October 18, 2017
5:45 pm
Shirley Burke Theatre
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About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what’s on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. There’s also great prizes in our raffle thanks to our exhibitors and generous local businesses.

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel followed by prize raffle
9.00pm event concludes

Q&A panel

Amanda Campbell
In 2009 Amanda Campbell suffered a major MS attack that left her paralysed and was given a 50% chance of ever walking again. Unprepared to accept this as her fate, Amanda learned to focus on what she wanted instead of what she was scared of. With a lot of determination, and the help of her doctors and a Kinesiologist, within six weeks, she stunned us all by not only walking, but running.
This prompted her to swap a fast paced career in the fashion industry to go back to study to enable her to understand how she achieved her recovery. Having become an accredited Sports Kinesiologist, Amanda founded Bend Like Bamboo her private practice in 2013, where she has dedicated her life helping others rebuild their lives from illness and stress. Bend Like Bamboo specialises in autoimmune disease and the emotional links to disease and physical stress.
Amanda co-founded Nourissh with her partner and VinoMofo in 2014, delivering ready-made meals to people across Melbourne, after she discovered the role ethically sourced and nutrient dense food played in her recovery. Taking a balanced approach, Amanda believes that nourishing her body on a cellular level, understanding her mind, and connecting with herself again, gave her the best chance of recovery and living a happy fulfilling life.

In her latest project she shares her work of mind-body connection with a balanced eastern / western approach. In speeches and an upcoming book Amanda covers the the three pillars she lives by of eating better, feeling better leading to connection and believing in yourself. By doing so she has not only changed the course of her disease, but has also achieved a reset of the mind and body.
Amanda speaks at events to educate and inspire others that they too can make a transformation in their lives. At her core Amanda believes that renewal can be possible if you give your body the right environment it needs.

Rose Hoey practices as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor following a 40 year career as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Mental Health Nurse.
Rose’s preferred approach to Psychotherapy is ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy). Which enables her to quickly focus on the problem being brought to the session, whether it’s a health challenge, relationship issues, lack of self esteem or enjoyment in life. ISTDP is supported by empirically validated research and informed by neuroscience, attachment theory and psychodynamic theory.

Dr Vicki Anthonisz has been practicing as a Chiropractor for over twenty years. In the early stages of practice she noticed a link between patients not going well and them suffering from stress. This led her to undertaking further studies in the USA, in Neuroemotional Technique. This is a body based technique to relieve the physiological symptoms associated with an aberrant stress response. Dr Vicki runs Lifecare Chiropractic in Mentone and has a special passion for helping children suffering with the physical symptoms of stress.