HOW I GOT HERE
For a big chunk of my life I felt disempowered, anxious and unsure of myself. I lacked confidence. I struggled with insecurity, panic attacks and depression.
I lived in an unconscious and reactive way. It felt that life was something that just happened to me. I seemed to have little, to no power over what unfolded.
I lived my life for everyone else, constantly changing, modifying and altering myself in order to fit in, be accepted and be what I thought others wanted.
Until something happened which changed the course of my life …
MY WAKE UP MOMENT
At age 19 I was introduced to yoga, and I was cracked open to a deeper part of myself that I never knew existed. Every week that I went to class, I felt my anxiety melt away, my racing mind become still, my heart expand and I felt a deep love for myself.
Yoga awakened something in me, and I was yearning to know more. I began devouring every book on my mother’s self-help bookcase and I immersed myself in studying everything about spirituality, conscious living and self-love.
Then one day while reading a Tony Robbins book I received a vision – a vision of myself standing on stage speaking to groups of people and teaching these principles.
I felt with whole-hearted clarity that this was my purpose, but at the same time this vision terrified and overwhelmed me. So I turned my back on it, buried it deep within me, and went about living my life.
THE EXTERNAL SEARCH
At age 20 I decided to leave home and move to a new city. I was so desperate to fit into this new place and be accepted, that I turned my back on my newfound spirituality, died my hair brown and tried to re-invent myself.
Over the course of the next 7 years I became lost on a path of self-destruction and darkness. I struggled with a crippling eating disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. I partied, I took drugs, I drank until I was sick, I was promiscuous and had no respect for my body. And in my darkest moments self-harm was my coping mechanism.
I was addicted to creating external change – anything to avoid looking at myself. I changed jobs and moved homes every year, searching for something that I couldn’t seem to find. I kept thinking that the next ‘thing’ would bring me happiness, but it just brought more emptiness. I felt lost, directionless and disconnected.
Below all the fear and chaos I could feel something was burning within me – an inner knowing that I could no longer run from. My heart was calling. My spirit was beckoning. I knew it was time to listen.
I was thousands of dollars in debt, so I accepted a job in a fearful state of needing some form of security, but I hated it. I woke up every day with dread in my stomach and a deep sadness within my heart.
Every night after work would come home and spend the evenings on my knees crying, praying for guidance and asking for answers. I begged at the Universe for help.
THE INNER WORK
Then one day, my answer appeared. While searching the internet for something that could make me feel better, I came across a Life Coach.
I emailed her instantly, and we began working together. And now the real work began. The inner work.
It was time to look within. In my sessions with my coach, we began to peel back the layers of fear, limitation, self-loathing and inauthenticity.
I realised that up until this point, I had been dancing on the surface. I needed to dig deeper, to look within and face my shadows. I needed to love, heal and feel the parts of me I had been avoiding and finally resolve my relationship with myself.
AND SOON EVERYTHING BEGAN TO CHANGE;
Δ I re-committed to my meditation practise and discovered how to slow down and tune inwards.
Δ I created a morning ritual and learnt how to consciously create my day through intentions setting and journaling.
Δ I discovered how to connect with my heart energy, to prioritise joy, to follow my bliss and listen to what I loved.
Δ I stopped running from my feelings and began to process the anger, sadness and pain I had been avoiding.
Δ I built a relationship with my intuition and inner guidance, and began following it’s directions.
Δ I transformed my thinking and healed my patterns of control, judgment, fear, lack and limitation.
Δ I started loving myself. I practiced affirmations, kindness, self-compassion, acceptance and deep self-care.
Δ I stopped living my life for everyone else, and started saying yes to my heart-driven dreams.
Δ I overhauled my diet and replaced sugar, caffeine and fast food with green juice and whole, organic produce.
Δ I began writing on a blog called a life of perfect days, documenting my awakening and teaching these principles to others.
AUTHENTICITY & LIVING FROM LOVE
For the first time in my life, I felt like I was myself. I had peeled back so many layers of inauthenticity and fear that I could finally feel my heart and my truth.
At age 29, I signed up for my Life Coach training. I was terrified and had no idea how I would pay for it. I was full of self-doubt, fear of not being good enough and thoughts of why I would fail. But I took the leap anyway.
Less than a year after starting my training, I resigned from my day job and committed to following my passion full time. 5 years later, I haven’t looked back.
Through committing to my inner work, following my heart, choosing love over fear, listening to my inner guidance over my limitations and showing up daily with a fierce commitment to living my highest potential, I have been able to transform my life.
And I want to help you to do the same.
I support big dreamers & soul seekers to follow their hearts, trust their intuition & create lives they love.
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A FEW MORE THINGS ABOUT ME
I am a Taurus; Determined, stubborn, sensual, pragmatic and grounded. I have a Capricorn Ascendant; Ambitious, analytical and driven. And a Pisces Moon; Intuitive, sensitive, spiritual & creative.
I am addicted to green juice. My favourite combination is kale, celery, cucumber and lemon.
I am a yoga lover. Give me a room heated to 30 degrees and a strong Vinyasa Flow and I am a happy girl.
I am a total beach baby. Despite growing up in the middle of the city in Melbourne with no ocean in sight, I now can’t get enough of it’s magic. I love ocean swims, soft sand runs, sunshine and sunset strolls.
I got my first (and only) tattoo on my 18th birthday. It is a Chinese symbol of the word Woman. It seemed like a great idea at the time 😉
I completed my Level 1 Reiki training when I was 12. My mum was a bit of a hippy and wanted the whole family to learn energy healing.
Connie Chapman is a life coach, speaker and writer empowering big dreamers and soul seekers to discover a new way of living, and create lives they love (from the inside out).
Through her international 1:1 coaching practise she has spent the past 5 years personally guiding hundreds of women and men to break free of their limitations and unlock their true potential.
Connie is the creator of the transformative course Slow Down & Tune In, and host of the top-ranking podcast Awaken Radio where she shares and inspiring, heart-felt conversations and interviews that receive over 20,000 listens every month.
Known for her authentic, honest and soulful approach, Connie’s transformative work is all about re-connecting with your heart and inner wisdom, embodying more love, peace and freedom, creating a mindset that empowers you, and learning to truly accept and value yourself.
MEDIA & FEATURES
Connie has been featured in leading publications around Australia and the world, interviewed on top-ranking podcasts, and presented keynotes for Radlivin, The Self-Love Series, Harper Collective and more.
Her wisdom and expertise has been featured on leading magazines and blogs including Wellbeing Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Sporteluxe, DOLLY, Peppermint Magazine, Yahoo 7, Inspired Coach and many more.
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