- Challenges of transitioning home & living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Journey into Darkness
- Overcoming Adversity
Amanda Lindhout, gripping memoir, A House in the Sky, is slated to become a major motion picture – optioned by Hollywood heavyweight.
While reporting on the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Amanda was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. She would eventually spend 460 days as a hostage, moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert. Amanda survived on strategy, fortitude and hope – in the face of unimaginable adversity.
Her tale of survival builds suspense and momentum to reveal life changing insights into mind conditioning, including actionable takeaways about re-framing stories of pain into power.
Raised by a single mom in a small city, Amanda escaped the violence of her childhood by imagining herself in the pages of National Geographic magazine. As a young woman,
Amanda’s curiosity led her to some of the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity. Working as a journalist in Somalia, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.
Amanda spent 460 days as a hostage, surviving on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.
She has been featured in Vogue, New York Times Magazine, Dateline, The Today Show, Morning Joe and Anderson Cooper.
She creates intimacy with the women and men in the room through her emotional, powerful storytelling. Her tale of survival builds suspense and momentum to reveal life changing insights into mind conditioning, including actionable takeaways about re framing stories of pain into power.
Amanda’s experiences as a hostage, her astonishing struggle for physical and mental survival, and her life after being freed provide an example of resilience in the face of severe, extended trauma to anyone interested in learning about mental health; professionals, researchers, clinicians, and survivors alike.