Similar to life and business coaching, recovery coaching uses a partnership model wherein the client is considered to be the expert on his or her life, the one who decides what is worth doing, and the coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. Recovery coaching focuses on achieving any goals important to the client – not just recovery-related goals. The coach asks questions and offers reflections to help the client reach clarity and decide what steps to take.
Recovery coaching emphasizes honoring values and making principle based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. The coach provides a safe and confidential space as well as accountability to help the client stay on track.
A recovery coach provides one to one assistance to a client who has decided to moderate or quit drinking. The coach will help the client to come up with new behaviours to use in their own environment.
The time required to effect a meaningful change of behaviour varies greatly and will depend upon the client and family and social life. The coach’s input will decrease as the client’s ability to confront family, work and socialising without relapse is proven.
WWW offer one complimentary session of “recovery coaching” for anyone attending the “New Beginnings” workshop.
A minimum of four coaching sessions are recommended to bring about real and lasting change. These one hour sessions would be held at weekly intervals.
Coaching is done face to face for people living in Cape Town – people living elsewhere in South Africa or overseas can be coached via Skype