We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amanda, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business is created for those who are willing to dive deep within their own healing journey. I provide a safe and supportive space which allows the relationship to self to strengthen. This is a beautiful, co-creative process of growth and self discovery. I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes, reactions and perspectives. I truly believe when we take the time to improve our inner world, our outer world becomes a direct reflection.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and I work with many modalities. A few of my holistic offerings include Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Reiki, and Sacred gatherings. To get to place where i am right now has been a beautiful journey of trust and surrender. I choose to follow my intuition and listen to every moment – taking action when i feel it in my body, mind and spirit. This way of being led me intuitively to HMI. I actually shaved all of my hair off the same week that i started school to become a Hypnotherapist. It was a rebirth for myself as i stepped into this new chapter of learning how to lead and guide others professionally. This path wasn’t easy – it took devoted, committed discipline. I drove 3 hours roundtrip – multiple times a week to receive the in person knowledge at the school. When it became extremely hard or overwhelming, i turned to the tools i know and was building within my tool box. Some examples include – journaling, ritual, movement, yoga, breathwork, hypnosis, meditation, sweat lodges, plant medicine etc. I asked for help from my mentors and closest friends who hold the most profound space. I definitely reminded myself this too shall pass, honoring the dark and the light. I have a couple very proud moments that recently unfolded! One was manifesting my tiktok family, as i reached 10,000 followers less than week of creating my account and now am connected to 21,800 lovely humans. The other was manifesting the beautiful home that i currently live in, its a jungle oasis in the heart of long beach. It has the space to hold the events such as circles, retreats and my personal detached office for my 1:1 cleints. I am so grateful. The universe has our back always. We are so supported and truly abundant human beings.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Long Beach so i have a range of suggestions that vary from LA to orange county. Ecstatic dance LA is at the top of the list. They host a few events a week that take place outside – my favorite is at Venice beach. It’s an opportunity to dance with like minded individuals in a sober, creative and spiritual environment. In Long Beach there is a movement called yoga on the bluff which is a donation based, outdoor event held twice a day, everyday. Nearby there is El Dorado park which is a sweet hike within nature here. In Orange County, i recommend visiting Mystic Kava Bar for fun – kava is a plant that provides relaxing and stress reducing properties. Pacific cultures use kava for social gathering and rituals. If you go down a bit farther you will reach laguna beach – i recommend exploring top of the world to hike and the beautiful beaches in the area. Some vegan yummies include Pura Vita in Redondo Beach and in Long Beach, i appreciate The Grain, Under the Sun, Blue Bird Sushi and Collaborative Coffee Bar!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There is an abundance of outside energies that have helped shape who i am today. I am extremely grateful to have attended the University of Tampa where i received my bachelors degree in psychology back in 2014. Studying human behavior, emotions and the subconscious mind was a path that was so clear for me to take, although i was unsure where i would go with it back then. I have to shout out my dear friend Brandon Beachum – Host of the Positive Head podcast and Optimystic and author of The Golden Key. I started religiously listening to his podcast back in 2016. I owe the foundation of my path in spirituality to him. In 2017, i opened my heart to plant medicine, specifically Ayahuasca and started working with these incredibly, intelligent spirits. From then on, i have committed myself to this healing journey with my plant medicine facilitators at the least a couple times a year. I want to acknowledge these profound humans who have the ability to weave from this physical realm into the many dimensions that surround us – supporting us through the continuous death and rebirths of our soul in the intentional space. I must credit the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, where i attended my 13 month program to step into the role of a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I want to shout out all the teachers there that made that experience so wonderful for me – especially my personal mentor and hypnotherapist – Cheryl O’Neil. A few of my guides are Ram Dass, Abraham Hicks, Eckhart Tolle and Teal Swan. A couple of my favorite books are The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I want to thank every single human who i interact with as i believe we all are mirrors for one another. This includes my greatest challengers and my biggest heartbreaks. Ultimately all the information that shows up in my reality through the people that flow through my life – redirect me back into myself showing me areas i need to grow in myself. I cant forget to mention my soul family and closest loved ones that have stuck by my side through all the phases and cycles of my existence. I want to personally acknowledge Angie Giacomazzi and Emma Benitez for holding that grounding energy within my life. The ones who have dedicated their life to this healing path and have rode the waves of darkness next to me without judgement – only to come through and meet me in the light. There are so many other beautiful, special friends that i am grateful to be connected to. You know who you are <3

Website: https://www.here-wegrow.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicalmanda

Other: Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@magicalmanda

Image Credits
Sydney Tripoli

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