Life Coaching vs Therapy

Patrick Howell
A free video tutorial from Patrick Howell
Internationally Recognized Life Coach Expert Positive Psych
4.4 instructor rating • 12 courses • 53,223 students

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CBT Integrative Wellness Life Coach Accredited Certification

Level 1 Practitioner, Level 2 Life Coach Diploma in Integrative Wellness Life Coaching - Therapeutic Art, NLP, REBT

04:00:12 of on-demand video • Updated December 2020

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  • Arts Therapy - How to apply the concepts in your life coaching practice
  • Positive Psychology - How to use the Science of Happiness to get unstuck
  • Cognitive Behavioral - Managing difficult emotional issues
  • Resilience - Bouncing back from hardship
  • Cognitive Behavioral Wellness life coach certification - Get started in the established field of life coaching
English [Auto] Anyone in a helping profession such as a coaching professional or a therapeutic professional approaches each day with a how can I help attitude as coaches we aim to be timely and up to date regarding the best practices of human development in order to make a difference in the lives of others. We recognize that a coaching professional is not the same as a therapeutic or psychological professional while it is common for the coaching industry to adapt the clinical models used by their therapeutic counterparts a coach is not a licensed psychotherapeutic professional. In fact coaches always refer anyone in need of mental health to a licensed mental health professional immediately instead of investigating the past and dealing with pathology. Like a therapist a cognitive behavioral coach helps clients to develop a positive future orientation helps clients gain control over negative thinking also known as cognitive distortions and works with a client to set time bound goals for Extraordinary Living let us list a few of the key differences so that you have clarity and feel 100 percent comfortable within your coaching practice. Therapists are clinically trained and help clients who are dysfunctional. Get back to a healthy functioning level. Coaches are not clinically trained and although they rely on the evidence based modalities of their clinical counterparts coaches never treat mental illness. Therapist aim to help clients heal past emotional wounds by exploring the history of the issue. Coaches focus on setting goals and solving challenges in the here and now therapists help clients resolve past issues and the psychological problems that may be present because of those past issues. Coaches help clients design a path forward. They focus on the present and the future and work collaboratively with a client to help them design their life purpose are typically licensed and regulated by the state or local government coaches are not constrained by the same regulations and licensing practices. However please do check with your local government to determine if there are any legal requirements for coaching in your locale. There are also many similarities both practices aim to help clients both practices help guide clients to a better life both coaches and therapists are experts at facilitating change. Both coaches and therapists are catalysts for what is most important to a client. Both the therapeutic and coaching industries are filled with caring well-trained professionals who work hard every single day to help others live their best possible lives.