Alternative Therapy ~ is it for me?
Alternatives in all fields are taking center stage! Transformational Life Coaching is finding an audience with those who are dissatisfied with the medical model of mental health approaches. Transformational Life Coaching, is a step beyond traditional psychotherapy, to a higher level of functioning!
Within transformational life coaching, no longer is the client seen as ill with a diagnosis in need of treatment, rather it removes the pathological or pathogenic aspects that the medical disease model of mental disorders prescribes.
Transformational coaching is a process of implementing critical thinking into action, by testing hypothesis and applying analytical thinking. Measuring success is something you will be able to see and feel first hand. I have worked with many people, male and female and I’ve come to observe that once we begin to understand the origin (beginnings) of what is holding us back, it is at that point we can truly observe the patterns and move forward. My experience is that once a person can make the connection between the point of origin and the current beliefs and behavioral patterns, that a new connection is made, creating new and adapted pattern of thinking and behaviors! Here’s how that looks: 1) Make the observation, 2) Take ownership and acknowledge what we have done, 3) At this point, the behavioral adapted changes will occur. 4) It’s a learning process, learning to trust self.
The essence of Coaching…. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Carl Jung
*counselor – therapist (psychotherapist), adheres to the concept of the medical disease model of mental disorders prescribes. Mainly, that the client is viewed as ill with a pathological or pathogenic diagnosis in need of treatment.
Coaching works well as an outlet for professionals to have a safe and secure environment to vent frustrations, process feelings and more – knowing that our discussions are completely confidential and off record. Cheryl L. Wheeler, MA Learn more at: Concierge Online Coach.
Cheryl Wheeler, MA *only providing Life Coaching Services. Please note coaching sessions are not to be considered psychotherapy in nature, and are not appropriate for Serious Mental Health Illness’.