“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
― Carl Gustav Jung
It is not always necessary or required to have psychotherapy. Coaching, both for individuals and couples is sometimes very helpful without using therapeutic modalities. Coaching does not involve experiential therapy. It is not used for trauma work. It does however, include some of the principles and practices of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Life coaching may be defined as a practice that involves assisting people to identify and realize their goals, dreams and aspirations by making them more self-aware and by developing their hidden and manifest talents and potential.
Life coaching helps to provide options for clients outside of a therapeutic process. Coaching is about enabling a deeper understanding of self– deeper understanding that reveals blind spots, better navigates challenges and builds-on strengths. (ExpertRating-Life Coach Certification). There are times in one’s life where an objective viewpoint can open up new ways to look at a problem that might be less complicated that one can see. These are blind spots that we can often see in others, but not in ourselves. Objectivity can be helpful to clients who cannot see solutions that might be seen by someone else. Transactional coaching is also a good modality for corporate leadership and conflict resolution. It often does not require the amount of time that therapy does. Results can be achieved in less time as the issues are not as deep, stemming from childhood wounds and unresolved conflicts. It provides insight, expertise, guidance and challenging questions. It is problem focused and is committed to action.
While in coaching, it is determined that if the client requires more than coaching can provide, therapy will then be recommended. Coaching has good questions for your answers as opposed to good answers to your questions.