Dr Amanda Hordern is a leading health expert, author and keynote speaker who is passionate about using the latest ground-breaking neuroscience and therapeutic innovations to guide and support people to overcome their obstacles to achieving a healthier, happier version of themselves.
Drawing on decades of experience as a leader, manager, university lecturer, counsellor and program development in the cancer community, Amanda's qualifications include a PhD on 'Issues of Intimacy and Sexuality in Cancer and Palliative Care'. With highly developed supervisory, mentoring and stakeholder engagement skills, Amanda has remained passionate about optimal health and wellbeing for clients, colleagues, and peers alike.
19 September 2022
Dr Amanda Hordern and Breast Care Nurse Andrea Cannon answered the difficult questions about sex, intimacy and body confidence after cancer.
29 August 2022
In this webinar, Dr Amanda Hordern discusses strategies to help you reclaim your sexual confidence and desire and boost your self-esteem and energy after a cancer diagnosis.
Other speakers include Tori Wood-Bellentina, a post graduate Sexology student at Curtin University with expertise in lubricants and Amy Phillips, a 46-year-old mother of three boys who was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian cancer in 2020.
14 Sept 2022
Australian Cancer Survivorship Society, in partnership with Cancer Council Victoria, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) presented the 'Unzipping the Taboo - addressing sexuality and intimacy as part of cancer care' webinar for nurses and allied health professionals. Facilitated by Dr Amanda Hordern, the webinar included an interactive panel discussion focusing on sexuality and intimacy within the heterosexual and LGBTQI+ populations in the context of cancer care.
28 March 2022
Presenter Dr Amanda Horden discusses strategies to create all kinds of habits of healthy living, including exercise, to keep up motivation and manage any barriers you might experience. Hosted by Kellie Holland.
2-3 December 2021
In this presentation, Dr Amanda Hordern focused on practical strategies to support people to reprogram their mindset to enhance sexual confidence and self esteem.
29 November 2021
Dr Amanda Hordern covers topics such as what we mean by sexuality and intimacy, the effects of the natural ageing process, impact of blood cancer and treatments, communication and practical strategies.
Carers Couch – Couch Talk Series
A cancer diagnosis, and subsequent treatment, can present a whole range of confronting challenges, both for the person with the illness and their loved ones.
In this episode, Dr Amanda Hordern talks about the ways that cancer can affect intimacy and sexuality within a relationship, particularly when the partner of the person with cancer is also their carer.
No topic is off limits!
Many people experience changes to intimate and sexual aspects of their lives after a diagnosis of cancer. Yet it has been well documented that sexuality remains one of the greatest taboo topics in patient/health professional communication. Dr Amanda Hordern has experience as a Breast Care Nurse, Nurse Counsellor and Lecturer. In an interactive, sensitive and humorous style, Amanda will provide practical strategies to assist women in communicating about sexuality and intimacy after a cancer diagnosis and treatment.