Before I dive into the topic of how a life coach can help you when you feel like progress is stalled in traditional therapy, I need to state loudly and clearly: I am a firm believer in therapy.
You know how sometimes you feel like your brain is just a big ol’ mess of tangled wires and missing puzzle pieces? Well, therapy is like diving headfirst into that mess and finally finding the missing pieces to complete the puzzle of YOU. In therapy, you can find both healing and personal growth. Through the safety of the therapeutic space, you can explore your feelings, work through challenges, and develop self-awareness that can empower you in all areas of life.
Now here comes the but. Therapy is amazing, but sometimes, you need someone to push you a little more, hold you accountable, and empower you to move forward.
That’s what a life coach does—often in conjunction with traditional therapy. A coach helps you see your future, talk about your desires and goals, and discover where and how you envision yourself. More than just goal setting, working with a life coach is about taking actionable steps toward growth and success. With a gentle nudge and accountability from a coach, you can break through mental roadblocks and achieve significant progress.
The past is our tool. We use it to help us understand why we are the way we are, possibly knowing we need to change. As essential as it is to acknowledge the past, move through old traumas, and identify some of the pain points hiding in the shadows of your psyche, I want to let you know: It’s still just a stop along the journey; it’s not the destination. It’s a launching point to guide you into the future.
Therapy helps you to understand what is causing your issues, thoughts, and behaviors. Life coaching is the ultimate superhero outfit for tackling all of life’s external challenges. It’s like strapping on a jetpack that propels you toward the version of yourself that you KNOW is hiding inside. Within the past week, I have had two new clients express their need for the tools to move forward. Thanks to therapy, they now understand the past but do not want to keep letting it haunt them. That’s exactly how coaching helps! We use your insights and understanding of the past to move forward. The only way through is through and that is what we are able to achieve together.
So, are you ready to move forward and no longer look back? Have you sifted through the emotional baggage enough that you can just drop it, not letting any stories from the past have any bearing on what you’re capable of creating in the future? Are you ready to take on the world and unleash your inner superhero? Let’s do this thing!