What is it exactly?
Recovery Coaching is a professional relationship. This relationship is a collaborative in nature and is focused on strengths based model. It is also designed to assist clients identify and move “barriers” aside that prevent them from potentializing.The relationship is not unlike any other professional relationship a client has with say, a psychotherapist, lawyer or doctor. It is one based on trust, experience and mutuality.
The most significant difference between a Recovery Coach and other professional relationships, is the Recovery Coach is trained to “empower” their clients to do for themselves what they dreamed about. It is through the guidance, motivation and accountability that this empowering transformation occurs.
Recovery Coaching is an emerging field in the current shift in the delivery of services for substance abuse and general transformational life issues. It is becoming integrated into drug treatment centers throughout the U.S. as a necessary component for determining client success.