Let's Power Journal Together!
Transforming insecurities into authenticity and personal power (within Christian values)
If we haven't bumped into one another at Officeworks, Australia's leading stationary supply store (I'm the mother of two young boys trying to steal a few moments in the journal and notebook isle)—Hi, I'm Bozena.
I'm a counseling psychologist, passionate about supporting women to consistently show up with authenticity and personal power, using mindful journaling techniques.
My clients come to realize that personal power is the foundation they didn't realize they desperately needed, while busy looking for fulfillment in the wrong places. I love to see them making best friends with their inner lady-bosses, relishing control over their mindset, self-worth, and inner experience!
I also derive much spiritual sustenance from depths of Christian spirituality, and whenever I get asked about the secret to my health I am happy to disclose about adding Polish pickles to everything I eat!
My Transformation Journey
Transforming people-pleasing habits into authenticity and personal power (within Christian values)
Conceal it, Don't feel it, Don't let it show... A Personal Note...
This year I am turning 43. From head to toe, I feel fabulous. My life is not "perfect," but on the inside, it does feel like it. I feel beautiful (yes, without makeup—not that I'm against it, I simply feel amazing without it), at peace, loved. I am surrounded by nurturing friendships that mean the world to me. Most importantly, I feel a connection with my voice and faith, and I express my authenticity creatively and with ease.
This hasn't always been the case in my life. As a young adult I didn't understand what personal power was.
In any case, it did not seem the least relevant as I was more interested in securing the approval of a potential husband, thinking that I would find emotional fulfillment in romance, or in things outside of myself... P.s. I did not, not even close! Just like a cliché, I first needed to find self worth within myself before finding fulfilling relationships with like-minded, soul-driven, authentic tribe members.
And then there was my people pleasing disposition that I was so "talented" at. Literally EVERYBODY liked me, a LOT.... Like a chameleon I was everything to everyone, with a permanent smile and positive attitude. "Bozenka is an ANGEL" went the general consensus.
The approval felt good, but led me astray from owing my personal power—and got me into a stack of uncomfortable situations with the opposite sex.
My late teenage years and early adulthood were my most insecure, saddest parts of my life.
I wasn't as good at setting boundaries, or communicating my authentic opinions, or spending time alone. Paradoxically, the more I longed for a future partner's commitment, and tried to earn it with an attitude "I am here to please and make you happy," the less I received it. I let my emotions be affected by people's opinions and reactions, and I was overly focused on taking responsibility for how other people felt. "Conceal it, don't feel, don't let it show," Elsa's famous lyrics were my own unofficial motto (especially in church!)
My personal power journey went hand in hand with my love of mindful journaling—they are a great match. I feel fortunate to have always enjoyed a love of writing, which I used as a tool to express and reflect on my inner experience. Mindful journaling was my go-to tool for reclaiming control of my mindset, inner experience, and fulfilment.
As is bound to happen along the people pleasing/personal power journey, one day we stop and think: What about me?! (No, this is NOT selfish). And this is where Personal Power Academy comes in—with the aim to serve and support women (whether they are CEO's, work from home, or anything and everything in between) to supplement their natural sensitivity with manifesting ever greater levels of confidence, authenticity, and personal power in their lives! (within Christian values).
Bozena is a Multi Award-Winning Author/Counseling Psychologist (MA Psych, Post Grad Dip Psych, Post Grad Cert Peace and Conflict Studies, Gold Medalist in Readers' Favorite Biblical Counseling Genre), empowering / coaching / mentoring women who want to reclaim control of their mindset, self-worth, and inner experience; within Christian values.
Her biggest asset in putting together the Personal Power Academy is the privilege of having two decades of taking the inner strength, inner peace, and wellbeing of her clients to new heights...
"Strengthening my clients' personal power empowers them to take power away from anything in their lives that does not resonate with their best selves!"
My Non Negotiable Values
“Let us rejoice in the truth, wherever we find its lamp burning.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor 3:17)
"Love is kind." (1 Cor 13:4-7)
"The humanization of our society depends on greater involvement by
women in the basic structures on which society is built." ~ John Paul II
Equality of Worth
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Gen 1: 27)
"Through his 'artistic creativity' man appears more than ever in the image of God." ~ John Paul II
up close and personal facts and quirks
I spent my childhood holidays in a remote country cottage in Poland, in the Bierna village, where I forged my life long passionate love of nature.