Amy would love to be a guest speaker at your next event! She combines first-hand experience with childhood sexual abuse and sexual abuse as an adult with her incredible faith, leaving her audience enlightened, entertained, and encouraged. Her talks can be tailored to suit both Christian and general audiences. She is willing to consider any audience and budget.
Possible topics include:
Abuse or Affair? The Abuse of Adult Women by Male Therapists or Clergy
In this talk, Amy addresses the question: Can Women Freely Choose a Relationship with their Therapist or Pastor?
Much has been written about childhood sexual abuse, but we hear very little about the sexual abuse of adults leaving adult victims to suffer in silence. Amy lists ten reasons why a relationship between a therapist and a client or a pastor and a congregant can never be considered a mutual affair. You will walk away with a better understanding of the way perpetrators abuse their power differential to prey on victims and a deeper compassion for adult victims who find themselves ensnared in these webs.
Labels: Allowing the World to Dictate Who We Are
True healing comes when we see ourselves through God’s lens instead of the lens the world provides.
In this presentation, Amy combines first-hand experience with sexual abuse along with her reliance on God to show us how the lies we accept about ourselves in childhood can carry into adulthood making us susceptible to predators. It is only by recognizing these negative tapes and confronting them with God’s truth that we can stop the cycle of abuse and become truly free.
Game Changer: Finding Jesus in My 40s
Encountering Jesus is a game-changer. A lifetime of self-hatred and anger towards God all melt away when Amy encounters Jesus at the tender age of 40.
When she realizes that the Creator of the Universe is close enough that she can almost touch Him, scars from repeated sexual abuse, addiction and lifelong depression begin to fade. You will laugh and cry as you walk alongside Amy on her journey towards hope and healing.
Healing from Adult Therapist/Clergy Abuse
Did you know that you are 37 more likely to be raped by your psychiatrist than the general public? That over 6,000 people a month search Amazon books for the phrase “when therapists abuse clients?”
After Amy is groomed and abused by a local psychiatrist and church elder, her life is shattered. Clinging to her relationship with Jesus, she begins her healing journey. Now a decade later, she outlines 18 stages of healing she walked through which brought her from victim to victor.
Amy Speaking at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event ~ April 30, 2022
What Amy’s Listeners Are Saying
“Amy Nordhues has a unique gift of connecting mind and heart in addressing the delicate (and neglected) topic of sexual abuse by counselors. Her personal story involves misconduct from a church elder/psychiatrist. Amy is both candid and appropriate for the occasion. Her presentations are factual (citing scientific data) while also personal and compelling. Amy promotes an empowering balance between holding religious perpetrators and their enablers accountable, while not hating them—having overcome her abuser’s gaslighting and manipulations by getting his state license revoked. Amy has found sufficient healing in her soul that she exudes a positive tone in her presentations while poignantly acknowledging her pain. There is even a poetic elegance to her style. I must attribute 5 stars to Amy in every area of public speaking. (My organization helps victims of sexual abuse by religious leaders, often in a counseling setting, and Amy is a treasured presenter and victim advocate on our team.)”
~Martin Weber, DMin / Chairman & President
“Amy’s testimony is nothing short of inspiring and as I listened to chapters of her book unfold over some years I was thrilled to realize that it would be more than just an interesting read. Her finished book and speaking engagements have blossomed into a beautiful ministry which promises to help many victims of sexual abuse realize that hope and healing really exist.”
~Karen Goins, friend