Addictions often become so ingrained that a person’s brain automatically turns into negative self-defeating behaviors and habits. As a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach, you’ll help your clients understand their underlying natural behavior and how these can help lift them or potentially hurt their recovery efforts. Looking at the definition of Behavioral Sobriety™, most people simply don’t know where to turn to get this type of education or help for themselves or those they love. This is a fundamental reason why people need the assistance of a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach with a structured and logical program. Especially in the first stages of their recovery efforts. Additionally, if you chose to encompass a holistic supporter and family-based approach, you can provide insight into the family dynamics, too. Often, recovery efforts can be significantly enhanced by providing insight into the contributing ‘relationship factor dynamics’ in the client’s life.
Certified Behavioral Sobriety™ Coaches provide a sounding board for their clients as they engage in their recovery journey. Most important, they provide models of excellence, a proven process, and knowledge for their coachees to follow so that they work toward Behavioral Sobriety™.
Unlike other coaching methodologies, we do not believe the client has all the answers. We believe that no one has all the answers to the things they face in recovery. With that guiding principle, we not only ask probing questions, we help the client walk through options, and ask them to explore the consequences of decision making. Most importantly, we look at their behavior as a driver for attaining Behavioral Sobriety™ to provide suggestions, options, and education to help in this realm.
The coach helps the clients walk through their recovery goals in appropriate timelines. A Recovery Coach also stresses the need for introspection and self-examination, resulting in a rational and critical approach to solving ethical dilemmas and problems. They help the client clarify their thinking by asking probing questions. Also by listening intently for both intent and decision making that will result in actions, behaviors, and habits. The coach is trained to provide clear definitions of basic concepts inherent in the client’s natural behavior patterns and to explain the behaviors vital for recovery.
Our DISCflex™ Recovery founders started our coaching organization more than 30 years ago. Philosophically we are quite different from other coaching associations and organizations. Our foundational belief is that Certified Behavioral Sobriety™ Coaches best serve their clients when they can fully engage; when they bring a wealth of experience to their coaching engagements. The specific goal for the client is to attain a working knowledge of what it takes to achieve Behavioral Sobriety™.
Behavioral Sobriety™ Coaching Philosophy & Mission
Philosophically as Behavioral Sobriety™ Coaches, we are quite different from other coaching associations and organizations. Our foundational belief is that a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach best serves their clients when they can fully engage; when they bring a wealth of experience to their coaching engagements. A Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach’s mission is to encourage clients to think about their behavior and habits; while always stressing the need for analytical self-examination, for clear definitions of basic concepts, and for a rational and critical approach to solving ethical dilemmas, approaching opportunities, and solving problems.
Behavioral Sobriety™ Coaches provide a sounding board for their clients as they engage in philosophical dialogue tuned to recovery efforts. Most important, they provide models of excellence and knowledge for their clients to follow. So that they complete goals faster and continue with their recovery efforts. When a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach brings their passion and wealth of their experience to the table, they often find that they perform services that are not purely in the traditional coaching realm by supplying insight, support, guidance, information, relaying material on resource providers, and recommending educational materials.
You can take on various roles in your client’s recovery efforts. If your client is afraid of failing in their struggle with addiction, a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach can guide them toward a clearer path forward. Perhaps even helping with those first critical steps. When a client is ready to confront addictive behaviors and work to change their habits, you can show them alternatives that might work. You can provide insight and experience to build their hope that success is possible for them. Here are some of the roles a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach may take on:
- Question Asker
- Feedback Giver
- Accountability Person
- Alternative Suggester
- Structure Contributor
- Courage Coach (when they need to overcome their fears)
As a Behavioral Sobriety™ Coach, you’ll take your clients through a structured program to help your client work to develop new and healthy behaviors. New thinking, new behavior and new habits need structure to ‘gel and stick’. By working through their ‘Book About Me’ workbook (and with you providing insight and feedback), your client will put together specific actions that support their recovery efforts and life’s goals. They discuss decision making and how their natural behavior patterns impact their actions and habits. With your guidance and feedback, they’ll come up with alternatives to addiction. Having a quick solution ready when they crave their old habits builds their strength to change.