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Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence


Are you feeling confused, angry, scared or hurt? Are you being yelled at, hit, threaten or told what to do? Do you worry or fear the safety of yourself, your family or pets? These are all signs of an abusive relationship, and I can help you determine if you are in an unhealthy or dangerous situation. No one deserves to live a life filled with fear, pain and abuse, and I am here to help you find ways for a better life--everyone deserves to live a life without fear and abuse. Your questions will be answered with honesty and respect. Please ask questions today to help you find better ways to live a more loving and happier life for you and your family. Let me help you!

Experience in the area

I am a Certified Life Coach Specializing in Abuse and Domestic Violence.


•SPARCC (Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center), Sarasota, FL •CAT (Sarasota Violence Prevention Community Action Team) •Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence •Guardian Ad Litem 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida


Please visit my webpage for more information and articles about abusive relationships and domestic violence at or www.DomesticViolence-Education.


•B.S. from Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA •Core Competency Course from the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Naples, Fl •Life Coach Training from Changepoint Coaching & Consulting Association •Advanced Training from The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education •Sexual Violence Core Training from Florida Council Against Sexual Violence •High Risk Domestic Violence Training by Lundy Bancroft and Sarasota Police Department, Fl •Court Assistance Training from SPARCC (Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center), Sarasota, FL •Principles of Prevention by The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) •Guardian Ad Litem 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida

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What do you like about this subject?

No one deserves to live a life with violence or abuse. Understanding the emotional dynamics to help others find ways to live a better and happier life is essential to break away from living in such damaging and dangerous situations. Everyone deserve to live life without fear and helping others to live with peace is my goal.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To reach younger people and teach them about healthy versus unhealthy relationships to help keep them safe from danagerous, damaging and violent people and relationships. Awareness, education and healthy ways of living and being need to be taught so people can live productive and safe lives.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Domestic Violence and abuse is a communication style that gets people what they want in unhealthy ways that affects the health and well-being of another person. This is not OK. Learning ways to recognize the "red flags" and effective communication will help everyone keep away from these destructive and harmful relationships. Everyone deserves to live a life with peace without violence.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Domestic Violence and abuse is everyone's problem because of the negative impact it has on society. Everyone needs to get involved to learn what it takes to help stop violence. The negative impacts are real and damaging to all people.

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Recent Answers from Cathy Backlund, Life Coach in Abuse & Domestic Violence

2015-03-06 Dating/Relationships:

Hi Tatianna,    Listen to your inner voice and believe what you are seeing. Punching holes through walls is NOT a good sign. And the question is will he punch you the next time instead of the wall or throw

2015-02-16 no where to run:

Hi Tina,    Thank you for writing and asking for some ideas of what to do. As you probably know, you are married to man who needs to control you and your life which is why he does the things he does by

2014-08-29 my girlfriend is being abused:

Hi Ian,    Thank you for your question and concern. Calling CPS is the right thing to do and keep calling them every time you see abuse. Do any other people see the abuse? If so, have them call CPS as

2014-08-14 domestic abuse and theryapy:

Hi Susan,    The therapist is not obligated to tell your daughter about you contacting her as far as I know.    Yes, asking your daughter to accompany you to family therapy would be a good move. Letting

2014-08-14 domestic abuse and theryapy:

Hi Susan,    Thank you for reaching out with ideas of what is going on and what to do. Either situation could have happened--your daughter could not have been totally honest with the counselor or the counselor


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