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This week, we’re going to talk about the author of Courtney Says Coaching. Try as I might, I just could not sit down and write anything else that was useful.
It’s like everything was blank in my brain. Some call it writer’s block, but I prefer to say that whatever it was that I was writing, just didn’t want to be written yet.
So, instead of writing an utterly useless post by trying to force it, I thought I’d tell you a little about the author, me.
My name is Courtney Bowlin. I am a wife, mother, artist, and aspiring entrepreneur. My dream is to support my family with this blog, and to live on a farm surrounded by animals and trees, but that’s for another time.
I’m here to tell you about the author, and why I’m qualified to write this blog.
From a very young age, my life was filled with turmoil.
My parents split in a nasty divorce when I was two or so, and I remember often hearing them scream at each other over the phone.
From then on, I witnessed things like physical and emotional abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, and inappropriate sexual behavior.
I had multiple step-parents, and each one came with their own set of problems and vices. I experienced manipulation, and lying on a regular basis.
There are vivid memories of traumatic events that have continued to haunt me through my adulthood, which I will not disclose in a public forum, for my own private reasons.
Other, not quite as traumatic events, happened as well, such as a nasty custody battle and, being passed back and forth between parents.
Traumatic was normal for me.
I came to expect it, and became comfortable with it.
Adults forget what it was like to be a young child, and they think that their children don’t understand what is going on around them. I assure you, they do.
While all of these things were happening, I payed attention. From a very early age, I remember trying to figure out why bad things happened, and why people do the things they do.
I watched, and I listened.
I think it was a form of control of my surroundings, but I learned to figure out the reasons why. As such, I understand human behavior on a deeper level than most regular people do.
I see what’s beneath the surface, and have a knack for pegging people’s personalities right off the bat.
I’ve decided to use this power for good, to use my knowledge to help people better understand themselves, and to walk them through their traumas.
Understanding the reasons why we do the often hurtful, and harmful things we do is called Shadow Work.
Every bit of advice or information that I offer is based on life experience, and heavy research. I haven’t sat in a classroom and memorized a bunch of facts, I’ve lived it.
I want to give you the tools that I’ve cultivated over my lifetime, to help you understand yourself, and in doing so, heal some of the hurts from your past.
Understand that you can find peace and happiness in this crazy world we live in. It is possible to heal and live a normal life.
I hope I can help facilitate that, even just a little bit.
If you’re eager to learn more about the author, or about shadow work, then check out some of the other posts I’ve written on this blog, or, get your “Targeting Your Fears Workbook,” if you’re ready to take a more active approach to your healing journey.
Also, keep an eye out for my new, free 7 Step Challenge to Let Go of Your Past, which will drop next week in my Etsy shop.
With Lots of Love Friends,