Creating Hope – Building Sexual Integrity
Coaching / Recovery Coaching
Recovery coaching is a great resource for people in recovery from sexual addiction issues. It provides a structure for people in recovery. Recovery coaching addresses daily challenges, provides support, and helps in creating the resources necessary for people who need help in the journey of recovery.
Recovery coaching can be valuable for people who may not have a strong network of support groups in their area. Most of the work is done on the phone and via email.
Recovery coaching will not replace the need for support groups, counseling, and accountability. It can be a great tool that helps clients stay on target in reaching their goals, improving marriages and parenting, and maintaining sobriety.
What is the Difference Between coaching and counseling?
Counseling looks primarily at what is wrong in the clients life and the counselor gives insight and direction for overcoming whatever it is that is wrong. Coaching, on the other hand, is not designed to be an “expert – non-expert” type of relationship. Coaching is more of a partnership. Mark gets with the client to determine what the clients passions and goals are. They will then work together to determine what needs to be done to get from where the client is to where he / she desires to go. Mark’s job is to help the client stay focused on their hopes and dreams. To ask them lots and lots of questions to help them figure out what changes need to take place for their dreams to become reality. The coaching relationship is very results oriented. Recovery coaching will also address maintaining long term recovery in practical ways.
What does the coaching relationship look like?
The specifics will vary for each person, but typically The coach and the client will have one to five fairly brief telephone conversations a week. (The time will depend on exactly what needs to be accomplished in each conversation.) In addition to these scheduled phone calls, there will be e-mail contact on a regular basis to make sure that things are staying on track. Typically the day before a scheduled call the client will e-mail an activity report to the coach that will answer three important questions.
1.What has been accomplished this week?
2.How have I sabotaged my progress this week?
3.Specifically, what do we need to discuss tomorrow?
4. How have I been intentional about my recovery this week?
Once Mark receives this information he can then begin the phone conversation already prepared to dive right in and get to work.
Coaching relationships can last anywhere from six months to several years. Because it is a long term commitment clients commit to six months at a time. Fees are based upon the number of sessions needed (usually charged to a credit card on the first of each month). A discount is available for those clients who prepay for the entire six month period.