My name is Nicki Paulun and I am the Best Selling Author of Unlock Your Parenting Potential: The Key to More Joy, Peace and Connection and an Integral Professional Coach™. I am the creator and owner of Journey Into Conscious Parenting.
I want to share a little bit about me…
In the beginning parenting was hard for me and I really struggled. I was often triggered, felt frustrated and disappointed and questioned my parenting abilities a lot! Sometimes I felt resentment and anger towards my children and I couldn’t understand where that was coming from, but part of me really thought it was my kids who were making me so mad.
I started to notice patterns emerging; I would get angry when my children didn’t like the meals I had cooked, or when they resisted bath, teeth brushing and nail cutting time. The rules we had in the house weren’t working, in fact they made things more challenging because the kids would push back and protest. My frustration and anger created disconnection with my children and family, which started a spiral of me feeling unloved.
One day I stopped and really looked inward and realized that my frustration, disappointment and anger were created by my unmet needs and old wounds. I sought out support and started attending personal transformation weekend retreats and courses, and I started reading books on parenting.
Through all of that I became aware of the old wounds that would trigger my anger and I also recognized the “monkey mind chatter” that was criticizing and berating me. It was amazing to learn how my inner child, old wounds and my ego were parenting my children most of the time – I was an unconscious parent!
I feel blessed that my children came into my life and I truly believe they are my greatest teachers. I still work at being a conscious parent everyday but I don’t see it as a struggle anymore, just a wonderful journey that unfolds with each new day. My children are learning about who they are and I am doing the same through them.
I wished that I had had more support and guidance when I was first starting out parenting so I decided to become a Life Coach. Parenting is one of the most challenging things we can do as human beings and we all need support now and then.
I am passionate about conscious parenting and want to help you to bring out more of your inner knowing, authentic self and presence with your children. Connection is the key to parenting but first we must connect with ourselves – really feel tuned into who we are, our essence and our awareness. Parenting from a place of authenticity and connection brings joy, peace and harmony into the home.
My formal education includes:
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education from CEGEP
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa
- Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University
- Certificate in Management Development from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
- Integral Professional Coach ™ from Integral Coaching Canada.
I also have 20+ years experience as an instructional designer and facilitator and have been very lucky to have travelled and worked all over the world.