Working With a Recovery Life Coach
Most of us have the drive to do better and be better; we just lack the proper guidance to get there. What we need is someone who is on our side, there to help bounce ideas, provide a little tough love, and help us achieve our goals.
This is where a recovery life coach steps in.
What Is Recovery Life Coaching?
Think of it as a process of self-discovery and a path to better health and success—done on your timeline and where you need it. It’s about identifying what is going on in your brain, thinking about your actions and thought processes, and getting down to the root causes of the behaviors you want to change.
If you are feeling frustrated by your choices and struggling to make meaningful changes, an addictions coach can help get you there.
How Is This Different From a Treatment Center?
A recovery coach offers fully personalized one-on-one care that comes to you. You don’t disrupt your life for weeks on end to live in a center, and you don’t need to share your time with others seeking recovery. It’s intensive assistance that is 100% focused on you. And with the right program, it goes wherever you go—including movie sets, vacations abroad, and on tour.
Once you partner with a recovery coach, you’ll be blown away by the discoveries you make about your thought patterns, triggers, and more. You’ll begin to understand your brain in new ways and learn how to beat your demons at their own game. Most importantly, you’ll have someone to turn to who offers tough love without judgment, giving you the space and momentum you need to grow.
Recovery life coaching is the first step to the rest of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Recovery Coaching
What can I expect from a life coaching session?
Life coaching is highly individualized, and that means each session follows its own path. Anticipate sessions that are tailored to your needs and goals, and expect your coach to adapt on the fly. Be ready to get honest with yourself, and even called to the carpet at times when you get too trapped in denial.
How do I prepare for a life coaching session?
This will depend on where you are as you go into your session. At the very least, you should spend some time thinking about the changes you want to make and why you struggle to make them. As you work with your addictions coach, it is a good idea to keep a journal, even if just in bullet form.
What do life coaches charge per hour?
There is no set rate; each recovery life coach sets their own prices. Keep in mind that these can vary even when working with the same coach based on the intensity of your program and what kind of travel is involved.
What questions can I ask a life coach?
Anything! As part of your life coaching, you should ask any questions that come to mind. In this process, there are no silly questions; if you are feeling a burning need to ask, there is likely a good reason. Remember: be brave and open when approaching your recovery coaching.
What problems do life coaches solve?
Your recovery life coach can help you solve many issues. From those related to all types of addiction to overcoming a case of the Mondays, life coaches do it all. You can focus on long-term issues, short-term ones, and even one-off events that are troubling you.
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