Are you wondering how my Coaching services is different from Therapy?
Are trying to determine which service is right for you?
First of all, I am addressing this question because I have been asked a lot lately and I want to clear up some of the confusion...
One thing I want to share is just my own experience with coaching vs therapy. I am not afraid to admit that I've been to therapy. In fact, I think it's beneficial for everyone to see someone about any struggles you may be having. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. In my opinion, if you are open to talking to someone than it will only benefit you in the end! So, if you are currently in therapy or have done some therapy in the past, good for you for taking that step!
When my father passed away I was numb for a long time but I was having some trouble concentrating and coping sometimes. There were days where I just couldn't get out of bed or sat up at 3am just sobbing uncontrollably. I then made the decision to go see someone about it. I went to counselingfor about 3 months and realized something - Why am I always living in the past?! Why am I talking about the same things over and over and re-living the same patterns and thoughts that are keeping me stuck in this rut?! I questioned whether or not therapy was keeping me stuck or moving me forward. In my case, it was keeping me stuck and supporting me in my feelings instead of STRETCHING me to get out of my comfort zone and stop playing the victim in my life.
I knew I needed to get out of this rut and finally MOVE FORWARD!
THAT'S WHEN I MADE A DECISION! I had always questioned my purpose in life and always knew I was meant for something more. PLUS, I could hear my father saying, "Stop sulking and DO something about it!" I knew he wouldn't want me to stay stuck in this rut, but rather, he would want me to stop playing small and the only way to honor him is to BE the strong, intelligent, independent, no-nonsense woman that he raised! I realized that all along he was grooming me to be independent and to keep going no matter what!
Once I MADE THAT DECISION to keep MOVING FORWARD, I hired my own Life Coach.
What happened next? HOLY SHIT! Within just two sessions with my Coach everything became clear to me! I realized things about myself and was starting to be open to other ways of thinking which opened up so many possibilities for me! THIS IS THE "THING" THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE FOR ME! I have never been happier and I'm finally living the life I want, on my own terms! The truth is I got more out of just two sessions with my Life Coach than I did in almost 5 years of therapy (I've been to therapy before my father passed away)!!
I believe that these breakthroughs happened because coaching focuses strictly on creating what you WANT and moving you FORWARD into that vision. Therapy, on the other hand, focuses on a specific problem but very rarely gives you the necessary tools, support, accountability and STRETCH that is needed to get you out of survival mode and towards living your DESIRED LIFE! This is why people are in therapy for YEARS and their progress is sometimes minimal. I started to see shifts in my life in just the first month with my coach! I've been doing this work for over a year now and I can honestly say that I am living the life I have always dreamed of having!
As a Coach, my goal is to MOVE YOU FORWARD by shifting your mindset and changing your behaviors and, ultimately, follow through in a way that you never have before!
If you are STUCK in your life right now it's because of thoughts and beliefs that you are unaware/unconscious of that are running your life. Together, we can easily uncover those so they will never keep you stuck, overwhelmed and unfulfilled again! If you are blaming your circumstances or things around you for why you are not happy or unfulfilled, this is exactly what is happening. The great news is IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
So, Therapy or Coaching? It really comes down to these questions:
ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE OR ARE YOU CONTENT WITH WHERE YOU ARE?
DO YOU WANT TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THINGS AND HAVE THE SAME EXCUSES 10 YEARS FROM NOW? HOW ABOUT 5 YEARS FROM NOW? A YEAR FROM NOW? 6 MONTHS FROM NOW?
This opportunity can be your Day 1 or continue to be the thing you do "one day" - You Decide!
Another day gone is another day you could've started to make the change to live your DESIRED LIFE!