I'm so glad you're here. Seriously. I know, first hand, how hard this can be.
You've started recovery. You decided that things had to change and you took a few steps in a different direction. The first several days, weeks, even months of sobriety are challenging in ways we can't even imagine when we start on the journey. It was that way for me. The first challenge was getting sober. I thought that meant I just had to stop doing thing. Stop acting out. And somewhere I believed that would be enough to change my life. But it wasn't. Stopping wasn't enough. I had to learn how to stay stopped.
Sobriety was the list of things that I stopped doing.
Recovery became the list of things I started doing in my life.
Very quickly I learned that there was a whole lot more to staying sober and living in recovery than just stopping my behavior. There were new skills I needed and a new vocabulary to learn. There were new relationships I had to work on and a new way of thinking I had to practice. I learned that stopping was as important as learning this whole new way of living!
Recovery Coaching is about empowering you with the skills you need to stabilize your life, gain sobriety, and move forward!
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Coaching can take two forms: Individual Coaching or Group Programs
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Otherwise - Keep Reading and learn about Individual Coaching!
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Coaching is a partnership. Together, we’ll start from wherever you are, decide where you want to go and then get moving! We’ll design a custom plan, based on your values and goals, then break it down into small, manageable steps. Not sure where to start or where you want to go? No worries. Having worked with many women in recovery, I can provide options and suggestions for forward momentum.
Coaching provides accountability. Recovery is your job. You are 100% in charge. My job is to hold you accountable to the plan you create so you can break through delusion, obstacles, and self-sabotage. Coaching challenges you to focus energy and time to get beyond talking and start taking action! The women I work with get crystal clear on who they are, the things they need to change, and how to make it happen!
Coaching reveals options. Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Some of your best thinking got you to where you are today. In order to change, seriously change, you need to develop some new thinking patterns. That only happens when you are exposed to new options, new paradigms, and new mindsets. Coaching focuses on changing old thinking patterns to develop new options for behaviors.
After acknowledging that I had an addiction and needed help, I realized that there were several components that I needed in order to make progress. I had a great therapist, got into a women's 12 step fellowship and found my incredible recovery coach, Amy. She has modeled what healthy boundaries look like, what rigorous honesty means, how to work the steps, and most importantly, that I am worth recovery! I am so grateful to have the insight, experience and knowledge that Amy brings as I walk this road of recovery. -- Camille
What do you get out of recovery coaching?
- A one-on-one relationship that encourages growth, progress, accountability, and positive change.
- Personalized phone or Skype coaching sessions, where you learn tools to help you change your patterns, discuss your progress and breakthrough roadblocks.
- Week-to-week support breaking down your big goals into manageable pieces.
- Access to a group of encouraging women dealing with similar challenges.
- Email and text access between sessions – for check-ins and support.
- A new life. When you start focused work you WILL start to see changes and results in your life.
Recovering Coaching has three focus areas.
Each of these areas is essential to laying the solid foundation you will build your recovery on.
Goals & Accountability
Rituals & Routines
Connection & Support
As a licensed therapist and a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT), the coaching Amy provides allows clients to gain stability, sobriety and accountability in their recovery. This allows me to do the deeper work in therapy, assisting clients in gaining and maintaining long term recovery. I highly recommend Amy as a recovery coach and have found the combination of a recovery coach and therapy has truly benefited the clients I work with. -- Jackie
Why do women decide to work with Amy?Chances are, by clicking through this site you already have a gut feeling of whether or not this would be a good match for you. If you are ready to start the journey to recovery, I am ready to help you. I’ve been where you are. I lived decades of my life in addiction, acting out, desperate for relief. I am all to familiar with the never-ending cycle that you feel trapped in, the constant need to escape and find some connection, any type of connection, to fill up the hole inside. I am incredibly grateful that isn't my life anymore. Nor will it ever be again. BUT - I didn't do it alone, I had tried to do it alone many, many times. It wasn't until I sought out and found help that I began to stay sober and change my life. It was a lot of searching and hard work, but it was worth every second. Coaching let's you take advantage of the things I've learned on my journey. It's not a guarantee of success or a 'quick fix'. You get out of it what you put into it. Change, connection and insight take time. Expect dualities, contradictions, challenge, deep listening, accountability and a dive into the depths of who you are and who you want to be.
Beyond my experience in recovery, I am a trained educator, strategist and implementation consultant. I have coached and trained teachers, professors, and business consultants on their presentation and teaching skills. I have worked with schools, entire school districts, bankers, small business owners, emergency medical staff, and a variety of others to develop implementation plans for their goals and objectives. I have found that much of this knowledge and experience has aided me in recovery. I'm excited to share that knowledge and experience with you.
READY TO GET STARTED?The best way to find out if we’re a good fit is to schedule an exploration call! This is a complimentary 30-minute session that will help you to:
- Uncover the challenges you’ve been facing in recovery, whether that is staying sober or feeling stagnant.
- Get clear on what is needed to move forward.
- Asses your desire for change and how ready you are to achieve your recovery goals.
- Get an overview of the process I use with the women I work with, which will give you a picture of the next steps you need to take.