Life Skills Coaching
We prepare clients for success in recovery by engaging them in everyday activities they’ll encounter after leaving treatment. Depending on the program they attend, clients will practice skills like budgeting, grocery shopping and cooking. They’ll also live in a house with others, share chores and practice resolving interpersonal issues that arise in everyday life.
Addiction interferes with the normal pattern of growth in many people. As part of their recovery, they need to learn the basics including how to budget money, look for employment, go on interviews and follow through on responsibilities.
Life skills coaching is a complementary approach to traditional therapy. Life coaches provide guidance and support to help clients develop practical skills essential for thriving in daily life. Life coaches also reinforce existing skills in context with a life in recovery, which helps build a client’s confidence.
How Life Skills Coaching Helps
Life skills coaching helps clients navigate through obstacles so they can master essential life skills. Ultimately, clients are able to tackle challenges that once seemed too difficult by leveraging practical strategies and a support network.
The Benefits of Life Skills Coaching
In conjunction with therapy, life skills coaching affords many benefits. A life coach helps people in rehab gain the necessary skills to heal and lead a healthier, more balanced life in recovery. Clients are held accountable through ongoing support and encouragement, which translates to sustained independence. Benefits include:
- Reduction in self-sabotaging behaviors
- Improved self-reliance
- Enhanced ability to attain life goals
- Greater self-esteem
- Healthier coping strategies
- Better money management skills
- Healthier interpersonal relationships