What Trauma Recovery Coaches Do
What coaches do
◼ Coaches are guides, teachers and mentors. They come alongside their clients as peers.
◼ Coaches build a healthy relationship with their clients so that they can learn how to have a healthy relationship with themselves, others and the world.
◼ Coaches goal set with their clients, helping them map out a path that brings them closer to leading the life they want to live.
◼ Coaches provide education about trauma and recovery.
◼ They share their personal experiences to let their clients know they are not alone in what they are facing and to validate their client’s experiences.
◼ Coaches help their clients shift their thinking when that thinking hampers their recovery. They help them find a new, healthier perspective.
◼ Coaches help their clients celebrate their progress and build a healthy view of themselves and the world.
What Coaches do NOT do
◼ Coaches do not diagnose or assess their client’s mental health.
◼ Coaches do not prescribe medication or give advice about any medications.
◼ Coaches do not prescribe treatment.
◼ Coaches do not work with clients who are at risk to harm themselves or others
◼ Coaches do not work outside of their scope of competence