Adjusting to Life With Chronic Illness
Are you having a tough time adjusting to life with a chronic illness? Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through?
You're not alone!
Around half of our population has a least one chronic health condition and living with a chronic illness is among the top ten life stressors we can experience!
This presentation aims to validate this experience, shine light on some of the more negative aspects of chronic illness that aren't often talked about and share some strategies to help improve coping.
Amanda loves to shine light on topics that are rarely talked about. A Michigan Native turned Floridian, she graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2009 and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Master of Social Work degree. While spending years volunteering locally and globally, and working to become a School Social Worker for students with disabilities, she suddenly became diagnosed with several incurable chronic diseases. This not only changed her life, but it changed her perspective. She's learned firsthand that there is a lack of support around strategically & emotionally coping with major life changes. After years of struggling, she took matters into her own hands and started a therapy & coaching practice that serves, educates and speaks out in support of people living with chronic health conditions and going through tough stuff.
Her mission is 'to support people in reaching the realization that they have the strength and potential to improve their own quality of life, through empathy, compassion and education.'
She has been featured as an interviewed expert by and is a contributing writer for 'The Mighty', an online platform for people with disabilities and chronic health challenges. She also speaks locally and nationally and creates online resources catering to the chronic illness community.