Life Coaching Creates Motivation
By Beth Albaneze, CTRS, CPRP, CLP
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 a coach 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 coach who comes to the house and/or meets 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, which makes 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.
An example would be a life coach, recreation therapist, psychologist and medical case manager working as a team to provide significant supports with the ultimate goal of nurturing the persons sense of self worth.