Life Coaching Creates Motivation
By Beth S. Albaneze, MA, Owner House Calls LLC
As published in Your Health Magazine, November 2019
The goals at a client-centered individualized at-home support system include clients’ perceptions, needs and interests to foster an attitude of hopefulness. The benefits to utilizing coaches, counselors and recreation therapists that meets a client in their home or where they wish, helps to break down the barrier of an individual not wanting to go out and enables options that create a healthy routine.
Techniques and strategies are incorporated to achieve positive outcomes. The specialist who comes to the house and/or meets the clients where they want to go, builds trust and rapport needed for the vision of life sustaining healing. Recreation therapy is also useful in establishing the role-modeling necessary for adapting activities in the home or within their community programs. Integration with friends and resources are essential in maintaining a healthy identity.
Many clients are multi-layered with anxiety and depression making the community rehabilitation plan harder to tackle. The side effects of medications used to stabilize these individuals becomes a challenge so teaching clients reframing techniques to master negative thinking allows them to view their world with a sense of mastery.
A wrap around model allows for specialists to create an interdisciplinary approach where any service needed for any family member is under one umbrella such as finding other resources; preparing a family for the school system or what services are needed in the future; transitioning a relative to a safe environment or ensuring that isolation does not occur with a vulnerable relative. A team approach might have several specialists meeting with family members for different needs. An example would be a life coach, recreation therapist, psychologist and medical case manager working as a team to provide significant support with the ultimate goal of nurturing the person’s sense of self worth and at the same time stabilizing the whole family through active listening and being at the home when conflict occurs.