Coaching for Sexual Addiction

Coaching for Problem Gambling Recovery:

What is Recovery Coaching?
Coaching is different from counseling.  Coaching focuses on achieving a goal.  The coach of a soccer team is the person who helps the teach function and play their best to make the goal.  Recovery coaching is about helping people learn the skill and to do the work that helps them get free.  Many people go to counseling and really are wanting a coaching session without realizing it. 

Problem Gamblers in recovery especially come to counseling with a goal in mind:  to stop gambling and rebuild one's life.  Counseling is about listening to one's story and to help them heal from the pain of the problem and teach them skills to get free.
Counseling Coaching
  • Past oriented
  • Future oriented
  • Involves diagnosis
  • Involves goal
  • Confidential
  • Confidential
  • Partnership between client and therapist
  • Partnership between client and coach
  • Tools and information

Goals of Coaching for Problem Gambling
  • Skills to help acquire abstinence from Problem Gambling
    How does one get free?  What are the first steps and the pitfalls to avoid?  What are the adjustments emotionally, physically and relationally that occur?  How do we avoid triggers and deal with them

  • Skills to help heal relationship
    Learn how to recover and help make amends to the loved ones around you.  What to do with resentment, fear and shame?

  • Relapse Prevention
    It is one thing to get stop gambling.  It is another to never gamble again.   What are the warning signs to relapse.

  • Financial Rehabilitation
    Many of us needed an overhaul on our finances.  We were afraid to look at them.  We avoided the phone and mail to avoid bills and bank statements.  We learn how to put together what is called a spending plan.  It is not a budget, but helps us begin to gain control of how we want to spend our money.