On Becoming a Wellness Coach

Before I went to school to become a counsellor in 1999-2000 I asked a person who went to school to become a counsellor for some advice to a person thinking of becoming a counsellor as well.

His one recommendation was to leave as much as I can in the training because when we are counselling we do not want to be triggered as well, so we need to do our own healing.

During one of our classes an instructor said the same thing, she said a good counsellor also needs to do their own work.  If people are suffering from something else other than addictions and we do not know what that something is, we need to research and do our own work.  I will take this one step further, when counselling we need to do our own healing.

According to Wikipedia recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for people with addictions or in recovery from alcohol and other drugs.  Webster defines wellness as the quality or state of being in good health and coach as one who instructs or trains.  If we combine these two terms being a wellness coach is one who trains people with addictions to live a healthy lifestyle.  In order to do this a person considering recovery needs to keep in mind their recovery performance and their personal well-being.

In this video we focus on the foundation skill set.  Other skills sets we will create videos on are performance skills, personal development skills and team skills.

Foundation skills include achievement drive, self-awareness, productive thinking and self-confidence.  Believe it or not a person in recovery needs a high drive to succeed, they need to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, they need the ability to monitor and evaluate themselves and to manage their thoughts through crisis and they need to think positively on the task at hand, do not be too concerned about mistakes and not think negatively about frustrations – because these thoughts lowers their self-confidence.

We are willing to work with anyone to instill self-confidence into their abilities because we have personally witnessed people make significant contributions and achievements in their sobriety.

Please check out some of the other videos about recovery related messages below.

If you ever feel like you have hit rock bottom, or if you feel like your life is in a state of crisis, or you feel lonely, desperate or you have relapsed or at the brink of relapse please reach out to us at: info@indigenoustc.com.

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