People often wonder what relationship coaching really is? Since each person has different issues and goals for coaching, it will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss with your relationship coach such things as current events in your life, your personal history that are relevant to your problem, and report progress (or any new insights) from the previous session. Depending on your specific needs, coaching can be short-term, for a specific issue or longer-term to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Regardless, it is most common for you to schedule regular sessions with your trainer (usually weekly).
TAKE AN ACTIVE PART OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP COACHING FOR BEST RESULTS
It is important to understand that you will get more results from coaching if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of coaching is to help you take what you learn during the session back to your life. Therefore, in addition to the work you do in coaching sessions, your coach may suggest some things you can do outside of the sessions to support your process – such as reading a relevant book, writing a journal on specific topics, noting specific behaviors, or taking steps to achieve your goals. People who seek coaching are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
WHAT’S WITH MEDICINE VS. RELATIONSHIP COACHING?
It is well known that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause can not be solved with medication alone. Instead of just treating the symptoms, coaching addresses the cause of our anxiety and the behavioral patterns that are hampering our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrated approach to well-being. By working with your doctor, you can decide what is best for you, and in some cases, a combination of medication and coaching is the right approach.
DOES WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN THE SESSION CONFIDENTLY?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and a coach. Successful relationship coaching requires a high level of trust in a very sensitive subject, which is not usually discussed elsewhere than in the coach’s office. Each coach should provide a written copy of their confidentiality disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss during the session will not be shared with anyone. But sometimes you may want your coach to share information or give an update to someone in your care team (your doctor, naturopath, lawyer), but your relationship coach will never release this information without your written permission.