What is a
When old solutions don’t seem to work as well anymore, a recovery coach can help you get back on track – or find a new, more workable track.
A recovery coach doesn’t replace your therapist, sponsor, or case manager. Their job is to help you design a pathway to living a rich, full, meaningful life – a life worth living.
A professional recovery coach is highly trained, highly skilled, and very experienced in helping people move from Point A – where you are now, to Point B, where you want to be. Their job is to ask powerful questions and actively listen to help you design a pathway to successful recovery. Recovery is more than just abstinence. Recovery is more than just reducing symptoms. Recovery is living a rich, full, meaningful life. Professional recovery coaches know there are many pathways to recovery.
Recovery coaches have been highly useful in critical incidents such as:
- Reunification of parents and their children
- Families suffering from a loved one’s addiction and/or mental illness
- The first few weeks and months after completing addiction treatment
What is a “Professional
What do professional
recovery coaches do?
Professional recovery coaches help you to discover what works best for you. Your coach can help you identify the skills you need to enrich your life and assist you to develop a Personal Recovery Action Plan (PRAP).
The PRAP is based on an assessment of where you are now – your Point A – your skills, your resources available. Your personal, professional recovery coach then helps you identify your Point B – where you want to be in your heart of hearts. What do you need to lead a rich, full, and meaningful life? Together you and your coach identify your values, your goals, and the action steps needed to live a life of vitality.
Your professional recovery coach will work with you to meet the 5 Critical Elements of Recovery:
- Take Good Care of Yourself
- Form a Recovery Team
- Personal Recovery Action Plan
- Develop Recovery Skills
- Live a Recovery Lifestyle
Interested in becoming a professional recovery coach?
Our trainings are very intense, designed to meet state requirements and our high standards.
Training is an intensive 40 hours of classroom didactic and experiential learning; and, 12 hours of supervision. The curriculum consists of a refresher in Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change. We also review ethical considerations, standards of practice and the development of the recovery coaching profession. In addition, our model is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’s six core processes.
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