My name is Amanda; I am the founder of Women’s Wellness Circle NZ. I offers Yoga Classes and Private Sessions in Lymphatic Flow, Yin + Restore and Meditation. I offer Health and Wellness Mentoring and Organise and Facilitate Women’s Mini Retreats and Workshops “Nourish your Body and Mind”.
I’m also the owner of Mama Cloth Retail Online Shop; Sustainable Reusables offering something new to those who have been using reusable products for a while and encourage those who aren’t sure, to give them a go!
Your Health and Wellbeing come First
How you can Take Control of your Health and Wellbeing; by having the tools in place to care for all aspects of your Health and Wellbeing, being able to call on those tools, when needed in everyday life and times of unbalance and upheaval.
Lets start by creating a Personal Prescription, a Support System to work along side your GP and/or Specialists. A internal and External Support system.
Internal Support System: is a support system that encompass your body and mind (holistically).
External Support System: is a support system that works along side you to develop the right outside care you need. (Doctors, Specialists, Practitioners, etc.)
“When I Created my Own Personal Prescription, I finally felt in control, supported, my voice and concerns mattered. I had the courage to ask.”
“I am sharing this with you, so you can take control of your Health and Wellbeing, I want you to know you are not alone.”
I will work with you to enhance your personal wellbeing, teaching you how to Create your Own Health and Wellbeing Prescription, to enable you to feel connected, balanced and empowered.
Create your Personal Prescription with Amanda contact me today
How can the Women’s Wellness Circle NZ support you:
We have a dedicated community of professionals in the Auckland area, who are ready to support you, on your journey to Health and Wellbeing.
Below is a list of our Women’s Wellness Circle Supporters and Support Groups:
Coping with Waiting
Are you waiting on a Cancer Result, this link below will help with Coping with Waiting.
Tash from Talk Peach: Our goal is to upskill the public and health professionals, as well as to
empower women to take ownership of their gynaecological health.
The best chance of survival is an early detection, know the signs and help us save New Zealand women and their whanau the heartbreak of a late stage diagnosis.
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer you’re bound to have questions.
We’ve outlined the essential information here, from diagnosis all the way through treatment, to help you understand what you’re going through.
Franklin Breast Cancer Support:
3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30pm. Please call (09) 238 6433
Amanda Goodhand | Kaye Manson- Papakura|
Contact Care: Laurie Goodhand Ph: 021 797 866 – Auckland and Hamilton
Nutrition and Fitness
Manual Lymph Drainage:
Diane Lacey Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphoedema Therapy in addition to Relaxation & Therapeutic Massage.
Dr Valeria Ivanova. MChB, FRANZCOG, Dip Endocrinology (OmniCare)
Total Physio Pukekohe: Pinc and Steel Becky Onytt
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Melissa Turner; endometriosis healing journey has put her on the road to helping others, she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Endo. Check out Mel on her Facebook page
Women’s Wellness Circle NZ; has been building a Growing Support Network within our Community since 2015. If you would like to become a Supporter for Women’s Wellness Circle, contact Amanda via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with our events by signing up, or following Women’s Wellness Circle NZ on Facebook and Instagram. I look forward to connecting with you.
Holistic Movement of passionate Health and Wellbeing Advocates
If you need support from Women’s Wellness Circle NZ, please contact Amanda, I have a number of options avaible to you. Some support options are funded.
Take control of your Health and Wellbeing
About: Amanda Goodhand founder of Women’s Wellness Circle NZ;
“My Journey” | I was let down by the Public Health System in 2015 – after seeing 3 different doctors, being prescribed antibiotics, told it’s age, told it anxiety, then told it is possible endometriosis, but that’s normal!!
Not 100% happy with the answers, especially as I was still in incredible pain and yes I was concerned. I asked my Doctor about having a scan, I felt this was the next option as the pain and irregular bleeding, did not feel normal. I also asked to have my IUD removed, I was due a Smear Test too.
I was told by my Doctor that I didn’t reach the criteria to be referred, if I really wanted to, I should go private.
I had the Smear Test and the Copper IUD taken out the following week; I was hoping this would possible fix the ongoing symptoms, it didn’t.
My Smear Test come back with cells that showed something was not right, that still wasn’t enough to be referred…
I was still suffering from terrible pain and inflammation, my anxiety levels through the roof, along with my blood pressure. I decided to take my health and wellbeing into my own hands.
I booked in with a Gynecologist in Auckland; whom after seeing me, said that something was definitely not right. Unfortunately it was too far past the original symptoms to confirm exactly what. (most likely a burst cyst…or something, I will never know).
As she tutted away down there, my legs spread open on the examination table feet in stirrups, it was a first for me! and YES I did the old tidy before I went!! Straight out of an American sitcom!! I was extremely stressed by this point and feeling very overwhelmed, my mind spiraling to what could be the problem.
She recommended a Vaginal Ultrasound Scan and Blood tests; the Scan was an experience and a half, I was all types of awkward with random jokes. I The internal Scan reviled two more cysts on my Ovary, an inconveniently placed Polyp and a Thickened Uterine Wall.
The Gyno was not happy with my Blood Test, they showed higher levels of HCG and CA125 tumor markers among other things. (Doctor google did not help at all at this point!!!!)
The Gyno took another Smear after the first, to see if any changes had happened. Thankfully the Smear was clear this time.
I continue to see the Gyno for evaluations on my Cysts and Bloods for the next two years, my hormones all over the place. We decided on a wait and see method, of the unusual looking Cysts; the Gyno did not want to remove them as they had been small at the time under 3cm and Possible Endometriomas but she could not confirm this.
I kept my regular 3 month, then 6 month checkups with the Gyno then yearly check ups. The Cysts did carry on growing before becoming stable.
In 2017 the second one burst in Yoga Class… YEP that felt like the first!
It took me Two years to get the pain and inflammation under control through Diet, Weight Training, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation and Acupuncture.
My last smear in 2020 was clear; although the Nurse at my GP’s practice found another inconveniently place polyp THIS TIME I WAS REFERRED!! Lucky as they needed to do another biopsy on my womb, that was also clear and my Cyst had decreased in size considerably to nearly non existent.
I am booked in for a Hysteroscopic Examination for an Endometrial Fold this year.
This is ongoing but I know now how to ask, how to feel respected and listened to.
Are you going through a diagnosis process | Are your anxiety levels through the roof | Are you coping with waiting on Results |Health and Wellbeing for your Diagnosis and Beyond | Do you need to make a change
Do you need Support
What can you do to help manage your coping levels.
Ask your doctor to explain each step to you and when you can expect results. Phone the Doctor if you have any concerns. Write down your concerns to Ask at your next appointment. Ask the Doctor to email the Information so you are able to absorb all that was said.
Make a Plan. Create your Own Personal Prescription.
Waiting can feel lonely even with support, creating a ritual for yourself during this time can help take your mind of the waiting.
Working with Breath during this time will benefit you and your wellbeing.
Finding peace and release through Meditation and Prayer.
Eat well | Exercise | Meditate | Sleep | Keep a Journal | Create a Personal Prescription | Treat yourself like a VIP because you ARE!
If you need support from Women’s Wellness Circle, please contact Amanda, I have a number of options avaible to you. Some support options are funded.
I aim to work along side you GP or Specialist
I advise you to make decisions in partnership with your health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician. I am not a doctor, and as such cannot diagnose or treat any medical issues.
Please know that I only recommend or endorse services that I personally approve, please do your own research when deciding on Health Care Practitioners. All ideas and opinions expressed by Women’s Wellness Circle NZ are completely my own. Thank you for supporting Women’s Wellness Circle NZ