Life Coaching has exploded as a popular way for individuals to create the life of their dreams. Whether you want to write the great American novel, increase your income from 6 to 7 figures, or meet your soul mate, there are coaches ready and willing to help. Olympic athletes use coaches. Successful CEOs have used coaches for quite some time. Entrepreneurs use coaches. Coaching tools can also be beneficial to those in recovery. One important thing to understand is that coaching is not therapy. In therapy, the patient is needing to get well and the therapist is the expert guidance for that road. The therapeutic process can often be focused on resolving wounds from the past. It is important for everyone to understand how life coaching for recovery can be beneficial in your sobriety.
Life Coaching Vs. Therapy
Therapy is beneficial to support for anyone dealing with anything difficult from their past. This may include incest, emotional abuse, an abusive relationship, or simply drug or alcohol addiction. Coaching, in contrast, is future-focused. It is a partnership that looks at where you are now, where you want to go, and what needs to happen to close the gap between those two. If you are new in recovery, therapy is a more appropriate match for professional support. Individuals with under a year of continuous sobriety are not good candidates for coaching. The first year of recovery the focus needs to be on getting well, learning to live one day at a time without substances. There is time for life coaching in recovery that comes later.
Some people new in recovery feel an overwhelming sense of joy and freedom. Life was so bleak for so many years and now suddenly they are beginning a new chapter of their lives. The college degree you always wanted is now possible. Having a steady job is now possible. Owning a home is now possible. It is not unusual for those in this joyous state of early recovery to attempt to build a foundation for their life on sand. As you recall from childhood, homes or castles built on sand crumble. One wave and in an instant that beautiful creation crumbles.
In recovery, the most important gift you can give yourself is a solid foundation to stand on and to create your life from. This means seeking treatment, addressing any underlying emotional or mental health issues, and learning to live life one day at a time first. When you have done that work and have a least one year of continuous sobriety coaching can be a great resource at that time. First things first.
Learn More About Addiction Treatment at Oceanfront Recovery
Addiction is much harder to overcome on your own. Many people do not make it past the detoxing period. With situations like addiction, it takes a village. It is important to know when it is the right time to look into life coaching in recovery. At Oceanfront Recovery, we offer a number of treatment therapy programs for those looking to create a drug-free future for themselves. Some of these programs include:
- OCD Treatment Program
- EMDR Therapy Program
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
- Family Therapy Program
Life coaching skills can help you write a new story in your life. Change your story, change your life. That is our philosophy at Oceanfront Recovery, a men’s addiction treatment center offering long term residential treatment. Contact us today for information on our programs for men and exclusive executive track. Call (877) 279-1777 to speak to an addiction specialist about how you can get started in treatment today. Do not let addiction control your life any longer.