How can Life Management Services help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in Life Management Coaching. Coaches can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, work/life balance training, stress management and body image issues. Many people also find that the correct coach can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marital issues, and the hassles of daily life. Coaches can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from training depends on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
Some of the benefits available from training include:
- Attaining a better understanding of self, including goals and values
- Developing skills for improving relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek assistance
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need assistance? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, life management coaching is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking assistance. These services provide long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Why do people use Life Management Services and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming into training. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, family issues, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and poor productivity. Coaching can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking assistance are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What are sessions like?
Because each person has different issues and goals, sessisons will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous session. Depending on your specific needs, training can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is common to schedule regular sessions with your trainer.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of life management skills is to help you put into practice the skills you learn. Therefore, beyond the work you do in sessions, your trainer/coach may suggest some things you can do outside of session to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking life management skills are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
Does what we talk about in session remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful training requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every trainer/Coach should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children,disabled adult and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.
How much are Individual sessions?
Regular Coaching sessions are $130 per hour