a positive manner. I also learn to understand myself more and how to be a better version of myself. Amanda is professional and I highly recommend anyone to seek mental health help from Amanda."
I was pleased to see my child engage so well with sand tray therapy. I did not realise how it could stimulate conversation.
I met Amanda at a recent conference and was pleased to hear of her passion for continuous learning. She is an inspiration.
Amanda is the most professional knowledgeable caring person. Highly recommend her to anyone needing her services.
Dealing with worry:By finding faith in Jesus and Amanda’s positive motivation using hypnotherapy I have learned to not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about it self. Surrendering to god and looking for the positive in life instead of the problem takes the pressure of always trying to figure things out. Swapping anxiety for the excitement that I may feel when I achieve something is something that I thought wasn’t possible. Getting closer to your spiritual side, prayer and allowing people like Amanda to help you, I find that I have peace regardless of the tribulations. 🌸🙏🌸🙏
Recognising Bayside Business Excellence: I am writing this testimonial as the owner of Positive Thinking Clinic.Bayside council is looking to recognise local businesses who excel in this field. Best business practices within specific industry categories relevant to the size of the business, assist in creating categories.Positive Thinking Clinic has been lucky enough to qualify for the following category:Emerging business excellence for under 2 years.Proudly supporting the growth and development in the community in my own unique way.
My name is Jay and I am 10 years old.I have gone to the Positive Thinking Clinic to do workshops about 10 times.It feels relaxing when you are in there doing the workshops with Amanda.My favourite workshop so far has been a workshop where you learn about friendships.Amanda is a kind, caring and lovely person who is always positive and kind to everyone even if you do something wrong she is still positive.For any new people who are going, you don’t have to be shy because everyone is positive and KIND.July 2019
My name is Dion and I am 7 years old.I have gone to the Positive Thinking Clinic to do workshops with Amanda over 10 times.I feel calm and relaxed when I am in the group because I make new friends and learn new things.My favourite was a workshop where we learned about grief.Amanda is a kind and caring person who makes you happy.You don’t need to be shy because everyone is shy.July 2019
"The Positive Thinking Clinic is excellent in the amount of information it provides to people, particularly in relation to mental health, attitude and of course, a POSITIVE mindset. Keep it up Amanda!"
"Thanks for the help and professional support that you have given me. I appreciate your time and value your service.Your advice on different techniques on quieting and relaxing my mind has helped me modify my lifestyle allowing me to be happier and be more focused on what I want to achieve."
"Amanda is an absolute professional, the way in which she conducts her practices is leading edge. Thanks for all the help Amanda 10/10!"
"Amazingly positive in every single way. Just chatting to Amanda brightens up my day. Thank you for everything"
"Amanda is absolutely sensational! So professional, the moment I walk into her beautiful office I feel a sense of calm and I always leave feeling better equipped! Highly recommended!
"Amanda has been so fantastic to see, she is so personable that I felt like I'd known her for years and instantly felt comfortable. I would highly recommend her!"
"Amanda made my daughter feel at ease straight away. She treated her like an individual, not a text book. Amanda empowered her with tools to help her in her day to day life and at school.She helped her become that happy, confident girl that she once was.I highly recommend the Positive Thinking Clinic"
"I especially love the kids holiday clinics that Amanda hosts during the school holidays. My son loves attending them and has a wonderful rapport with Amanda. The clinic covers topics such as sibling rivalry, bullying, homework, organisation, anxiety (amongst others) which have proved invaluable for my family. Every child should attend these clinics!"
"The team from Positive Thinking Clinic lead by Amanda Dounis have helped me a lot this past 14 months and I cannot stress enough how important it is to receive the right support at the right time in your life. Great people to have on your side!
"I'm loving your posts, they keep me drawn to your page"
"It was a pleasure to attend workshops at Positive Thinking Clinic, which has enabled me to utilise great life skill strategies.Especially dealing with strategies on anxiety. Thank you PTC Hope to attend more workshops"
"I have been sending my daughter (preschool age) to the Positive Thinking Clinic with the beautiful Amanda and she absolutely absorbs every positive experience that she has there and recalls everything back to her friends and family. The atmosphere when you enter the clinic is peaceful and calming, and the way in which Amanda speaks to the children is respectful and inviting, really giving the children the best opportunity to feel connected and like they belong.The experiences that my daughter explores with Amanda are all relevant and aid specifically to my daughters emotional needs."
"Such a warm and welcoming space, would recommend the PTC to anyone!"
"I've been enjoying interacting with Positive Thinking Clinic. The posts have been very informative"
The Positive Thinking Clinic has such a calm and warm environment making you feel relaxed as soon as you walk through the doors.I have witnessed the strategies children have learnt and used from Amanda's workshops.I think it is such a great program and have seen the great tools and strategies that have been incorporated into these sessions!"
"I have sent my 3 children to some of Amanda's workshops and have been really happy with the outcome and information of these workshops and also really impressed that my children have always been eager to go back a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time. I have also seen the great benefit of one on one sessions at the Positive Thinking Clinic with Amanda for myself, and for one of my children.Her words are simple yet so empowering.She is calm, making you feel comfortable from the moment you step into the clinic. I would highly recommend Amanda to friends and family."
"Amanda is a professional psychotherapist, provides people with a great support and a positive outlook.I always enjoy listening to her live videos and warm words, which help me re-think about healthy ways of daily living.Her calming techniques helped me use them at the learning environment with children.Great tips and advice, thank you Amanda, for all the useful information.I would highly recommend Positive Thinking Clinic!!!"
I was going through a very bad time in my life filled with anxiety and fear due to a divorce and raising two children on my own.Amanda, through hypnosis helped me immensely! She is absolutely brilliant at what she does and is there for you whenever you need her!I am now a very strong, happy independent woman, raising two little warriors.I highly recommend Amanda"
"Amanda is a kind and caring individual who is dedicated to helping people. She is passionate about her work and I would highly recommend her if you are looking to improve your mental health.She is amazing with children and adults alike. She keeps things simple and easy to understand. You can't help but feel calmness from your very first session."
"Amanda has helped my whole family on a range of things over the last year and cannot recommend her enough. She's in tune with each of our individual needs and I always walk out of there feeling a million times better!My kids can't wait to return after each workshop they do either.Thanks Amanda !"
"Amanda has given us great ideas and the confidence to educate children in our care. I have visited the clinic a few times and it has always been an amazing experience.I love following her page and listening to blogs.I would definitely recommend her services."
"Amanda is an amazing psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I've known her personally for 13 years. She is so professional and so warm.Always there when you need help and advice.I highly recommend her.Being a mum of two teenagers she always put things in perspective and got me through tough times, from dieting to dealing with anxiety and life's stresses.She is a gem."
Excellent clinic. Amanda has a wealth of knowledge in these areas.Would highly recommend the Positive Thinking Clinic
"Love the beautiful aesthetics of the positive thinking clinic, clean and creative. Inside is a beautiful environment of calming and natural aesthetics. Amanda really represents everything of the positive thinking clinic from the way she welcomes someone to the way she says goodbye."
"Excellent clinic with not only experienced staff who offer the best by far but amazing in every way. Beautiful clinic. Highly rated and strongly recommended. Thank you so much for everything. Amanda you are one in a million"
This testimonial is simply to announce that The Positive Thinking Clinic has been nominated as Small Business Awards Finalist.The most amazing thing about this is the recognition from the community. This clinic is proud to be contributing to adults, children, groups and individuals. And will continue to do so. A passionate therapist keeps the positive results circulating.
"Amanda makes my daughter feel at ease straight away. She treated her like an individual, not a text book.Amanda empowered her with tools to help her in her day to day life and at school. She helped her become that happy, confident, striving girl that she once was.I highly recommend the Positive Thinking Clinic"
A Testimonial From a Dental Experience (from fear to less fear):My son Manuel had a fear of the dentist and I knew he needed to visit one sooner then later and I remember bringing it up one day and he lost all self control he started crying and refused to go So in my head I knew he needed help So I called Amanda from @positivethinkingclinic who is also one of my closest and dearest friends who I trust with my children minds Manuel walked in with having a fear of the dentist being a 10 and by the time Amanda had worked her wonderful skills he was at a 2 she transformed his relationship with the dentist to trust him. Amanda also recorded Manuel’s session and we took it away with us and during the week we listened to it again Manuel’s session with Amanda was on Sunday and on Wednesday we where at the dentist. Manuel had some fear on the day but nothing Amanda couldn’t talk him through and to trust the dentist. I would like to thank Amanda for the transformation in my son and his new found trust in his dentist Dr Michael Azer @BrightonDentalstudio at Brighton le sands he was so caring and fantastic with my son again thank you Manuel last time walked out of the dentist and said I don’t ever want to see you again This time we made an appointment for our next check up and when walking out Manuel turned to the dentist and said see you soonFay Dimitriadis (mum)For a video testimonial on Manuels immediate experience after guided visualisation please visit https://youtu.be/_MIEnrojHSA
"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.”