Part of recovery and avoiding relapse involves gaining new life skills and having a new vision for your life. One way to work through specific issues and keep on learning and growing is to work with a certified Recovery Coach.
Recovery Coaches International (recoverycoaching.org/?page_id=20)
This organization was created by a worldwide team of coaches to advance, promote, and provide coaching to the addiction recovery community. Through the process of Recovery Coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting, the client chooses the focus of conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. This interaction creates clarity and moves the client toward action. Recovery Coaching accelerates the client’s progress in recovery by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Coaching concentrates on where clients are now and what they are willing to do to improve their life.
International Coach Federation (ICF) (coachfederation.org)
Founded in 1995, ICF is a global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. This nonprofit organization includes Life Coaches, Executive Coaches, Leadership Coaches and many more from around the world.
ICF offers three levels of credentials:
Associate Certified Coach (ACC): 60 hrs of coach specific training and 100 hrs of coaching experience with client
Professional Certified Coach (PCC): 125 hrs of coach specific training & 750 hrs of coaching experience with clients
Master Certified Coach (MCC): 200 hrs of coach specific training, 2500 hrs of coaching experience with clients, demonstrated leadership within the profession
To find a coach through their member directory, visit: www.coachfederation.org/clients/crs
Reis Coaching (reiscoaching.com)
Reis Coaching specializes in working with addiction recovery clients. The program focuses on the client’s agenda which may include creating a comprehensive recovery plan and life vision, acquiring emotional sobriety, understanding and working through the signs of emotional relapse and post-acute withdrawal, effectively managing everyday challenges and relationships, or dealing with life after rehab or counseling. No single or particular way of achieving or maintaining sobriety is used. The coaching process provides greater focus and awareness of choices, actions and responsibility. Various coaching packages done over the phone or Skype are available including 3 sessions for $267, 6 sessions for $507, and 12 sessions for $907. Each session is fifty minutes with an initial 30 minute consultation that is free.