When is Coaching Useful?
Every individual is different. Here at Authentic Relating, we aim to give you all the information you need to undertake your own journey of healing and growth. In some cases, an article may be all you need. At other times, though, you may need support which is specifically tailored to you and your life.
The freely-available articles and videos cover a wide range of principles and techniques that you can apply in your own life. The moment you start to apply them, you will face the challenges of your unique situation.
If you need a bit more support and information on a particular topic, our courses also cover some of the common issues people encounter when trying to apply the principles or practice the techniques. We include suggestions of ways to overcome the challenges.
Sometimes, though your unique situation won’t be exactly covered in the regular article or course. Rather than struggle on your own, we invite you to reach out and ask for some coaching to ensure that you can apply what you have learned, and get the full benefits of your new knowledge.
Coaching is useful when …
… you are not sure which technique or practice to try
… you are not sure you are following the instructions correctly
… you are pretty sure you are doing the right thing, but it’s not working as expected
… the technique is creating emotions that are too intense for you to manage alone
… you can’t follow the instructions (for any reason at all)
… you are working on communication with another person, and it keeps going wrong
… you want to develop a co-ordinated program of self-development, rather than just try one particular technique or practice
… you have trouble developing a regular practice without outside support
What Is Coaching?
Coaching is not therapy, counselling, emotional catharsis, or advice.
Your coach is not your boss, your friend, or your parent.
A coach is simply someone who is familiar with the field, and who has a wide perspective. A coach helps you to increase your skills and produce better results.
Coaches are not remedial teachers, therapists, or social workers. Coaches work with people who are already good at what they do, who are already succeeding in many ways, and help them to find new ways to expand and improve.
A coach can help you
- identify the places where applying effort will get you the largest results
- choose the most effective tool for making change
- work through any obstacles which arise
- navigate the process of growing together with a partner (or family member, business partner, or housemate)
- develop a plan for maintaining and increasing your new skills in the future
There is no need to struggle on your own. Use a coach to find the fastest, easiest path to the results you want, and reap the benefits!
(A note to those who feel they always have to do everything on their own – use a coach to help you overcome that feeling!)