An award-winning social entrepreneur, visionary, recovery coach and an inspiration to men and women around the globe, Amanda Willett is pioneering a movement to build trauma responsive communities around the world.
Amanda Willett is a survivor, human rights advocate, international trainer, and organizational coach, who provides trauma informed training development and delivery, together with mental health leadership guidance to hospitals, schools, and social service agencies.
As a subject matter expert on the RfR Method and leader in trauma responsive mind body wellness, Amanda trains helping professionals to become trauma informed and culturally responsive with the special skill set necessary to work with those who are recovering from the long-term effects of stress and trauma.
Her 20 + years of diverse experience have honed her into a dynamic influencer who has ultimately made it her life's goal to help survivors of GBV and other forms of complex trauma – rise-up, regain their dignity and re-build their lives.
She is passionate about sharing the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) study, raising awareness about the effects of trauma on our health over a lifetime.
This aspiration has led her to mentor and speak for numerous women's groups, corporations, and non-profits around the world, leading to her being recognized for her leadership and innovation in both 2011 and 2016. In 2021, Amanda was selected as one of 500 Companies and Influential Leaders who are recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements, and dedication to helping others.
Most recently, her organization Rituals for Recovery was nominated as Non-Profit of the year by the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. In 2022, Amanda was nominated as the G100 Canada Country Chair for Human Rights and featured as a 2022 Awardee, in the international coffee table book "Who's Who of the World" celebrating changemakers who are making a difference in business and life.
She previously served as Vice Chair on the board of Bethesda House Women’s Shelter and as a Board Director for Community Living Durham/Clarington in her home area of Durham Region, Ontario.
Amanda received her diploma from Durham College in Business Administration and Human Resource Management as well, has completed her Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate through Queens University. Amanda is a member of Yoga Alliance and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate through Soul Work™, 300-hour yoga psychology teacher training certificate with Ashley Turner, Trauma Informed Yoga Training with Ashley Turner, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Yoga Fit, Mindfulness Resilience Training with Veterans Yoga Project, Movement for Trauma Level 1 with Jane Clapp and is currently completing the Art of Rest, Restorative and YIN YTT by Scott Davis, and the Heart Math Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation.
Amanda is a certified trauma recovery coach who trained with the IAOTRC (International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaches) and a designated SHE RECOVERS Coach and Sharing Circle Facilitator for the SHE RECOVERS Foundation.
Amanda specializes in providing trauma relief tools for healthy self-nurture, helping PTSD, vicarious and complex relational trauma survivors ~ manage stress, anxiety, depression, burn out, compassion fatigue and other mental health challenges. She utilizes a combination of psycho-educational tools, therapeutic interventions and evidence-based self-regulation techniques, teaching the principles of yoga, energy, Jungian, and positive psychology, to help her clients find sanctuary, heal and foster resilience.
Amanda believes that joy and wellbeing are our birthright. Rituals for Recovery is an extension of her passionate belief that reclamation of self can change not only a life-it can change the world. By choosing, compassion and understanding over judgment and cruelty, we can begin to shift the paradigm, break the cycle of suffering, and heal humanity.