For people who are in transition or feeling “stuck”, the right recovery coach will help. A recovery coach can identify where you are going, what you need to do to get there, and how to overcome obstacles. Coaching differs from counselling because it is grounded in the assumption that people are capable of identifying and making choices that place them in the best position to attain their life goals. We offer recovery coaching in person, by phone and by video conferencing.
• motivator and cheerleader (exhibits bold faith in individual/family capacity for change; encourages and celebrates achievement),
• ally and confidant (genuinely cares, listens, and can be trusted with confidences),
• truth-teller (provides a consistent source of honest feedback regarding self-destructive patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting),
• role model and mentor (offers his/her life as living proof of the transformative power of recovery; provides stage-appropriate recovery education and advice),
• problem solver (identifies and helps resolve personal and environmental obstacles to recovery),
• resource broker (links individuals/families to formal and indigenous sources of sober housing, recovery-conducive employment, health and social services, and recovery support),
• lifestyle consultant (assists individuals/families in developing sobriety-based rituals of daily living)
Equally Important, A Recovery Coach is NOT a:
• sponsor (does not perform AA/NA service work on “paid time”),
• therapist (does not diagnose or probe undisclosed “issues”; does not refer to his or her support activities as “counselling” or “therapy”),
• nurse/physician (does not make medical diagnoses or offer medical advice), or a
• priest/clergy (does not respond to questions of religious doctrine or proselytize for a particular religion/church).