Amanda Reynolds was awarded a Masters of Social Work from the University of Western Australia and she is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Amanda is also a Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitator, she is trained in Suicide Prevention, Person Centred Practice, The Sanctuary Model, Trauma Informed Care, Responding to Pain Based Behaviours and the needs of people struggling with their identity.
Amanda has experience in the fields of advice for people with intellectual & physical disabilities, mental health, childhood trauma, drugs and alcohol dependence, abuse, neglect and grief and loss. Having been exposed to significant life changing events, many of Amanda's clients have experienced the raw effects of shame and disconnection. This is why the work of Dr. Brené Brown's The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ features heavily in Amanda's practice.
In addition to Amanda's genuine passion and commitment in promoting and advocating for the rights, dignity and personal autonomy of vulnerable people, she also has extensive experience and knowledge in providing supervision to staff who work in stressful and demanding environments. This includes supporting employees to navigate their way
through State and Federal legislation and organisational policy and procedures. Amanda's expertise in contemporary supervision can be delivered in a formal structured manner or a tailored individualised approach, depending on the needs of the client. This includes using the process of Transformational Learning in supervision, which is particularly beneficial for experienced practitioners who are seeking critical reflection to develop different forms of learning.
Amanda has extensive experience providing training in Trauma Informed Care, Pain Based Behaviours, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and The Sanctuary Model. She delivers the Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ The Gifts of Imperfection™ and BOLD™ Workshops in West Australia.
Individual sessions are currently Skype only.
Courage is often needed to commit to saying goodbye to values, ideas, theories and ideologies that have been central to our lives for so long....with open mind, heart and will, we are prepared to embrace the consequences of this new way of thinking (Carroll, 2005).
Amanda Reynolds has extensive experience in providing contemporary professional supervision within the human services sector. She understands that not everyone is given the quality or frequency of supervision required to navigate their way through their personal and professional challenges. She is successful in bridging a composite of processes, such as State and Federal Legislation, organisational policy, procedures, frameworks and models, with the work involved in everyday practice. Furthermore, she supports you to maintain a high level of functioning, resilience and stability, so that you can nurture and sustain positive and healthy personal and professional relationships. Having herself worked in Child Protection, Residential Care, Mental Health and Disability organisations, Amanda also understands the responsibilities and stresses involved in working with physically and mentally unwell people.
Using the Transformational Learning Model to shape your process of Professional Supervision, Amanda will empower and support you to engage in high levels of openness and critical reflection. This will enable you to examine and reassess your pre-existing values and ideologies that might be inhibiting your capacity for change. This includes understanding the context in which you have made sense of the world throughout your life and how you currently view your relationship with others. Transformational Learning in Supervision is particularly beneficial for those who have significant experience in their field and are seeking to expand their thinking, pursue avenues of creativity and embrace change.
Amanda is accountable to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Supervision Standards. She focuses on improving education, support and accountability and providing people with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Individual sessions are currently Skype only.
Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, BOLD™
& The Gifts of Imperfection™
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of
Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process we explore topics
such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.
When you are brave in life, sometimes you fall. Even though you want to get back up, the stories you tell yourself about your personal and professional struggles keep you stuck in a cycle of fear, self doubt and regret. Rising Strong™ will help you challenge those stories so you can rewrite your future. The goal of the Rising Strong™ process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness.
LIVE BRAVE. BE ORIGINAL. LOVE BIG. DARE GREATLY.
BOLD™ is a courage building curriculum, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown , for adolescents who want to take a deep dive into self discovery, shame resilience, vulnerability, courage, and personal leadership. Loaded with fun experiential activities, BOLD™ will open the doors for meaningful conversations and rich learning equipping teens with confidence, courage, compassion, and connection to show up being their best self: BRAVE and BOLD
We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, and lead.
Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace The Gifts of Imperfection™.
Amanda is available for individual consultation, counselling and professional supervision. She planning BOLD™ and The Gifts of Imperfection™ workshops for 2021.
For further information on Dr. Brené Brown's work, including links to her Ted Talk videos and online training, go to www.brenebrown.com
Dr. Brené Brown & Amanda Reynolds in Sydney 2016 for the Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitators Course.
Amanda Reynolds, MSW, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, has over ten years experience working with children, young people, adults and families. She is trained in suicide prevention, identity displacement, understanding the impact of trauma, responding to pain based behaviours and the needs of hurt people. She also has extensive clinical inter agency experience as the lead practitioner in the development of risk and treatment management plans for her clients.
Amanda integrates the work of Dr. Brené Brown into her counselling by identifying and supporting clients to let go of the stories that have been holding them back in their personal and professional relationships. Reactive behavioural responses and inhibitors such as letting go of what people think, comparison, addiction, perfectionism, anxiety, self doubt, fear, disconnection, blame, shame, never being enough and the importance of certainty all feature heavily in Amanda's sessions.
Amanda supports people to develop self compassion, resilience, empathy, authenticity and gratitude. She works on the principles that we are all enough and worthy of love and belonging. Individual sessions are currently Skype only.
- Brené Brown
"We need to bring home all of the parts of ourselves: the successes, but also the hard stories, the orphaned stories, the stories that we don't want to claim, and the stories that get in the way of who we want to be."
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