Interview With Author Discouse Ltd
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, I am a professional writer of Self-Help books that fondly loves life and firmly believes in the infinite power of self-development and self-grow that each one of us should harness before the end of our life. I was born in 1973 in San Francisco, California. In this picturesque city, my life was a sharp contrast. My childhood was made dark by verbally abusive parents who gave me my trauma at a young age. This decimated my confidence and self-image and led to me moving from one troubled environment to the next for the longest time.
I started to delve into theories of developmental psychology and childhood trauma, which I found helped to alleviate my suffering and could be used to help those around me also alleviate their suffering.
Before I knew it, one thing had led to another, and today I am the author of five successful Self-Help books. I’ve helped thousands of people to heal the wounds they have been carrying around throughout their entire life. Together we have helped them to regain a healthy and successful self-image, we have healed their inner child, and have integrated their Shadow Selves to help them achieve a new sense of wholeness and freedom.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Throughout this entire time, my brain was working, thinking, and wondering about how my adult life tied in with my childhood, and eventually, the obsession became enough to push my life into a new direction.
My daily practice has been heavily influenced by many renowned psychologists, psychotherapists, and physicians, such as Carl Jung (which is why you’ll see he is the main influence in this book as well).
The title of one of my latest and most successful books is "Shadow Work Journal and Workbook: The Comprehensive Guide for Beginners to Uncover the Shadow Self & Become Whole as Your Authentic Self | Guided Prompts for Inner Child Soothing, Healing & Growth." This is a journal that takes the reader on a journey that helps them explore the dark side of their personality in a safe way and uses proven techniques that will facilitate this process. Here, the person becomes able to discover the dark side and grow as a result in a way that might not be accessible otherwise.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I found that my passion for journaling makes a great alternative to meditation and other religiously influenced techniques. Journaling helps me to record my thoughts and feelings, then reflect on them and plan forward, thinking of where I am going in life. This is an aspect of analytical psychology that I have become an avid enthusiast of throughout my career.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am a great enthusiast of self-help authors, psychologists, and physicians of our time. From Waine Dyer and Louise Hay to Michael Singer, From Carl Jung, Bessel van der Kolk, Gabor Mate' to Nicola Lepera, and so on.
What are you working on now?
My latest work is centered again on Inner Child Healing but this time we will add an extra and essential tool that is Self-compassion. I have learned that many people increase their awareness through our first journal workbook but then need more work on their inner child healing because they really have to learn how to be that compassionate parent that they might haven't had before. And that takes time and patience. And obviously, extra effort.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
We are a team now and we tend to use our website, social media, Amazon advertisement, specialized blogs, and magazines.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
yes, it might be a page a day or a line before going to bed but you must write THAT book. It is the Great creative mind speaking through you. Get that inspiration going!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
"You can only help others from a place of experience" meaning that if you haven't been through your personal exploration and tried to solve your inner troubles how can you possibly explain the process and understand the feelings of others? Of course, we are still all different and with different life stories, but when you start to do inner work you eventually get to grasp the essentials of human nature which is to feel safe, loved, and acknowledged.
What are you reading now?
I am revisiting the classic books of Carl G.Jung like his autobiography and "Man and his symbols"
What’s next for you as a writer?
Oh, I have so many ideas!! I still want to explore Jung's theories and particularly his understanding of Astrology, dreams, and synchronicities. And pass these ideas to others through workbooks.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
How to Become Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispensa
The Tao Te Ching
and the Bible
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