In the world of sober living, a life coach can be your key to advancement. A professional capable of assisting your every journey, a life coach can identify your goals, train you to achieve them and recreate your perception of sobriety. Your addiction treatment may be over, but post-treatment opportunities are still available—and your life coach can help you achieve them. Or we can help while you’re still being treated.
What Do Life Coaches Do?
Life coaches have undergone highly specific training to provide one-on-one discussion, character-building exercises, and long-term skill building tools. With professional-level education, a life coach understands addiction recovery needs, lifestyle drawbacks and—most importantly—opportunity.
To create a clear “game plan” for addiction recovery, you need to rediscover, fortify and achieve your goals. Unlike a therapist, a life coach focuses on the future, not the past, to secure long-term recovery and eliminate the chance of relapse.
Who Benefits from Life Coaching?
Life coaching serves as a beginning practice for recovering addicts. The path of initial recovery can be dangerous, and a single misstep can result in relapse. Anyone who struggles with addiction, life direction or future decisiveness can benefit from a life coach’s support.
Often, addicts find life coach services incredibly resourceful—receiving help with more than substance abuse problems. Many recovering addicts struggle with low self-esteem, unemployment, physical health problems, mental illnesses and more. A life coach is part of an ongoing “support system” for those in recovery—opening new doors of opportunity while directing them away from a dangerous lifestyle.
Many turn to life coaches for relationship recovery. Many relationships are damaged by substance abuse, and post-treatment patients struggle greatly with security. Unfortunately, a lacking network of friends, family members and loved ones can promote chance of relapse.
For this reason, your life coach will focus on relationship-building exercises. Healthy coping skills, relationship salvaging skills and coping skills, all, are offered. Relationships extend far beyond the household, and your life coach can assist you in securing professional success on your road to self-achievement. Self-confidence, of course, is the first step.
Helping You Choose
Our life coaches take your improvement seriously, and as such your life coach’s underlying goals are your goals. A life coach “trains” those in recovery, teaching them to teach themselves. Your life coach ultimately wants to instill a better sense of security, discipline and positivity upon your lifestyle. Your greatest opportunities have yet to happen, but a life coach can teach you to find them.
Creating New Habits from Old Meaning
While life coaching doesn’t focus on the past, the past certainly plays a role in positive habit development. Each session, your life coach will establish a tone for discourse, talking about different choices, opportunities, and possibilities. A life coach isn’t a simple couch discussion partner, either, as they’re trained to assist with the following:
- Physical health
- Creative development
In many ways, a life coach is your ticket to achieving a happier, fulfilling lifestyle. New focus can be derived from the exploration of career possibilities. It can similarly be pulled from feelings of guilt, shame, anger and anxiety. The road to recovery is a long one, but painful stretches still hold meaning.
Reclaiming Your Life
Over time, your life coaching sessions will evolve—creating solid stepping stones for your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. By exploring industry opportunities, new opportunities, and your own beliefs, you can advance into exercise, dieting and financial planning discussions.
Remember: Your life is in your hands. By discussing lifestyle opportunities with your life coach, you can create the foundation needed to develop compassion, honesty, value and success. Many ex-addicts suffer from social conditioning—which masks one’s “true self.” This true self, however, can’t be destroyed. It simply needs to be sharpened. By reexamining your values, beliefs, and strengths, you can repossess your best qualities, defend against relapse and find new meaning.
Your Self-Betterment Awaits
Discuss options with your provider today. Again, every life coaching session is tailored to our needs. Highly-personalized support works, and it can revitalize a life disrupted by addiction. Heal your significant relationships, explore your mind and build your body to face the future.