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Answers to Common Questions About Life Coaching

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a new trend and form of counseling that is designed to help clients discover what they are unsure about within themselves, as well as helping clients learn how to make better life decisions on their own.

How is a Life Coach different from Psychotherapy and Counseling?

A Life Coach is defined as “An advisor who helps people with problems, decisions, and goal attainment in daily life” (Dictionary.com)

Psychotherapy is defined as “The treatment of psychological disorders or maladjustments by a professional technique, as psychoanalysis, group therapy, or behavioral thearpy” (Dictionary.com)

Counseling is defined as “Professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems” (Dictionary.com)

Why Energetic Life Coaching (ELC), LLC?

Energetic Life Coaching (ELC), LLC is a mobile business that is unique because it utilizes the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Model and various other approaches when needed in order to get to the root of the clients problem. ELC, LLC help clients make real changes in their life, by first teaching clients how to build positive energy around one’s personal space. In result, this will help clients learn a balance that will help them learn techniques for overcomeing stumbling blocks that cause common procrastination.

Is Energetic Life Coaching (ELC), LLC right for me?

Seeking out life coaching is a personal choice. There are many reasons why people choose life coaching. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is used to deal with unexpected changes in one’s life such as a work, life balance, divorce and or family problems. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Life coaching has the potential to help clients deal with types of issues relating to career changes, weight-loss, habitual problems, organization, role conflict, grievance, stress management, solace, motivation, attaining and acheieving goals, communication skills, trauma, personal healing, facilitation, confusion, and general life transitions. To know whether or not life coaching is right for you, you have to ask yourself if you are ready to get the most out of life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards real life changes in your life.
Do I really need a life coach? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking a professional life coach.

How can a life coach help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in life coaching. A life coach can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that life coaches can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life.

The benefits you obtain from Life Coaching can depend on how well you use the process and put into practice after your coaching sessios are over. Some of the benefits available from coaching may include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening/speaking skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your life

What is a life coaching session like?

Every coaching session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. The first goal will be for the Life Coach to discuss the importance of confidentiality, and then the primary issues and concerns in your life during sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Life coaching can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the coaching sessions, such as journaling, reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. It is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life between coaching sessions. In order for life coaching to be most effective you must actively participant, both during and out side of the sessions. You wil be expected to take responsibility for your own actions, and promote self-change for progress.

Here are some things you can expect out of a life coaching session:

  • Communication, respect and understanding
  • Encouraging Positive Energy throughout each session
  • Perspectives to illuminate persistent patterns
  • Real strategies for real problems and making real changes
  • Effective techniques and additional guidance if needed

Does a Life Coach provide medicine?

In some cases a combination of medication is provided in traditional therapy as the right course of action but in life coaching, no meds are given to achieve goals, growth, energy, and wellness. These things come with natural understanding, consistent efforts and progress. So, there is no medicine provided in life coaching services.

Does ELC accept insurance?

Energetic Life Coaching (ELC) Services does not accept insurance policies under any circumstances. To determine how services are paid, check the “Rates and Insurance” tab on the left side of this page.

Is Life Coaching confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a life coach. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
However, there are some exceptions required by law just as it would be for a professional counselor. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. At this point a life coach is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The life coach is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The life coach will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, the life coach will take further measures that are provided to the life coach by law in order to ensure the clients safety.
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