After healing myself from depression and social anxiety I wanted to help others do the same. If you are trying to decide whether or not you should hire a life coach or therapist keep on reading. I would like to share with you what a depression life coach does and how a coach like myself can benefit you.
Self-care plays a huge role in healing yourself. And I don’t just mean long hot bubble baths and walks in the park. It’s not always that simple when you’re dealing with trauma and negative self-talk. There is no “glove” that fits everyone’s problem. Some people heal themselves by taking medication temporarily. Others heal themselves by speaking to someone they trust. If you’re healing yourself in a healthy manner and for the long run that is what matters. I was going to continue my education and major in psychology, but I felt that being a life coach is more fitting for who I am and how far I want to take my career.
What is a life coach?
A big part of coaching is establishing what area of your life you want to work on and setting goals to move forward. Having a tendency towards the negative can make it difficult to motivate yourself. If you have depressive symptoms, you may find yourself feeling lethargic and uninterested. Meeting regularly with a coach can offer a regular dose of optimism and energy.
Depression coaching serves as a useful addition to your existing treatment program. Coaching can play an important role in recovery, offering encouragement and support to those struggling to engage in day-to-day activities.
Life Coach vs. Therapist
Therapy, also called counseling or psychotherapy, is a long-term process in which a client works with a healthcare professional to diagnose and resolve problematic beliefs, behaviors, relationship issues, feelings and sometimes physical responses. The idea behind therapy is to focus on past traumas and issues to change self-destructive habits, repair and improve relationships and work through painful feelings. In this sense, therapy focuses on the past and on introspection and analysis.
The difference between a life coach and therapist is that a life coach sets clients up with a process that may be long or short-term, instead of regular sessions. In life coaching, a client works with a coach, who is not a healthcare professional, in order to clarify goals and identify obstacles and problematic behaviors in order to create action plans to achieve desired results.The process of life coaching takes the client’s current starting point as an acceptable neutral ground and is more action-based from that point onward.
Every coaching session allows you the opportunity to focus on the ‘new you’ – on the ‘you’ you want to become. Together with your coach you can work on removing negative and unhelpful ways of thinking. This helps to make way for more positive and productive ways of thinking. Hiring a coach vs. a therapist is a personal choice.
What does a life coach do?
– Clarity and Focus
The benefits of working with me:
– Focus on the positive things in your life.
– Reduce stress.
– Pursue goals that make you happy.
– Stop putting your energy into toxic situations or behavior.
– Build on your strengths and achieve more.
– Take care of yourself better.
– Tune into things that lift you up.
– Become confident about your own ideas.
I believe by changing your mindset, problematic behaviors, and focus on what it is you want you can obtain the life you desire.
Learning how to love yourself is all apart of the growing process.
According to research done by Dove, 4 in 5 women suffer from low self-esteem
According to Statistics Brain, 86% percent of working mothers who say they “sometime / frequently” feel stressed
- Learn to how to gain more confidence in yourself
- Learn to change your mindset by becoming aware of your behavior patterns
- Learn to reduce your stress level
- Learn how you can make time for yourself (me time!)
- Learn how to reduce your anxiety
- Learn how to gain perspective of your expectations of yourself (being the “perfect mom”)
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