THE IDEA BEHIND a sobriety life coach, sometimes called a recovery life coach or sober life coach, is to bridge the gap between formal treatment programs and the more informal support groups during recovery.
While drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation programs have proven to be very effective in equipping those struggling with substance abuse disorders on the road to recovery, these programs inevitably come to an end.
This is where a sober life coach comes in!
A sobriety life coach has an understanding of what it takes to get sober and to stay sober.
They provide encouragement, insight, and accountability given they can relate because of their own personal experiences in recovery.
A good sobriety life coach, like a sponsor, is someone who has been in recovery for at least a year themselves, giving them unique insight into the problems and concerns encountered by their clients when it comes to sobriety and recovery.
Given that your recovery life coach has already experienced navigating through the very problems and concerns you may be dealing with, they spend time with you on potentially challenging events and identifying triggers that go along with them beforehand.
Things others may take for granted, a sobriety life coach works with you to prepare and work through upcoming events when it comes to:
A good sobriety life coach sets appropriate boundaries, assisting their clients with managing time, finding sober activities, determining realistic life goals, and identifying triggers.
Sobriety life coaches make themselves available hourly, daily, and numerous days per week.
Our coaching solutions are delivered over the phone, via Zoom conferencing, and if in the immediate area and with Covid-19 restrictions taken into consideration, through face-to-face meetings.
Courtney Leonard is a certified life coach, and founder of Your Permagrin, a platform dedicated to sobriety and recovery.
She developed the platform as a way to showcase her personal recovery blog in order to help others recognize that they are not alone in their daily struggles.
Courtney has been in recovery since 2016 and has gone through the 12 steps; because of growing up in a hectic, alcoholic household, she has been in therapy for most of her life!
Each of the lessons she has learned throughout her own personal journey have proven invaluable.
She has gone on to help countless others with their own struggles and is currently working on a memoir to highlight the things she has done to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors, addictive behaviors, low self-esteem issues, and her own bout of impostor syndrome, despite her success in the corporate world.
Courtney lives with her husband and two sons in Santa Cruz, California.
Sponsors exist almost exclusively in 12-Step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
The sponsor’s role is to serve as a mentor and to take the sponsee through the 12 Steps. The sponsor and sponsee are both members of a 12-step program.
Individuals wishing to volunteer to sponsor others do not need formal training, and can begin sponsoring new members by being a member of a 12-step program and volunteering during AA and NA meetings to sponsor the newcomer.
Sponsors ideally have been in recovery themselves for at least six months to a year.Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
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