Recovery Coach Training | Creating #RecoveryCapital
Empowering & supporting individuals, families, communities & organisations.
Empowering & supporting individuals, families, communities & organisations.
More details on course outline, costs and training for the empowering individuals, families, organisations & communities in South Africa.
Details of the Professional Recovery Coach assessment and certification process.
To book your live coaching assessment, please contact Leigh-Anne on (011)728-9200 | firstname.lastname@example.org. The assessment process takes 45 – 60 minutes and needs to be completed during office hours (Monday – Friday).
“I warmly commend the SHARP course in coaching to anyone interested in helping people with personal problems whatever the nature of their interest. I attended the course for reasons of both personal development and in order to form a view on whether this kind of coaching might have an important role to play in helping people with problems related to excessive gambling. I got a great deal out of it personally and came away fully persuaded that this approach to helping people has a major role to play in all forms of therapy and counselling as well as constituting a stand-alone strategy for directly and dramatically helping people with many different types of problem. This may range from those related to recovering from an addiction or other behavioural disorder to those encountered in ordinary personal relationships and working life. Particularly impressive aspects of the course are: its emphasis on encouraging clients to themselves identify the solutions to their problems in the course of conversational relationships amongst equals; its highly imaginative use of metaphors of many different kinds in order to generate insight into characterological dispositions; its selective but non-dogmatic use of multiple theories; and – perhaps most important of all – its emphasis on utterly honest commitment to, and care for the real well-being of clients.”
“I came into this course with a rudimentary knowledge of Coaching from an 8-month Eating Psychology Coaching online course around nourishment, and little practical experience. I was not sure what to expect, particularly given my own recovery experience through AA. What drew me to Coaching was the inherent premise that , in the wellness universe, we are all whole and unbroken and that we have the ability to solve our issues if we only dared to explore our own thoughts. I was also attracted by my own belief that there must other be ways to help people in the different stages of addiction than those centered on the debate of “are you and addict or not”? Recovery Coaching seemed to offer that possibility.
The Recovery Coach training has given me a firm grounding in Coaching: the theory and practice and provides an excellent springboard into the world of the Integral Coach which is where I would like to go. I love the idea of the Co-Active coaching model, the power of open questions and limiting assumptions, and the fact that our greatest skills as a coach lie in our ability to listen. I come from a profession that likes to shout first and shout again later: coaching has introduced me to the power of silence. It is so easy feel the need to interrupt, put words in the mouths of others and try and look smart by projecting one’s will at all opportunities. The Co-Active Model of Intervention suggests that our role as Recovery Coaches operates both in the culture of addiction and through the other side into a culture of recovery. This hope is what excites me: that we don’t have to hit rock bottom, and that there is help on the other side. I suspect it was this philosophy that challenged my thinking most after the very first session.”
“The whole experience has been incredibly transformative on so many levels of my life. My own interpretation of my addiction and past traumatic experiences has undergone a huge shift in awareness, especially regarding my own belief systems. The best way of describing it would be a rebirth of my reality and consciousness.
I am now able to go into my immediate community and offer a new way of dealing with differences in society. I am able to help facilitate awareness within the gay and especially the gay HIV positive community, as coaching is incredible goal and action orientated, thus creating a vision of the future. Through coaching the client moves past the social discrimination and stigma and into a healthy belief system which supports themselves and the community at large.
The process I have undergone through this course has enabled me to dream for a better future and believe that it is possible! I believe that coaching is the future of treatment for addiction and various other problems facing society.”
The U-ACT Recovery Coach training has changed my life by helping me to pursue my passion and purpose of being of service to others. However, I get to do this in a solutions-focused way, holding the space while the client decides on their personal recovery and life plan. The experiential nature of the training completely changed the way I approach personal and professional development, and given me the opportunity to embody the learnings in my life. The training is exciting, challenging and incredible, and having completed two other coaching courses I can honestly say that this training is of a world-class standard!
The recovery coaching training was not only instructive and truly revelatory in what it taught about addiction, but also personally life-changing. Its tenets apply equally to coaches and coachees and they draw on the same profound compassion and wisdom that inform the entire Recovery Foundation ethos. The greatest lesson of the modules is that the quality and power of a question determine the quality and power of the answer – and this puts both coach and coachee on the same ascendant journey. These are not only coaching techniques, but life skills. One leaves each module excited and exhilarated.
This is such a needed service. So many people have addictions. Some realise it, some don’t. I found the course to be relaxed, and informal. It was engaging and informative. I learned an awful lot about recovery capital, about the addiction cycle and about how coaching addicts is different from coaching an executive or life coaching client. I thoroughly appreciate the opportunity to meet with an coach people who are in rehab and want to change, grow and recover. This is a path I intend pursuing further.
I thought I knew how to coach recovering clients until I engaged with the foundations Facilators and coaches. There has been many things if learned and most importantly which is helping me with my clients is to be authentic. My major stubbling block was giving the answers and not building the agenda of the client. This cause has taught me listening skills and the most important aspect of a recovery coach is that the client has all the answers. I am a much better listener thanks to the FOUNDATION CLINIC.
Knowing nothing about recovery coaching before I went into this training, I was very skeptical and unsure of what I would gain. However I have finished the first three modules inspired to make change in my community and with an amazing practical and theoretical tool kit for working collaboratively with people. It is truly brilliant, and I would encourage anyone to make time to do this – whether you already work in drug and alcohol or never plan work with “addicts”. It’s brings a fresh perspective, buckets of social and emotional intelligence. And will create waves of positive change in your family life, work life, and personal life. I believe we do live in an addicted society, so the more of us with insight and tools to respond to our collective challenges the greater a human society we will have.