Due to past traumatic events, is your life stagnant? Has confusion over taken your thoughts? Do you feel the wounds of your past? Experiencing flashbacks? Do you want something more out of your life? Are you ready for a change? Maybe you should consider life coaching for your trauma issues… it is now a valid alternative path to change, healing, wellness and success. As the result of experiencing abuse or trauma you become more skilled at surviving and not performing in normal life. Trauma coaching is a new path that can break the old habits of just surviving and move you to functioning better with new daily skills.
Life coaching is more for a person seeking positive changes, reducing anxiety or stress, increase confidence or esteem, find solutions to problems, wish to enhance their self and life skills. Sometimes, these folks are called “the worried well.” A life coach teaches you how to be what you truly wish and want to be through action, custom assignments, mindfulness, education, being proactive, skill acquisition and practice. Then a coach supports you in being accountable and management your growth.
Life Coaching is about the right question. Meaning a life coach believes that the client has their own answer. If life coaching the philosophy believes that if the coach asks the right question then the right answer from the client will be revealed.
Therapy is an answer process. Meaning that the client tells the therapist his or her problem and the therapist tells the client the answer. Generally the answer is in conjunction with medication.
Now of course, if your issues are out of the life coach's scope of practice, then it is absolutely necessary for a coach to refer the person to a licensed psychotherapist, social worker, marriage and family counselor or psychiatrist for assessment.
1. Am I irresponsible and refuse to complete and be accountable for my assignments and action plan that I committed to do?
destructive patterns. I can't or won't help myself? I become angry and won't let go of my resentments, old emotional
hurts or past pains? Do I keep subconsciously bumping
into emotional triggers?
3. I just feel very disconnected from myself. I just feel like I
can't control my behaviors, thoughts or feelings.
I feel I am out of control.
If any of these statements resonate for you, you may find your issues are more emotional, and less personal development.You would probably benefit from working with a therapist, than a life coach.
Coaches are Part of a Team and Shouldn't be an Island
About the Author
The author, Dr. Bill Tollefson Ph.D., is a Master Certified Life, Trauma and Holistic Addiction Recovery Coach in Cape Coral Florida. He brings his education, expertise and training of 38 years as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, reality therapist and licensed addiction counselor to his coaching. Dr. Bill coaches adolescents, adults, recovery addiction clients, survivors and couples anywhere in the world over Skype and on the phone (239) 349-2209. You can also go to his website … http://www.drbilltollefson.com/… for more information.