Life coaching and addiction recovery
For those who are in addiction recovery, life can seem like an endless slog of therapy and support programmes, with little joy on the horizon and little chance of a fun, challenging life. This can be particularly true for those who have been through residential treatment programmes, which can leave people feeling overwhelmed by how much has their life has changed and anxious and uncertain about how to move forward productively and happily.
If you are struggling with, or recovering from, an addiction, life coaching may be able to help you see beyond a bleak world of black and white options where the whole focus is on staying in recovery. Effective coaching may help you regain the confidence to work out what you want from life and how to get there. In a sense, life coaching can take the addictive person beyond the 12th step and out into the future to explore options, make decisions optimistically and live a fulfilling life.
When we feel empowered, we focus on what we can do, rather than what we can’t. It is in this state that we can bridge the gap between where we are now and where we want to be— personally and professionally. Life coaching can help you fill the hole that the addictive behaviour used to occupy with promise and potential.