A recovery coach is a life coach who has expertise in the area of recovery and addiction. A recovery coach can be looked at as a strong bridge to on-going recovery. Coaching can be used for those who have suffered from addiction/alcoholism or for the family members of those that have suffered.
Addiction is an incurable mental illness. The good news is that addiction can be arrested with on-going recovery. There is no temporary fix to addiction. Because recovery is an on-going process, a recovery coach should have many years of experience with their personal recovery. Recovery coaches with experience have seen all the patterns and behaviors. They understand the empowering beliefs necessary to set the recovering addict up to win. Recovery coaching is not therapy or sponsorship. Coaching will focus on the present so the person in recovery can create a compelling future.
Roles of Recovery Coach
- Help create strategies for on-going recovery
- Open the person in recovery up to possibility
- Provide solutions for triggers and challenges
- Teach how to leverage using thoughts through Neuro Associative Conditioning
- Keep you accountable to goals and actions
- Help to create empowering beliefs that make recovery possible
- Help to eliminate limiting beliefs that will keep you stuck
- Teaches you how to make better decisions based on the pain and pleasure principle
- A spiritual guide who can open you up to purpose and living a fulfilled life
Addiction is a family disease. When someone is suffering from active addiction they will affect everyone around them, especially the people closest to them. Any person who is suffering from addiction needs to find their bottom if they are to find recovery. Codependency among family members will deprive the active addict of hitting their bottom. Enabling family members will always keep the active addict stuck. More people will die from enabling than tough love ever will. Addiction is a deadly disease and most enabling comes from guilt. Families must detach with love so the using addict has a chance to find recovery. Recovery coaching can help the family step into their power and say no to the using addict.
Roles of a recovery coach for Families
- Helps the family to create a context for healing and recovery
- Guides the family to eliminating codependency
- Creates plans and strategy for communications with a family member
- Helps the family to have a better understanding of addiction so they are no longer vulnerable to manipulation
- Helps the family members to become focused on their own goals
- Guides family members to practicing self-care and rediscovering peace and happiness
- Guides family members to step in their power by practicing principles