No matter if you’ve suffered from addiction, divorce, bankruptcy, or a toxic relationship, we’re all recovering from something. Obstacles do not discriminate, and life is known to throw us curveballs from time to time. We all have moments where we lack the tools and skills needed to handle difficult emotions. Sometimes we need guidance, training, and assistance to handle life’s challenges. That’s where individual recovery coaching comes in.
Recovery coaching is an evidenced-based, person-centered approach to guide people suffering from addiction (or other maladaptive behaviors) toward fulfilling and meaningful lives. Recovery coaches are mentors and leaders.
As a recovery coach myself, I help people become the best version of themselves by shedding their old mentality and embracing one anchored to four crucial pillars:
With these four distinct pillars, I assist individuals in identifying underlying causes of their issues, create accountability in their lives, and navigate the treacherous and unfamiliar path of recovery. I also help integrate individuals into the community and introduce them to resources that help them begin shedding maladaptive patterns and negative belief systems.
Recovery coaching begins with understanding your personal story, background, strengths, and weaknesses. From there, I help you identify and set attainable goals for yourself by creating an action plan. With weekly sessions, daily check-ins, and customized lesson plans, I’ll assess what’s working, what isn’t working, help you process any uncomfortable feelings, and guide you toward improving and enhancing the skills you need to move forward.
During a recovery coaching session, I will ask questions and maintain active listening. I’ll also educate and inform you on the reason behind the treatment approaches. However, you lead the way on deciding what your definition of recovery is. I’ll support your choices and assist you to make these decisions a reality in your life with healthy coping mechanisms. Finally, I’m available for calls, texts, or emails when you’re experiencing cravings or uncomfortable feelings, and I’ll encourage and motivate you to participate in new coping strategies to process the feelings.
We’ll explore what steps and techniques are beneficial to you to help you succeed in your recovery. Together, a recovery coach accelerates your progress in recovery by providing a greater focus and awareness of your choices, actions, and responsibilities. I’ll help identify what you’re doing today to create a better tomorrow.
At alteredSTATE, our individual coaching plans include:
One of the greatest benefits of a recovery coach is that they come with personal experience with addiction and recovery and a plethora of other life experiences. This can help with relating personal issues and create a level of understanding between the client and the coach. As opposed to a sponsor, a recovery coach provides support based on their training and experience, helping you define attainable goals and providing accountability.
In addition, a counselor provides clinical support backed by formal education based off the standards of a specific treatment philosophy. Whereas, a recovery coach will work together with you, relating their personal experiences and are often more accessible via text, telehealth or phone call.
The longer you’re in recovery, the more important it is to fulfill your own goals, define your own life, and continue growing. Relapsing in addiction or other maladaptive behaviors can happen when you become complacent or stop actively pursuing new experiences and goals. At alteredSTATE, our individual recovery coaching plans have helped hundreds get back on track and create and achieve lives of endless possibilities.
It used to be that getting to an “altered state” meant that I was either drunk or high. Now that I’m sober, my alteredSTATE is about living a life I never imagined. What’s your alteredSTATE?
You’ve already come a long way. Let’s reach the next level together.