A lifestyle management coach can help you set and achieve goals for any aspect you desire to achieve in life. These goals can be health, relationship or career minded.
A coach can help you manage your overall life, including helping you develop greater self-awareness and learn the tools you need to become successful in your life. They can be the person who listens and supports you while also providing you with the knowledge you need to dig deep and focus on what you need to succeed at your goals. A lifestyle management coach can help you prepare yourself for success by:
● Asking the hard questions — What do you want out of life? What do you need in life? Where do you want to be in five years? How do you think you can achieve that? When you are envisioning where you want to be in five years, they can help you create a plan to work toward those goals.
● Teach you how to cope — When the stress becomes too much, they can help you learn the healthy coping mechanisms to bring you back down. They can help you learn calming breathing, mindfulness, or other relaxation strategies to help you refocus and strive toward your goals.
● Encourage change — If you are currently engaging in something preventing you from achieving your goals, your lifestyle management coach will hold you accountable. They will help you learn what you need to change and help you change tactics to hit your goals. This may involve “homework” to complete between sessions to help you adopt changes more easily by putting and keeping them in practice.
Your coach will personalize your sessions to your needs. Everyone has different values and goals and that will be reflected in how your coach helps you. The longer you work together, the more attuned to you your coach will become. This can allow them to continuously better help you achieve your goals. Your goals may even grow and change as you examine your desires for your future.
While a lifestyle management coach may employ certain techniques similar to therapy. Some therapists (like the ones at Halcyon) offer coaching services. However, not all lifestyle coaches are licensed therapists. If they’re not a licensed therapist, here are some ways they are different from other mental health professionals:
● They can’t give a diagnosis — Certain mental health professionals are trained and licensed to diagnose mental health conditions, but a lifestyle coach is not trained to do this.
● They can’t prescribe medication — Psychiatrists can prescribe medications alongside providing therapy, which sets them apart from other mental health professionals (including lifestyle management coaches).
● They focus on the here and now to help get the future you want — Other mental health professionals focus on the therapeutic aspect of discussing how your past affects your present. A lifestyle management coach only focuses on the here and now and how changes can make for a better future. They help you with your now and how to achieve your goals.
● They don’t treat complex clinical issues — If you are struggling with severe mental health issues, a coach cannot help you with these as they do not have the appropriate training and licensing to help you with these issues.
A lifestyle management coach CAN help you with but is not limited to:
● Mild emotional and mental health issues — Mild and moderate mental health issues that are keeping you from the direct path to achieving your goals can be tackled with the assistance of your coach.
● Goal-focusing — If you are looking for a goal-oriented focus on your personal or professional growth and development, a coach can be your best choice.
● Work-life balance — If the stress of too much work and not enough focus on your personal life is in your way, a lifestyle management coach can help you improve your stress management and work-life balance.
● Addressing personal and professional challenges — They can help you learn what stumbling blocks are in your way and actionable ways to overcome them.
A lifestyle management coach can help you with behavioral changes such as:
● Stress management
● Sleep habits
● Weight loss management
● Diet and nutrition
● Mood and emotional resilience
● Fitness routines
● Personal relationships
They can assist in these by helping hold you accountable for changes you’re making and checking in on your progress during your sessions. Three strategies your coach may take are:
● Aligning your current path to your life’s purpose — Your life’s purpose will not be identical to someone else. There is no right or wrong answer to what your purpose is. Once you know what your purpose is, they will help you get there.
● Assigning economic worth to your values — What are your goals and purpose worth? Will it involve a leap of faith that could risk a lot financially if you fail but pay off immensely when you succeed? What are your non-negotiables in your life?
● Making changes moderately — You are more likely to stick to changes if they are made slowly and not rapidly. This forces you to rank the importance of things in your life and see if other changes need to be made to help you succeed.
Life is complicated and messy. When it comes to mental health, we believe there’s no one-size-fits-all. At Halcyon Therapy Group, we understand just how important you and your unique situation and perspectives are. That’s why we offer a suite of services tailored specifically to you and your needs. You deserve better, and we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation today and start living the life you always dreamed of.