Mandela Consciousness

Amelia Holden/ October 31, 2019/ Blog/ 0 comments

Your dignity is not something someone else can take from you, but we are vulnerable and our dignity can be wounded, bruised, negatively impacted and if you’re not aware of how to restore your dignity after a traumatic experience eventually we can lose sight of our self-worth and value.

Dr. Donna Hicks ( speaks to “The Role of Dignity in Healing Trauma” by first surrounding yourself with people who see you, who know who you are, and can remind you of your self worth (dignity). This happens by placing yourself in front of those in your tribe who mirror neurones of empathy, synchronization, and connection as they sit and listen to your narrative.

“I want to hear more and understand more.” Putting it into practice as a practitioner means acknowledging the person by being a good listener, building a sense of connection through developing human connection through empathy. When people have been roughed up they need acknowledgment for what they have suffered.

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About Amelia Holden

"Therapy is like shopping for shoes, you need to try different types on before you really find the right fit.” Amelia has been a Registered Social Worker for 20 years working with individuals, couples, and families who may have experienced intergenerational trauma, mental health diagnosis, or relationship ruptures causing stress and conflict within their daily lives. Amelia offers a non judgmental, safe place to be open and honest about whatever has brought you through the door. By structuring the therapy in a way goals can be accomplished collaboratively we will work towards a final session by building your own tool box of useful resources. Acknowledging the courage it took for you to reach out to a stranger for help at the most vulnerable time in your life, Amelia will listen to your narrative and share any knowledge and skills which can help bring balance to your life. Amelia believes it is important to validate the client's perspective, allow them to grow from learning through making mistakes, and giving them the knowledge of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control. Amelia promotes self growth and development in her daily life by practicing mindfulness, attending professional development courses, and building collaborations with other practitioners in the community.

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