Sober coaching in Langford is available by Trista Zamany at West Coast Interventions.
What is a Sober Coach?
As sober coach is a non-clinical specialist who provides as a personal guide and mentorship with the recovering individual and their family. They provide strength-based support about life choices, with the priority assisting in ways to help them not pick up a drink, substance or other codependent and addictive behaviours. A Sober Coach can be referred to in several terms:
- Recovery Coach
- Sober Companion
- Recovery Support Specialist
- Family Recovery Coach
- Virtual Recovery/Sober Coach
Essentially all the titles above do the same thing; help keep the recovering addict on the right path to living a healthy life they deserve in recovery. Sober Coaches can work with those still struggling with addiction as well as clients that are in a recovery program.
How is a Sober Coach different from a 12 Step Sponsor?
With relation to the substance and other addictive behaviours, a Sober Coach will be able to work with a traditional 12 step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, as well as a non 12 step program. Everybody recovers differently and it is up to the Sober Coach to determine what works best for their client as they develop a connection with them through full transparency.
Often the question is asked; how does a recovery coach differ from an 12 step sponsor? A 12 step sponsor is solely there to share their experience, strength and hope through the 12 steps. A sponsor does not provide direction on their life path, counselling, or outside resources.
A life coach aspect is also part of sober coaching. Recovery coaches help find resources for detox, treatment centres, family support, education, employment, local or on-line support groups and any other resources specific to the clients’ unique needs.
What makes a successful Sober Coach?
Firstly, a successful, dependable and reliable sober coach will have been through addiction themselves and come out the other side living a successful life of recovery. Secondly, they are with their clients every step of the way and is a unique setting that clients most likely will not receive from a counsellor, therapist, sponsor or medical professional. In conclusion, Sober coaches go above and beyond as they are walking alongside their client every step of the way; for both professional and personal.
Call West Coast Interventions today at 1-888-438-9991 for Sober Coaching in Langford