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 One lucky individual will have the rare opportunity to WIN a FREE 2 day class on Food Addictions Coaching (value $1065). Look around you, how many people overeat? Stress eat? Maybe they stopped using drugs and alcohol and replaced it with cookies or cupcakes? Would you like to help them and gain a new career? One lucky individual will win a seat in our 2 day class. Contest closes November 30th.
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Food Addiction Coaching

Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach (NCFAC)

food addictionsIn Food Addiction Coaching  we will explain the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships with food, how to spot a hidden eating disorder, what the difference between dieting and lifestyle choices are and how to deal with all of them as they present in your client. We address food addictions as both part of the addictive cycle and also independent of other addictions.

For most addicts, an addiction is addiction and food is no different. They complete substance abuse treatment and then begin abusing food and foodstuffs. They may over eat, binge eat, indulge in sugar and caffeine and gain weight. At the Addictions Academy we teach you how to handle the food addiction side when the monster of drugs and alcohol is tamed. We also teach to how to handle a food addiction that is independent of other addictions.

The Addictions Coach: Recovery Services for the Elite in Society

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Recovery Services for the Elite in Society

The Addictions Academy and Addictions Coach of Miami, Florida know how important your reputation and your company’s brand are.  They also know how important it is for you to be at the helm, making sure things are running smoothly; business as usual.  When an Alpha like you has trouble with an addiction, there’s only one place that understands and can help!

Why is The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach the best solution?

1. We will protect your anonymity and confidentiality
2. We will come to you with the only mobile rehab in the country
3. We deal with celebrities, famous athletes, and Fortune 500 clients and know what is expected
4. Our Professional Recovery Coaches are the best in the world
5. Our coaches are willing to go with you wherever needed, on set, on tour, your call
6. You don’t need to leave the helm of your business for 30 days or more
7. You set the goals and objectives that you want to achieve
8. Our approach is totally client-driven
9. We understand that special clients have special needs
10. We have over 100 years of experience on board with our company

We know that you have deadlines to meet, quotas to fill, Boards who want answers, and clients who want results.  We understand A-list clients because we specialize in working with them.  Our coaches blend right in, when in the board room, on the golf course, in the clubhouse, on stage, or at the office.  They can escort you to major events, stay with you for periods of time, as needed, send our mobile rehab, or schedule sessions as requested.

Our clients have been professional athletes, A-listers, Rockers, and high-profile business CEOs and Owners who cannot afford to leave their teams, shows, bands, or companies for long periods of time.  Our Professional Recovery Coaches and Mobile Rehab were quick to respond and help our new clients to get back on their feet and back to their passions as soon as possible.

Addiction isn’t about using drugs. It’s about what the drug does to your life.”
― Enock Maregesi

Our highly skilled coaches will work with our clients to reach solutions.  The bottom line is, we get results!  We know that you are busy, you are under a great deal of pressure, and time is of the essence. Our coaches will create an action plan with you that works best for you and your schedule.  Like you, we’re not like all the rest; we are simply the best of the best!

If you have an addiction problem, let our recovery coaches help you get back on track.  Call us today at 1 (800) 706-0318 or visit our website at https://theaddictionscoach.com.  We look forward to working with you.

Cali Estes Ph.D

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The Ten Greatest Reasons to Hire a Professional Coach

The Ten Greatest Reasons to Hire a Professional Coach

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What is the benefit of hiring a Professional Coach in any field: Life Coach, Business Coach, Fitness Coach, Recovery Coach, Family Recovery Coach, or any other specialized coach?

I get asked this question quite often from both sides of the equation: as an instructor of Professional Master Coaches, and as a successful business woman who utilizes a Professional Coach.  I’ll share with you my top ten reasons why I believe anyone should hire a Professional Coach.

Hello I am Your Coach
Before I share my thoughts with you on the top ten reasons to hire a Professional Coach, I want to define what a Professional Coach is and what they do.

A Professional Coach is:

A highly trained and very skilled individual
A professional with tools to get the job done
A very motivated individual who motivates others
An ethical and responsible person
A caring people person
A very advanced cheerleader
An action-oriented problem solver
A flexible, goal-driven communication specialist
A perception and perspective changer
A blockage buster and solution finder
It’s also important to look at what Professional Coaches are not to truly understand who they really are.

A Professional Coach is not:

A banker or accountant
A therapist or counselor
A sponsor or twelve-step guide
A psychiatrist
A goal or objective setter
A date or romantic interest
A party pal
A person with a conflict of interest in relation to a client
An uneducated or untrained individual
Interested in selfish, unethical, or illegal matters
Now that I have identified what a Professional Coach is and is not, I would like to describe what a coach does.  Coaching is a results and client driven process where the coach assists the client to reach a solution.  It is a development or training process where a client receives support while working towards goals and objectives via specific action plans, where the coach utilizes core competencies, skill sets, and tools to help the client see past blockages and reach solution or meet goals.  There are many different types of coaching:

Coaching Types and Styles:

1. Business Coaching
2. Recovery Coaching
3. Christian Coaching
4. Executive Coaching
5. Life Coaching
6. Financial Coaching
7. Health and Wellness Coaching
8. Fitness coaching
9. Relationship Coaching
10. Personal coaching
11. Family recovery coaching

There are many different types and styles of coaching; the largest difference today is peer coaching and Professional Coaching.  The difference is just like it sounds, peer coaching is peer to peer often volunteer, and Professional Coaching is a highly trained and skilled individual and almost always paid for their services. Professional Coaches use a range of communication skills such as active listening, powerful questioning, paraphrasing, the natural laws of cause and effect, reading body language, tones, and inflections, observation, intuition, action planning, and other activities. Professional Coaching helps an individual to identify their capabilities and skill sets that already exist internally and put them into motion to reach solutions in all coaching fields.

Now I’ve identified what a Professional Coach is and isn’t and what they do. You have to be prepared before you execute; now you’re ready to get the information you’ve been waiting for. What are the ten greatest benefits of hiring these highly trained and skilled individuals?

  • Every problem has a solution because the problem defines the solution; there is perspective and perception problems that block most clients from getting to solutions on their own, Profession Coaches help clients get past these blocks and reach solutions.
  • We all are human, thus we all suffer from the human condition. We all have blind spots; Professional Coaches can help clients can point out areas of weakness that clients miss or don’t see.
  • We all need someone to hold us accountable. Clients can take on greater responsibility by meeting with their coach on action plans with specific time tables and follow-up.
  • A Professional Coach will help redirect the client when they are off track with their action plan. The coach is trained to be flexible; however, to keep the plan moving forward toward solution.
  • A Professional Coach is trained to bring out the very best in the client through communication skills and other coaching techniques. The client won’t just be spinning in circles, but actually, always moving forward toward solution.
  • The coach brings extra talent to the table. When the client sets the goal, then the coach and client brainstorm together to reach solution; there is twice the creativity.
  • We all need spiritual sounding boards in our lives. Even coaches need coaches! I haven’t met a highly successful person yet who doesn’t have a coach!
  • Professional Coaches celebrate all the victories with the client, no matter how big or small. A win is a win!
  • Clients can communicate with their coach in confidence and confidentiality. The coach will always be supportive and non-judgmental. The coach may suggest change; however, it will be in a positive and nurturing way.
  • Professional Coaches get results! They bring out the best in clients and expect the champion from within to show him or herself.

 

 

This really is a no brainer!  If you could achieve your goal, increase your bottom line, lose those pounds, win that championship, or at least increase your chances for success, wouldn’t you do what it takes?  Professional Coaches make all the difference!

“I’ve seen the power of Life Coaching firsthand and I know how beneficial it can be.”  Leeza Gibbons

The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida Trains and certifies Professional coaches in several Types and Styles.  The Academy’s instructors are some of the best in the industry, current, knowledgeable, and cutting edge.

The Addictions Academy offers National Certifications and Training in Life Coaching, Recovery Coaching, Family Recovery Coaching, Gambling Addiction Coaching, Food-Addiction Coaching, Sex-Addiction Coaching, Relationship-Addiction Coaching, Fitness Coaching, International Master Addictions Coaching, and much more.
If you would like to hire a Professional Coach you can reach the Addictions Coach at 1-800-706-0318 or visit their website at https://theaddictionscoach.com.  If you are interested in training to become a coach you can contact The Addictions Academy at 800-706-0318 or visit their website at http://ww.theaddictionsacademy.com.

© 2015 Cali Estes, Ph.D

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Student Success at The Addictions Academy!

Student Success at The Addictions Academy!  Intervention student, Kenny Moran shares his experience in class.
Learn more about our National Intervention course and all the courses offered at www.theaddictionsacademy.com  Register for courses online or call 1.800.706.0318

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“So I decided to get the National Intervention certification. I had been doing 12-step calls and intervening on drug addicts for a while. I wanted the certification, but didn’t think I would learn anything in the class. I was wrong! I learned so many things about doing interventions that I never knew. I feel way more confident now when doing an intervention. Thank you,Student  Cali Estes! Can’t wait to get back in class soon to get that sober coach certification.”
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The Addictions Academy was founded to increase education in the areas of addiction that have been previously unavailable to the general public. We offer on site training, live virtual classroom experiences (webinar) or on demand classes (learn at your leisure)in an array of subjects that fit your practice or services.
With our extensive availability of certifications, college accreditation and continuing education units we are able to assist you in obtaining new cash pay clients, increasing your client base, or starting a new practice. We even offer job placement and referrals.  We operate with a Standard of Excellence for Addiction Coaching and Intervention Training with an Accreditation Component for International Certification and State Licensure Preparation.
The Addictions Academy is fully dedicated to helping addiction therapists,  mental health practitioners, drug and alcohol treatment centers, students and other professionals learn about the facets of addiction. We specialize in: Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Food Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Ethics, Business and Marketing. Our in-depth courses are designed to provide the learning tools necessary to handle real life situations with evidenced based practices.
We provide both national and international certifications and if you want to sit for specific state exams to receive additional credentials, we can assist you. Our courses are offered LIVE (in person), Live Virtual Classroom Webinars or on demand pre recorded to learn at your leisure!

How Do YOU Benefit from The Addictions Academy Train the Trainer Program?

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How Do You Benefit from The Addictions Academy Train the Trainer Program?

The Addictions Academy is currently granting licenses for instructors that they train to teach their curriculum to their own clientele. This is the first affiliate training program for addiction professionals.  How will you benefit from The Addictions Academy’s Train the Trainer Program and why do you need to become a licensed affiliate?

The top five reasons to sign up for the Addictions Academy’s Train the Trainer program:
1. You will be able to make a great income.
2. You will have the opportunity to help others.
3. You will be able to learn the art of professional addiction recovery coaching, and give back!
4. You will have a direct impact in helping to save thousands of lives!
5. You will be able to reach many more clients.

It’s a no-brainer; a win-win situation for everyone involved.  Just imagine how many more lives can be saved when you are training and educating more professionals to work in this growing and exciting industry.  We will be able to reach more clients with our proven curriculum and systems of educating instructors to teach our educational courses and exams. At present, there is a worldwide demand that can’t be met because of lack of trained personnel.  Clients need our services desperately; people are dying every few minutes from addiction in every town, in every state in every country.

When you become an instructor of Train the trainer, you become the linchpin in the chain of recovery that helps others to find and experience purpose, passion, excitement, and motivation for success by becoming a professional recovery coach, family recovery coach, interventionist, relapse prevention professional, prevention professional, gambling addiction coach, life coach, food addiction coach, or other addiction recovery professional.

You can choose one course, two, or all of the Academy’s courses to train on and become your own instructor.  This innovative program is sweeping the Nation as once again The Addictions Academy is leading the way in the fight against addiction!  The seasoned and professional instructors from the Academy provide support during your entire journey.  They will help you become an excellent instructor, marketer, speaker, presenter, professional, and much more.

The program comes with unlimited support and marketing help from the academy’s expert instructors and curriculum creators.  The program includes twenty-five hours of supervision units with the Academy’s experts, discussing case studies and reviewing difficult tasks.  You will learn about marketing, branding, and have business mentoring by the Academy’s professional experts.  This training is an application only program as the Academy is taking only the finest quality candidates to offer their signature training worldwide.

Program Options
• National Intervention Professional Training (NCIP) It is required that candidates take a live class first.
• Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching level 1 (NCRC) and Level II (NCRC- II)
• Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coaching (NCFRC)
• Nationally Certified Addiction Prevention professional (NCAPP)
• Nationally Certified Relapse Prevention Professional (NCRPP)

How does it work? You pay $4999 for the class of your choice above and it includes the original student class (unless you have completed that), your materials and the 25 hours of supervision and Mentorship on how to become a successful teacher.
You then begin filling your classes at $999 each. Each student pays the Academy $299 for materials, certification papers, certificate papers, CEUs etc. You keep the rest. That is $700 per student per class. If you teach 7 students, you have paid back your original application fee and training fee.  How much income you make is up to you!

The Academy’s Train the Trainer program is a great opportunity for owners and CEOs in the treatment industry, they can save thousands of dollars by training their own staff month after month and year after year bringing a greater profit to their bottom lines.

The truth is, you can’t afford to miss out on this opportunity; you can have trained staff available at all times for a fraction of what you were paying for training in the past.

The Top Five reasons to become a licensed affiliate:
1. You will save thousands of dollars on training with staff members.
2. You will dramatically improve your bottom line.
3. You will always have available, trained staff.
4. The Academy’s program is a tried, tested, and proven a winner!
5. You can’t afford not to!

Professional Value of Courses:

Make yourself marketable to treatment centers as a trainer of trainers

Increase your income & your client base

Learn marketing and branding skills

Learn how to expand your clientele base and start your own Coaching Business

Increase your earning potential (or lower your ROI as a treatment center)

Add Credentials to your Name

CALL NOW TO BECOME YOUR STATE’S REPRESENTATIVE!

If you would like to be the first Train the Trainer representative in your area, please call The Addictions Academy Today at 800-706-0318 or visit their website at http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com . If you want to be the best, you have to be trained by the best!

© 2015  Cali Estes, PhD.

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Old School Drug Making a Violent Comeback in our Nation’s Capital

Old School Drug Making a Violent Comeback in our Nation’s Capital

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This is 2015, not 1981, and PCP use is on a violent rise in our Nation’s Capital, Washington DC.

PCP (phencyclidine) is an illegal hallucinogenic drug notorious for causing violent and bizarre behaviors.

Those who are old enough will remember a huge PCP problem gripped the United States in the ‘80s. Widespread abuse caused public panic and then, somewhat mysteriously, the drug seemingly faded away.

Fast-forward to the present day; PCP usage in Washington DC, our nation’s capital, is rampant. In fact, abuse of the hallucinogen is far higher in DC than in any other major U.S. city. The disturbing trend is best seen among people who are arrested and brought in to area jails, with an overwhelming majority of DC inmates testing positive for PCP during the booking process.

PCP users rank among the smallest group of illegal drug users in the United States but this small group causes the most violent issues, according to law enforcement officers. And to add insult to injury,  there are more law enforcement officers per resident in Washington DC than anywhere else in the country. So this adds to the constant contact between users and police. Once ingested, usually by dippers, this powerful hallucinogenic causes the user to become overly aggressive and violent.

Crazy stories have surfaced like when rapper, Big Lurch, killed his girlfriend, split her chest open and ate parts of her lungs while high on PCP. He was found naked in the street covered in her blood. Yet, he recalls nothing of the incident.

This is just one of many violent and sickening stories that are fueled by this drug. Washington DC police have done their best to Crack down on open air PCP drug sales and have even made penalties extremely harsh for offenders but PCP is extremely hard to find during its export and import due to its liquid form and amber color. It resembles apple juice and is hard to detect.

Have you encountered any use lately?  What is your experience with the drug?

Cali Estes
Top Rated Addiction Recovery and Sober Coaching Services
The Addictions Academy ® – 800-706-0318

 

 

The Addictions Academy: Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

The Addictions Academy:  Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

www.theaddictionsacademy.com

1.800.706.0318

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An interventionist is a highly skilled, well-trained professional. To be of maximum benefit to the chemical dependency and mental health fields an interventionist must become an expert in the art of successful interventions for those still sick and suffering and their families. The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida offers an array of courses to prepare potential interventionists to become experts in their field. The following are the Academy’s ten top secrets to becoming an expert interventionist.

  1. To be the best, you need to be trained by the best!

Let’s be honest, if you don’t care who trains you as an interventionist, it’s a crap shoot as to your success in training and skills. You should do your research and find highly skilled professionals with years of experience in the field of interventions. The best instructors are not people who read books; they are professionals who have the experience in the field that can show you the different techniques to be successful. The Addictions Academy’s instructors have many years experience in the field and have had hundreds of successful interventions using different methods and techniques.

  1. An interventionist has to be prepared before they execute.

Successful interventionists plan out their interventions. An intervention should never be rushed or spontaneous; it should be carefully planned out usually at least a week from the original call. The interventionist’s transportation, and lodging, needs to be set up, as well as the date, time, and location of the intervention.   A contract needs to be sent to the client, a deposit sent from the client, and a pre-intervention plan set up. The interventionist also needs to have a good idea of appropriate treatment facilities for the client and an escort plan to transport the client to the facility chosen. Successful interventions are well planned and thought out in advance.

  1. Don’t trust what you hear; trust what you see!

Often family members will be the initial contact with the interventionist. The family may think that they’re providing concrete facts, but more often than not, their facts are not one-hundred percent accurate. They may be enablers who have been manipulated by their addicted loved one. Perhaps the family has been lied to about the facts. The referral resource just simply may not know the facts. Even when the interventionist communicates directly with the addicted family member, they still may not get to the truth. Interventionists must trust their instincts and use all of their professional skills to make decisions on the client. Remember that body language is 55%, tones and inflections 38%, and the spoken word only 7% of trusted human communication.

  1. Interventionists don’t react on emotions.

An intervention is loaded with emotions, tears, yelling by family members, and anger. The interventionist stays professional and never reacts based on emotion. Interventionists rely on their training, experience, common sense, and wisdom. Interventions can become very heated between loved ones, prepare the family that you may ask certain people to step outside if their actions interrupt the positive flow of the interventionist’s progress. Interventionists remain professional at all times; they never get pulled into the family’s drama.

  1. Professional interventionists have to be able to understand family dynamics.

T he interventionist must be able to identify and understand the dynamics of each family unit. This information is invaluable as a tool for the interventionist’s success in handling the client and the outcome of the intervention. Most important is finding out who the enabler or enablers are in the family unit. The enabler can sabotage the whole intervention if not identified and handled. The hero in the family is another key player in the family unit. The hero will assist in the intervention with blocking the enabler. To have a successful intervention, the other players worth identifying are, the family mascot, the scapegoat, the lost child, and of course the addict or addicts. The intervention will use all this information to their advantage and even set the room up for success with a door blocker, spacers, leader, and enforcer within the family units. The Addictions Academy breaks down family dynamics in-depth during their training courses for professional intervention students.

  1. Professional interventionists must know how to identify and handle different types of clients.

All clients are not the same! Some of the basic characteristics that interventionists screen for are genetic factors, emotional stress, psychiatric problems, and unresolved issues from the client’s past. Types of clients can include the following

ANGRY DEFIANT CLIENT

RUNNER/PHYSICAL

COMBATIVE/ CLIENT

DEPRESSED CLIENT

MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT

ASPBERGERS/AUSTISTIC CLIENT

CHRONIC PAIN

PHONE/TEXTING TYPE CLIENT

CODEPENDENT CLIENT

NARCISSITIC CLIENT

EXECUTIVE CLIENT

WEALTHY CLIENT

CRIMINAL CLIENT

PHYSICAL ISSUES CLIENT

Expert interventionists must be able to master dealing with and identifying all the different types of clients and adjust their intervention process accordingly. The Addictions Academy will instruct their students on the proper procedures for handling these types of clients and role play and rehearse handling these types of clients.

  1. Plan on a smooth intervention and be ready for a rocky one.

Interventionists must be ready for the curve ball, the fastball, and the slider!  Anything can and will happen during an intervention. The interventionist must be on their toes at all times. No physical violence should be tolerated! The police may have to be called if things get out of control. They must make sure that everyone is safe. The interventionist may have to deal with denial, anger, verbal abuse, accusations, and must be prepared to follow through with consequences. The interventionist never really knows how things will go in advance. The main point is that they are ready to handle the worst possible situation and hope for smooth sailing.

  1. The interventionist must remain positive at all times.

No matter what happens, the interventionist should always remain positive and hopeful toward solution for the clients. The family has been through very hard and emotional times, they may quickly become negative. The interventionist can help set the tone and mood for the intervention by remaining positive. This should lead to a good outcome.

   9.    There are several different models of interventions.

There is a simple intervention: One person confronts addicted person Plan on a smooth intervention and be ready for a rocky one.

A Classical Intervention: educating the family, pre-intervention.

A Family System Intervention: Multiple family members addicted.

A Crisis Intervention: Stabilize the situation quickly, rehabilitation follows.

Johnson Model (Surprise Model): Often used by Interventionists.

The Arise Model: Involves the addicted person from the beginning.

The Invitational Intervention Model: Involves the whole family.

Systemic Intervention Model: Focus is on the family, highly successful with process addictions

The RAAD Intervention Model: Reading the client, assessing the situation, anticipating client needs, and directing the flow.

Depending on the situation and the client, some models are more appropriate than others for specific situations. The Addictions Academy uses the RAAD model of intervention in most cases. You will learn about all the above listed intervention models during their training.

  1. Interventions aren’t only for substance abuse and alcoholism.

Alcoholic: (Chronic, Drinks every Day.)

Alcoholic: (Binge Drinker, Does not consume every day.)

Drug addict: non shooter (pills)

Drug addict: shooter (IV Injections)

Drug addict smoker (crack, meth, pills etc)

Functioning Drug addict or alcoholic

Non addict but excessive user

Process Addictions: Sex Addict, Pathological Gambler, Eating Disorders (Behavior Addictions)

Cutting/Self Harm

Mental Health

There are many different forms of addiction that interventionists may have to confront. The Addictions Academy covers all these forms of addiction during their intervention training.

The main goal of any intervention is to get the client to seek professional help for their addiction problems, traumatic event, crisis, or other serious problem. The above listed information should be a part of any interventionist training. The Addictions Academy trains new interventionists to be the best that they can be; to become seasoned experts is the ultimate goal. For more information visit the Academy’s website at www.theaddictionsacademy.com or call 800-706-0318. Our children are dying every minute of every hour of every day from addiction. More professionals are needed to handle this terrible disease. Are you the next expert interventionist? We hope you are! “Stick with the Winners!”

 

The Addictions Academy: Relationship Coaching Training WEBINAR: September 24-25th

The Addictions Academy:  Relationship Coaching Training WEBINAR: September 24th-25th

Register Today!  Help Individuals and Couples Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships.  Limited Seating!

www.theaddictionsacademy.com  1.800.706.0318

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Relationship, Divorce and Marriage Coaching Training

Therapists, counselors, and coaches often report that working with couples is one of the most difficult challenges. The course is designed to provide a foundation for helping with relationships issues, whether working with an individual or with a couple.

Research has shown that the quality of a person’s relationship affects their physical health, their mental health, their career success, and their substance use. Improving relationships can improve every area of life. When you help your clients build strong and healthy relationships, you are giving them the gift of better health and greater happiness in their lives.

Our program in relationship coaching will show professional coaches and counselors how to work with clients to break out of destructive relationship patterns, and develop strong and positive relationships in their lives. Many clients feel stuck, like they are doomed to repeat the same relationship patterns over and over again. In this course, you’ll get the tools and skills to help your clients change these patterns and heal the underlying emotional wounds. This approach helps clients break the cycle they’ve created for themselves.

This 12-hour Relationship Coaching course will provide you with the tools to: Determine whether a couple is suitable for coaching, or if this would be more damaging to the client. Relationship coaching can be done effectively with individuals or with couples. Coaches will learn to assess which is most beneficial for each client. Identify destructive patterns of behavior that derail relationships. Clients are often unaware of these and feel victimized when relationship patterns continue to repeat themselves. You’ll learn the skills to recognize these patterns and recognize underlying emotional needs that create destructive relationship patterns.

Many people carry unmet attachment needs into their relationships, and become frustrated that they cannot get these needs met by their partners. You’ll learn how to recognize these attachment needs and guide your client to getting them met. Empower your clients to change their relationship patterns and provide them with the tools to communicate more effectively with their partners. Package your services in a way that attracts the clients you most want to work with. Learn what it is that really attracts clients to a relationship coach, and how to target your ideal clients. This course is ideal for therapists, coaches, counselors, and addiction coaches.

New York Sober Coach: 7 Secrets of a Sober Companion

New York Sober Coach: 7 Secrets of a Sober Companion 

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7 Secrets of a Sober Companion

A sober companion is not a sponsor, a lawyer, accountant, advisor, bookie, or lover!  A sober companion is an individual, working full- time with clients in a recovery coaching role.  At times nights, weekends, extended periods, or twenty-four hours a day, travel, live in, from several weeks to months, or longer.  The relationship begins with treatment discharge, or where there is need. The client returning home from treatment, leaves a drug-free environment for a situation where they know there could be problems. A Long Term Recovery Coach or Sober Companion will provide the symbolic safety of treatment.  A Long Term Sober Companion will introduce the client to the modalities of recovery; help them deal with triggers, and help them with an action plan. A Long Term Recovery Coach or Sober Companion will help the client to make life changes and work toward solutions needed.

Secret #1: Sober companions are highly trained professionals.
Sober companions go through rigorous training learning tools, techniques, skill sets, and competencies that aid them in their work.  Granted not all companions are the same, it depends on where they were trained and their level of training.

Secret #2: Sober companions are held to very high ethical standards.
Ethics are a very important part of any sober companion’s training.  They must learn all of the requirements and set boundaries, follow rules and regulations, and expectations.  There are ten categories of ethical standards that all companions are held to:
Fraud related conduct
Safety and welfare
Professional standards
Confidentiality
Unlawful conduct
Sexual Misconduct
Exploitation of clients
Record Keeping
Cooperation with investigations
Assisting unqualified practice

Secret #3: The practice of sober companions is goal and client driven.
Although the companion can assist with the action plan, the client must set the goal.  The companion never ever sets the goal in the action plan for the client.  Once the client sets the goal the companion will help with the action and specifics with follow up and time tables of when each task must be completed for success.  Action plans lead to success.
Secret #4: If you don’t like working with a certain sober companion, you can choose a different one.
Not all people click!  Sometimes two people just don’t mesh.  If you find that your companion is a dud, or they bore you to death, simply find a different one.  A word to the warning though, if this keeps happening it may be you.  You should be happy with your companion; you will be spending a good deal of time with them.
Secret #5: Sober companions will go to special events with you and help you make it through the event sober.
Sometimes weddings, funerals, and major life events can be gigantic triggers for those in early recovery.  Sober companions will go with you to events and help guide you through all of your triggers and provide you with coping mechanisms to get through sober and safe.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a lead singer playing a gig, or the best man in your cousin’s wedding, a sober companion will dress the part, and be right there with you.
Secret #6: All sober companions are not the same.
Sober companions come from all walks of life, all different backgrounds.  Some companions are in recovery, some are not, some are religious, some are not, some are spiritual, some are funny, some are more highly educated than others, and they have many different perspectives and worldviews.  The most important factor is that you find a sober companion who is highly trained.
Secret #7: You can become a sober Companion, yes you!
Imagine that! You could train to become an excellent sober companion and help change people’s lives for the better.  The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida trains Companions, recovery coaches, interventionists, and all kinds of recovery professionals.  You can visit their website at www.theaddictionsacademy.com or call 800-706-0318 for more information on how to become a sober companion or recovery coach.
There is no secret that these wonderful professionals are helping to change and save lives each and every day.  Aftercare is paramount to long-term recovery and coaching and companions are very important in the big picture.  The need is overwhelming, there are not enough people to help all those in need at present.  Many more coaches and companions will be needed going forward in the war on addiction.  The bottom line is that sober companions make a difference.

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The Addictions Academy: Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I Training, Sept. 17-18th

The Addictions Academy:  Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I Training, Webinar: Sept. 17-18th

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Recovery Coach Training

Nationally Certified Recovery Coach –1 (NCRC-I)
Recovery Coach TrainingAre you interested in becoming a Professional Recovery Coach? Our Recovery Coaching Training Program will assist you with all of the skills necessary to learn how to become a top notch Professional Recovery Coach. At The Addictions Academy, we are a National Education Provider and we offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry. If you are a therapist you need to add this to your practice. If you are a sober companion or sober coach, you need to get the credentials to increase your client base, your income and your worth. After our exclusive training program you will leave as a Certified Recovery Coach.  All of our Recovery Coach training classes and our exclusive Certified Recovery Coach program meets the ICF standards with the core competencies.

Our two day Recovery Coach Certification Training program will teach you to prepare for difficult Recovery Coach clients and various situations. Through the process of Recovery Coaching, clients are held accountable, improve their performance, become educated on drug and alcohol addictions, and enhance their quality of life. A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a road map for success and assists the client as a team to achieving their desired goals. An action based Recovery Coach accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Recovery Coaching concentrates on meeting the client where they are now, where they want to be, and holding them accountable as a team to get there.

What You will learn:

Coping Skills
Life Skills
Accessing Community Supports
Relapse Prevention
Goal Setting
Pharmacology
Nutrition
Defense Mechanisms
Post-Acute Withdrawal techniques
Legal and Ethical Issues Taught
Passive verses Active Listening Skills
Marketing and Business Branding ideas
All contracts, forms, HIPAA, Confidentiality, Duty to warn provided

In our Recovery Coaching Certification, roles within the family unit  will be explored. You will leave with a basic business model and Recovery Coaching contracts that you can use in private practice and an understanding of how to adequately market and gain clientele in your new or expanded business with a Certification in Recovery Coaching. We explore every area of the Recovery Coaching industry so you get the best hands on training available!  With over 18 years in the Recovery Coaching industry, our Masters levels instructors at The Addictions Academy will prepare you to work as a Professional Recovery Coach in business for yourself or with a company.

Professional Value of Courses:
> Increase your client base
> Increase your earning potential
> Add Credentials to your Name
> Make yourself more marketable to treatment centers and others
> Increase your income WITHOUT TAKING INSURANCE
> How to market yourself as an Recovery Coach
> How to expand your clientele base and start your own Coaching Business
> Contracts and forms for clients, Service Contract, HIPPA Compliance, Duty to Warn, Confidentiality Forms

In our Recovery Coaching Certification Program, you will tackle scenarios that are real life examples of clients and how to handle them and their loved ones. In our Recovery Coaching course, you will learn how to prequalify a client and when to refer out, assess for detox and all legal issues associated with being a Recovery Coach. Our seasoned professional staff will tackle the most difficult of questions and leave you feeling ready to take on new clients as you venture into the world of Recovery Coaching. To become a Sober Coach or a Professional Recovery Coach, we require the 2 day training and passing of our real life scenario examples to prepare you. We offer a Recovery Coaching manual to explore all training and guidelines that the states are requiring to be a Professional Recovery Coach.

As a Professional Recovery Coach or Sober Coach, you love helping people and enjoy teaching others how to stay sober and enjoy life. You deserve to be paid for your time and efforts. We offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry. We offer continuing education hours that are great for therapists, drug and alcohol treatment staff, admissions counselors, after care staff, business developers and marketers, social workers and addiction professionals. At The Addictions Academy, we offer mentorship programs, Certifications and  Training programs for Therapists, Counselors and for those in Recovery themselves. A Recovery Coach job can be rewarding and lucrative and our Recovery Coaching Course or Sober Coaching course will teach you all the essentials you need to succeed in accepting new clients or adding clients to your existing practice.  Our Recovery Coach Certificate Program will prepare you for the real world and clients that are ready to hire you with your new level of expertise as you become a Recovery Coach.

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How to get the credential? To get the certification through The Addictions Academy you must complete the following steps:

1. Complete the training courses

2. Complete the online examination by modules with a 80% passing grade on all modules.

3. Complete all case scenarios by video and mock role play, submit the video for review. Most show the skills and tools of coaching, including the core competencies of coaching as according the ICF. A check list will be provided per class.

4. Three letters of reference required.

5. Supervision by qualified supervisor for 25 hours.

Core Skills Addressed in ALL classes (with sober coach manual)

1. Evaluation of the proper clinical approach

2. Analysis of correct Case Management Skills

3. Clinical problem solving in unexpected situations

4. How to increase your income

5. How to market yourself

6. How to expand your clientele base

7. Much, much more!

8. It is like becoming a Life Coach or Life Recovery Coach, let us teach you how!

Schedule your training now so you can tackle the recovery coach academy and work towards your recovery coaches international certification!

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