• You Do Not Have Time

    You Do Not Have Time

    Last week was a tough week to navigate for me. Several incidents occurred that broke me open and allowed me to experience a complete range of emotions.

    Below is a poem I wrote to encompass the importance of my deepest learning: You do not have time.

    You think you have time.

    You don’t.

    A couple of days ago, I had the worst 24 hours and it continues…

    You think you have time.

    Someone ran a red light and crashed into my husband’s car.

    You think you have time.

    He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

    You think you have time.

    He’s now back home and recovering.

    You think you have time.

    The next morning, I drove my Mom to emergency and she was admitted.

    You think you have time.

    We’re taking things day by day.

    You think you have time.

    You think you have time but you don’t.

    You don’t have time.

    Stop standing in your own way.

    Do what you want to do.

    That trip you’ve always wanted to take, take it.

    The business you’ve always wanted to start, start it.

    The relationship you’ve always wanted to have, seek it.

    Invest in your dreams and desires.

    Love everyone.

    Hug everyone.

    Do it now.

    You do not have time.

    If you are currently being called to step into your next level, whether that be for healing, transformation, your business, etc., then the time is now and I would love to support you through your growth.

    Here are 3 ways to work with me.

    1. In office. If you need help regulating your nervous system, you’re in pain or you suffer from a chronic long-term illness. We will help you get back on track.
    2. Daily Dose of Healing: This is a self-led program where you can a daily training over Telegram. You can tap into a community of like-minded individuals and work on your healing in an immersive environment. This is great for individuals who are already on their healing journey. You have some tools and strategies and you’re looking for more.
    3. 1-1 Private coaching: For the first time ever, I’ve opened up a couple of spots for 1-1 coaching. This is for the person looking to make a quantum leap in their life. You get my eyes on your healing, growth, business, etc. whichever aspect of your life you’re looking to improve upon. Send me an email for the application.

  • Desire-Led Healing

    Desire-Led Healing

    The road less travelled.

    When you focus on your pain, you get more pain.

    Think about it for a second, let’s say you stub your toe getting out of bed. Next, you go into the bathroom and your toothpaste has run out, you’re running late….what do you start saying to yourself? This is going to be one of those days where everything goes wrong. What happens then? Everything goes wrong and your toe throbs again.

    Imagine stubbing your toe getting out of bed and then getting a phone call to say that you’ve run the lottery. Suddenly, the toe pain goes away.

    I see this often in my practice where people are focused on why they are not healing. They don’t stop to think about the areas in which they are healing. What you focus on, expands. Focus on pain to expand the pain, focus on what you desire i.e. well-being and that expands.

    Desire-led healing is a term that I coined to represent healing from a place of desire. When you’re following the path of desire, you’re being led and guided. Healing is done through changing the way you’ve seen your past, accepting what can’t be changed and tapping into a future version of yourself that has what you desire.

    Healing is seen as an opportunity to tap into your next level of potential and the next version of yourself.

    When we allow our desires to guide us through this process, magic can happen…quicker than you’ve ever imagined. 

    What is the other path?

    Following the path of fear. The results are not wrong, they are simply, different. The path of fear is actually an easier route. It’s one you’ve probably travelled to before. It’s usually worn out and familiar.

    So, here you are, at a fork in the road.

    There’s the path paved by fear and more of the same. And another, more uncertain, winding, mysterious and new, unworn, less travelled route.

    Which do you take?

    Take a deep breath.

    Breathe in courage and follow your desire.

    I’ll see you there.

  • Do You Want More?

    Do You Want More?

    Wanting more is a part of life.

    More belongs in life.

    Wanting more is life, seeking fulfillment.

    When we examine nature, it is a constant cycle of expansion and growth. If you look at my front yard, the weeds are growing more and more. When you look at the trees, the leaves fall and winter comes but when summer rolls around, the tree has more life and is bigger than the year before.

    Kids wanting more is the urge of life. That’s why, when you take them to a toy store, they are not “satisfied” because there’s so much more that they want. Even when you buy them something, they find another something they want.

    But, what do we tell them? We say, don’t ask for that, you can’t have that. When will you ever be satisfied? Why aren’t you grateful? You’re asking for too much.

    Over time, kids stop asking for more because they no longer feel like it’s safe. They could get yelled at, they won’t get what they want anyway, so, what’s the point?

    As they get closer to finishing high school, they are asked, what do you want to be when you grow up? It was no longer acceptable to say, astronaut, you had to pick something more sensible and stable now.

    Is it a wonder why, when someone asks you what you want, that it’s so difficult to say?

    How do you reconcile this?

    You need to give yourself permission to dream and want again.

    Connect back to your desires.

    This is a process.

    A good start on this journey is to join us in the Daily Dose of Healing. In the month of September, we’re working through worthiness. Teachings include: nervous system origin, childhood beliefs, clearing triggers, etc.

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  • How Quickly Can Change Happen?

    How Quickly Can Change Happen?

    Change is a force that shapes our lives and the world around us. It can be gradual, slow, or sudden, catching us off guard. 

    One of the most intriguing aspects of change is how it can happen in an instant, like a lightning bolt transforming the landscape. These moments of rapid transformation are like the sudden pebble dropped into a calm pond – they create ripples that spread far and wide, altering the course of our lives and the world we inhabit.

    Simply think back to moments in your life when you knew that things would never be the same. 

    The Catalyst for Change

    Every instance of instant change has a triggering event that sets the wheels in motion. It could be a single decision, a significant discovery, or a moment of inspiration that leads to a new direction. 

    Think about historical moments like 9/11, Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat or COVID. These instances demonstrated how a single action can set off a chain reaction, dismantling longstanding structures and initiating widespread change.

    The Power of Perspective

    Change that happens in an instant often results from a shift in perspective. A sudden realization, a new piece of information, or a change in the way we see the world. 

    Consider a person who has been struggling with a difficult decision for months. Suddenly, they have a moment of clarity, and everything becomes clear. This shift in perspective propels them toward a new path, transforming their life in an instant.

    Embracing Change

    Change that happens in an instant can be exhilarating, but it can also be intimidating. We often find ourselves at a crossroads, facing decisions that could lead to profound shifts in our lives. 

    Embracing these moments requires a willingness to adapt and a recognition that change is an integral part of growth. Just as a tree sheds its leaves to make way for new growth in the spring, we must be willing to let go of the old to make space for the new.

    If you have a nervous system that is adaptable, instant change is easier. If you are not feeling safe in your nervous system, change will be disruptive.

    Do you need help with regulating your nervous system?

    Join us in the Daily Dose of Healing, where each day writes a chapter of your remarkable transformation.

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  • Nervous System Transformation

    Nervous System Transformation

    In a previous article, we delved into regulating the nervous system. Today, we’re about to explore the comprehensive framework I employ to guide individuals along their path to transforming their nervous system.

    Step one of this process involves the gathering of crucial information. At this stage, I take a deep dive into the patient’s history and motivations for seeking guidance.

    Are they grappling with physical pain? Do they endure symptoms tied to persistent, long-standing ailments? This inquiry extends to their emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

    The subsequent step is to chart their journey thus far.

    What previous methods or treatments have they undergone? What interventions yielded positive outcomes, and which ones fell short?

    Were there past traumas that influenced their current state?

    This phase aids in gauging the current condition of the nervous system and the body’s inherent capacity for healing.

    Moving forward, we subject the nervous system to assessment and testing, comparing the individual’s actual experiences with the internal processes their body is undergoing.

    Discrepancies often emerge at this juncture. Frequently, people are unaware of the true physiological state within their bodies.

    When someone decides to come in for care, their goal usually revolves around reverting to a previous state of their body. I.e. I just want to go back to my life without the neck pain, before my back pain, etc.

    However, returning to a prior state proves unfeasible, as we’re no longer the same individuals.

    Consider a scenario where someone has grappled with chronic lower back pain for 6 years; their body has inevitably transformed during this period. For one, their tissues are 6 months older than they are right now. Irrespective of treatments, this evolution remains.

    The question arises—why desire a return to a former self? Let’s imagine a scenario where I could erase your back pain by transporting you back in time. Yet, if you were to persist in the same activities that initially caused the pain—lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, improper lifting, and persistently stressing over finances, work, and relationships—the pain would inevitably resurface.

    The current model of healthcare often aims to restore individuals to their prior states. However, this endeavour frequently falls short due to the impossibility of returning to the past. An alternative paradigm emerges—Transformational Care. Instead of striving for regression, we embrace growth by upgrading to an unprecedented version of ourselves.

    Transformational nervous system care involves learning new skills, fostering awareness, and adopting novel ways of being that convert pain into opportunity.

    In essence, we rewrite the nervous system’s programming. Through consistent, intentional actions, gradual changes occur within the nervous system. Pain becomes something that happens for you instead of to you.

    This represents the new frontier of healing—a departure from conventional norms.

    We invite you to embark on this transformative journey alongside us.

    The time has come. Join us for the Daily Dose of Healing, where each day writes a chapter of your remarkable transformation.

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  • Embrace Your Worthiness

    Embrace Your Worthiness

    In my practice, I frequently encounter individuals who struggle with feelings of unworthiness. These sentiments manifest as a belief that they do not deserve abundance, healing, or even their own existence. However, I’m here to declare that this cycle ends today.

    Today marks the pivotal moment when you make the conscious choice to recognize your inherent worthiness.

    Here’s why: Among the billions of inhabitants on this planet, there exists no replication of you. You are not merely one in a million; instead, you are an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. Think about the intricate sequence of events that transpired to bring you precisely to the here and now.

    No other individual has experienced the exact array of circumstances – from parents and siblings to cultural influences and life encounters – that have uniquely shaped you.

    Your experiences make you remarkable and valuable, purely by virtue of your presence in this world.

    In light of this realization, the question becomes: What course of action will you take?

    You wield both value and agency over your life. The trajectory you wish to embark upon is your choice.

    Should you aspire to utilize your existence for healing, catalyzing societal change, or personal growth, the power resides within you to pursue these aspirations.

    Conversely, if you opt for a different path, that autonomy is equally yours, for you remain uniquely yourself.

    This lifetime grants you the extraordinary authority to determine your identity and purpose. You stand alone as the sole version of you throughout the annals of the universe.

    Affirm this truth: Every encounter, setback, opportunity, and lesson that crosses your path is custom-tailored for your journey. Your desires, inclinations, and the attractions you experience are not happenstance – they are intricately designed for you.

    Consider your nervous system, an embodiment of your distinctiveness. Picture it as a piano: while we all possess the same instrument, we each play a distinct melody.

    How many exquisite compositions can be derived from a single piano? The potential is boundless. The question then emerges: are you attuned to your unique melody?

    The time has come. Join us for the Daily Dose of Healing, where each day writes a chapter of your remarkable transformation.

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  • Accelerating the Healing Process

    Accelerating the Healing Process

    In a recent discussion, we explored the concept of nervous system regulation – a topic I’m frequently asked about. Today, our focus shifts to a pressing question: “How can I expedite the healing process?”

    To provide some context, a significant portion of the individuals I see in my practice are grappling with chronic, long-term ailments. While I attend to acute conditions like sprains and strains, they form a smaller fraction of my patient base.

    When confronted with enduring health issues, a comprehensive approach to healing becomes imperative.

    In my practice, we adopt a multidimensional perspective, delving into potential physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual contributors to a person’s disease or unease. We then formulate a customized plan that charts the optimal path toward recovery.

    Drawing from over 16 years of experience, I’ve identified three key factors that can dramatically propel the healing journey:


    To illustrate the impact of immersion, consider learning a new language like Spanish. Would you make faster progress by attending a class just once a month or by fully immersing yourself in Spain’s language and culture?

    A parallel can be drawn to healing – infrequent gym visits won’t yield comparable results to a consistent 3-times-a-week routine. Similarly, sporadic dietary adherence pales in comparison to daily commitment, which compounds benefits over time.

    Guided Direction

    Remember your first attempt at snowboarding? I recall my own experience – initial enthusiasm, a tumble off the chairlift, and a trail of falls and frustration down the hill. Seeking guidance turned the tide.

    Similarly, a wealth of information is accessible for health protocols, but navigating this alone consumes substantial time. While DIY is cost-effective, seeking guidance from a team of seasoned experts expedites progress. Their collective experience in the health domain can provide a shortcut to effective strategies.

    The power of Community

    Healing is inherently a personal journey, where only your body can effect the change. Yet, this doesn’t imply you’re alone in this endeavour.

    As mentioned earlier, a guiding team plays a pivotal role.

    Another layer involves connecting with individuals who share similar challenges and have advanced further along the path. This community serves as an invaluable source of encouragement and support. Through shared experiences, we uplift each other, recognizing that everyone is at a unique point in their healing voyage.

    In summation, the journey to healing demands a comprehensive and dynamic approach. By immersing oneself fully, seeking expert guidance, and fostering connections within a supportive community, the process can be significantly accelerated. Similar to mastering a new language or skill, the healing journey thrives on commitment, collaboration, and collective growth.

    Introducing the Reimagined and Revitalized: The Resurgence of my Beloved Program – The Daily Dose of Healing!

    Allow me to unveil the triumphant return of a program that embodies transformation, empowerment, and rejuvenation. Herein lies the culmination of my efforts to elevate your healing journey, delivering not just a program, but an unparalleled experience.

    Envision this: a realm where each dawn brings a cascade of inspiration and insight, igniting your path to profound healing and life enhancement. The Daily Dose of Healing emerges as the beacon guiding you to new heights of wellness.

    Behold the treasures that await:

    1. An Elevation Unveiled: Every weekday, immerse yourself in a meticulously crafted daily note, designed to uplift and propel your life and healing journey to new realms of existence. This isn’t mere guidance; it’s an incantation for metamorphosis.

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    3. The Sanctuary of Community: Forge connections within a community pulsating with encouragement and camaraderie. A tapestry of supportive souls is interwoven to celebrate your triumphs, stand by you during challenges, and usher you along your healing expedition. This interactive voyage will resonate through Telegram, placing daily access to me at your fingertips – a pocket-sized portal to unwavering support.

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    The time has come. Brace yourself for the rekindling of the Daily Dose of Healing, where each day writes a chapter of your remarkable metamorphosis. Join hands with fellow travellers on this extraordinary odyssey of wellness. As the curtain rises, let the resurgence of this program script your own tale of rejuvenation and triumph.

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  • What is Nervous System Regulation?

    What is Nervous System Regulation?

    My focus in practice is to give people tools and strategies to regulate their nervous system.

    A question that I often get asked is: What does it mean to regulate your nervous system?

    Having a regulated nervous system means that you have the ability to choose your response in any given environment or condition.

    You may think that everyone responds to their environment however, this is not true. People usually react to their environment, which is different from responding to it.

    Let’s first go back to how your nervous system was first conditioned. As a developing fetus, your cells would have grown in such that they became your spinal column, brain, nerves etc.

    On top of that, you would have experienced some of the emotions that your mother was feeling at that time. If she was in constant stress, her body would have released cortisol and adrenaline and you would have been bathed in those chemicals as well. 

    As you grew bigger and developed ears, you would have been able to hear some noises close to your mother—I.e. music, laughter, an angry argument, etc.

    This is brilliant on the part of nature as your nervous system would have been conditioned for the environment (family) that you would be coming into.

    Once born, you would have learned how to regulate your nervous system through your parents and others around you.

    As you grew older still, your experiences would have shaped your nervous system. What’s more important than the actual events in your life is how you felt about your experiences. I.e. was there trauma involved?

    By the time you’re an adult, your beliefs, triggers, reactions, etc. have been deeply engrained into your nervous system. 

    Your paradigm of how you see the world is set and unless you become aware of some of the shortcomings in your views, you will continue to react instead of respond.

    How you respond becomes a choice when you have a regulated nervous system. 

    Do you feel like you have a choice?

    I am very excited to announce a special mystery offer for 1 day only. I am bringing back one of my favourite coaching programs and on August 8, you will have 24 hours to get in on this opportunity for $8/month and you can cancel at any time. The last time I ran this program, it was $199/month.

    Why am I offering it at such a low rate?

    • It’s 8/8 the lion’s gate portal. An opportunity to step into the next version of yourself.
    • I want to make this work as accessible as possible to others.
    • You are taking a leap of faith to jump in before any details are even revealed.
    • You jump and the universe follows.

    After August 8, the price increases to $44/month and then it will increase from there.

    Watch your inbox for the details to get into the program or follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.amandachan/

  • Are You Suffering?

    Are You Suffering?

    Did you know that there’s a difference between pain and suffering?

    Pain is a physical or emotional sensation that arises from an adverse circumstance or stimulus. It is an essential biological signal to protect our bodies from harm and alert us to potential dangers.

    Physical pain can be acute or chronic, resulting from injuries, illnesses, or medical conditions. Emotional pain, on the other hand, is a response to various psychological factors, such as loss, rejection, or trauma.

    Suffering, on the other hand, is how you feel about your pain. It encompasses the mental and emotional distress that accompanies pain but often extends beyond the initial cause.

    Suffering arises from the way we interpret, internalize, and respond to pain.

    Unlike pain, a natural and involuntary response, suffering can become a perpetual state driven by our thoughts, beliefs, and emotional reactions.

    Pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. It is a universal aspect of life, and no individual is immune to it. Whether it’s physical or emotional, pain serves a purpose – it helps us identify threats, learn from mistakes, and grow stronger. Physical pain, for instance, can teach us to avoid dangerous situations, while emotional pain can foster empathy and compassion for others facing similar challenges.

    Suffering, on the other hand, is not an inherent or inevitable aspect of pain. It emerges when we resist pain or become entangled in a web of negative thoughts and emotions related to our experiences. Suffering often involves dwelling on past pain or worrying about future possibilities, leading to a continuous cycle of distress.

    What’s the solution to suffering?

    Acceptance of what is. It’s not the pain or the illness that is causing your suffering, it’s the fact that you don’t want to accept that you are ill.

    Our next complimentary workshop is on Tuesday, September 19 at 1 pm EST and it’s a MYSTERY WORKSHOP.

    In this workshop, I only ask you to show up. Why am I not telling you the name? Because often in life, we’re asked to take a leap of faith. When we say yes and jump, we are rewarded. You go first, and the universe follows. See you there: https://forms.gle/GorZE5nVukpdBgFx9

  • Reframing Failure

    Reframing Failure

    Why do we cringe when we think about failure?

    Perhaps we were taught that failure is bad and that it is something to avoid.

    This was the case for me. Growing up I was so scared to fail, I didn’t try many things.

    I thought I was a failure if I failed at a task. We need to remind ourselves and our children that while the task may have failed, we are a success because we learned. 

    Today, we’re looking at reframing failure.

    Watch this workshop to see how:

    Our next complimentary workshop is on Tuesday, September 19 at 1 pm EST and it’s a MYSTERY WORKSHOP.

    In this workshop, I only ask you to show up. Why am I not telling you the name? Because often in life, we’re asked to take a leap of faith. When we say yes and jump, we are rewarded. You go first, and the universe follows. See you there: https://forms.gle/GorZE5nVukpdBgFx9