The Dow of Healing
Creating Inner Peace
Holistic Life Coach – Career Coaching – Podcaster – Author
Meet Glenn Ostlund
My name is Dow Glenn Ostlund II. Whether you are looking for support in your personal life, professional life – or both – I offer services as a Holistic Life Coach and Career Coach. I am certified in Hypnosis, Timeline Therapy™, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I also have a Master’s degree in Folklore and Mythology and work as a recruiter with access to all major industries across the U.S.
I am an eclectic explorer who is fascinated by the intersection of science and spirituality; truth and fiction; intellect and emotion; skepticism and belief. I am a storyteller at heart who has learned over the years that the stories we tell ourselves shape our day-to-day lives in deeply meaningful ways. I have also learned that the vast majority of these stories are unconscious – we don’t really know that we have them, that they are influencing us, or that we can transform them!
I founded “The Dow of Healing” to help my clients with their work-life balance and to become more aware of their unconscious stories – especially those stories that make us feel small, weak, anxious, fearful, shameful, angry and powerless. I work with clients who want to improve their lives but do not know where to start. I help my clients develop new habits and rewire their brains using powerful tools like hypnosis, customized meditations, timeline therapy™, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Every client I work with is fighting some internal war against their own unconscious mind. I help them identify the sources of that conflict and negotiate peace – a balance between heart and mind – and I do it with warmth, humor, playfulness, and creativity.
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung
Employment assistance and Resume Writing
Custom Guided Meditations
All services are conducted remotely via Zoom. Each session is recorded, and the audio is provided to you. My clients find great benefit in listening back to their sessions multiple times. Pricing is flexible, fair, and negotiable.
As a Holistic Life Coach, I take the approach that all things are connected, but most of those connections are very difficult to see. In my work with clients, I focus on three main areas: Awareness, Acceptance, Integration.
I appreciate how much I learned about myself through coaching because I really do think it has been what has kept me afloat… I mean, not always afloat, but I feel like the way we explored my exposed wounds in coaching has given me the stamina to keep looking at a lot of things that are burning and then choose which ones that need to burn out completely. And also appreciating the light and dark expressions of it all. So it is the gift that keeps giving.
I’ve felt a 100% shift in my mindset and mood and overall contentment over the last few weeks of coaching with Glenn. Even my wife mentioned this week how she’s noticed a massive change in me. How I’m interacting with our kids, towards work, towards myself, others, and I know our “deeper insights” coaching sessions have been integral. I’m filled with gratitude…my cup runneth over. Thanks Glenn!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this called “The Dow of Healing?”
What do you mean by “healing?”
I mean a sense of wholeness. Balance. Peacefulness. Empowerment. Liberation from negative thoughts caused by past and present trauma.
If I need “healing” does that mean there is something wrong with me?
Hang on a sec. What do you mean that “everything is perfect as it is?”
What do you mean by X+Y=Z?
How is Life Coaching different from therapy?
Why are you a Life Coach instead of a licensed therapist?
Do you observe the ACA (American Counseling Association) code of ethics?
How much do you charge for coaching?
It depends. Pricing is flexible, fair, and negotiable. I typically charge anywhere from $100 to $150 per hour.
What is Career Coaching?
If you are looking for a new job and you want to be more intentional and targeted in your search, I can use my experience and connections as a recruiter to create a targeted search for you and prepare you for the interview process. I can also help you create a great resume.
What is group coaching?
What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?
What is hypnosis? Isn’t it kind of dangerous?
What is Timeline Therapy™?
It is a technique that takes you back to a past traumatic event as a way to reframe and release negative emotions associated with that event.
What is an Akashic Reading?
It is a deeply intuitive story we create together in session that can provide a powerful framework for the life that you want to live. The “Akashic Record” is one of many traditional descriptions for the idea that the eternal intelligence of all living things is accessible through open-hearted imaginative exploration of mind.
Can you help me see the unconscious stories that I can’t see?
Yes. That’s one of the things I do best.
Can you give me advice on how to be a better person?
Can you help me with my anxiety and depression?
Can you help me overcome addictions?
Do you work with couples on conflict resolution?
Do you work with children?
What are your hobbies?
What is your favorite movie?
What are the most influential books you have read?
- “A Course in Miracles Made Easy” by Alan Cohen
- “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Joe Dispenza
- “Feeling Good” The New Mood Therapy” by Dr. David Burns
- “Heartminded” by Sara Blondin
- “How to Change your Mind” by Michael Pollan
- “Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Potential” by John Assaraf
- “Letting Go” by Dr. David Hawkins
- “Living From a Place of Surrender” by Michael Singer
- “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie
- “No Bad Parts” by Richard C. Schwartz
- “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD
- “The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One” by Don Elkins, Carla Rueckert and Jim McCarty
- “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari
- “Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts
- “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz
- “The Gene Keys” by Richard Rudd
- “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt
- “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron
- “The Wisdom of Your Cells” by Dr. Bruce. H. Lipton PhD
- “You’re It” by Alan Watts
You say that you help clients find peaceful balance between heart and mind – and you do it with warmth, humor, playfulness, and creativity. How can “warmth, humor, playfulness and creativity” fix my problems?
What’s the difference between an Elephant and a Matterbaby?
What’s a Matterbaby?
A: Nothing. What’s a matter with you?
Let’s see if we are the right fit.
Schedule a free 30 minute coaching consulation so we can discover what your goals are and if I am able to help you reach them.
I was born and raised as a multi-generational member of the Mormon church and served as a missionary to Japan. When I returned, I went to college and became interested in folklore, mythology, and traditional culture, so I entered a MA/PhD program in Folkloristics at Indiana University. My plan was to become a Folklore professor and write novels. Before I finished my PhD, an opportunity arose for me to go back to Japan to work for a Medical Device company. I jumped at that opportunity and worked in the corporate healthcare world for the next 13 years. I lived in Tokyo and travelled all around the world working with distributors throughout Asia, South America, and Europe. I was living the life.
Then everything turned upside down.
My parents divorced. A close friend of mine took his own life. I experienced what some have called a “faith crisis” and became very critical of the Mormon church and religion in general. I experienced the pain of divorce in my own marriage. I lost my corporate job due to restructuring and redundancies.
In short, I experienced what is often referred to as “the dark night of the soul.”
Podcasting became my lifeline. I started “Infants on Thrones” (the philosophies of men, mingled with humor) with a group of friends in 2012 and over the next 10 years I published over 800 episodes that had over 7.5 million downloads. It was how I connected with others who were experiencing similar “dark nights of the soul” in their own lives. It was the way that I continued to study and learn about people and their different perspectives on life.
As a result, my anger and frustration about religion slowly softened. I began to see the value in variety of human experience.
During this time, I became very interested in psychology, mental health, and neuroscience. I learned about Cognitive Distortions and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I started to see how my own habits of thinking impacted the way that I felt about myself and others. I changed many things about my life and discovered the value of encouraging and supporting others exactly where they are – whatever they believe – rather than critiquing, judging, and ridiculing.
In other words, I learned to make peace with my own ignorance of things, and I became more accepting of subjective truths and the unexplained phenomena of life. I also began to work as a recruiter – which I consider to be a “professional match maker” – and realized how much I enjoy connecting job seekers with employers who are urgently seeking the right fit. It is a win-win-win situation for all that has been life changing for many of the job-seekers I have placed.
I also wrote a book in 2020 called “Bathing with God” that blends my interest in quantum mechanics and spirituality. “Bathing with God” is an internal dialogue between my skeptical self and my imaginative self. It details many of the ways that I processed my own critical, cynical nature as I became more accepting of the divine mystery of existence that we are all a part of. You can find a copy of this book here.