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MASTER TRAUMA LIFE COACH
TRAUMA LIFE COACH
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EAGAN, MN WEBSTER,MN or ZOOM
What is a trauma coach?
Trauma coaching, a type of life coaching, focuses on helping clients repair their mental health after experiencing a traumatic event. This practice is a type of recovery coaching, as it aims to promote healing and help clients overcome the emotional effects of whatever they’ve lived through. Trauma coaches often help clients assess their anxiety, develop a therapeutic practice, and feel empowered to get over their trauma symptoms.
Because trauma coaches deal with sensitive subjects, they must possess specific traits. These include:
Mental strength: These coaches often work with survivors of devastating events. They must have the mental fortitude to deal with these difficult topics and care for their mental health.
Open mind: Judgment is a significant barrier to recovery, especially for survivors of abusive situations. A trauma coach should approach each client with an unbiased mind and a non-judgmental outlook, creating a safe space where the person can recover.
Trauma’s understanding: Coaches must be fully aware of trauma’s physical and emotional effects. And once they can assess a client’s trauma levels, coaches can choose the appropriate wellness practices to help clients heal.
Trauma coach versus therapist
Some people may look at the scope of trauma coaching and think, “Isn’t that what a therapist does?” In some ways, yes. Therapists also help patients learn valuable coping skills to improve their mental health and overcome trauma symptoms. But the degree of care is vastly different if we compare the two.
Therapists can diagnose their patients, prescribe behavior or medication if necessary, and generally direct them on their mental health journey. Trauma coaches, however, help educate clients and guide their decisions but don’t give a “doctor’s order” to direct behavior. Trauma coaching is an excellent resource for individuals transitioning out of therapy after struggling with a mental illness, and coaching clients can always move into therapy if they require a deeper level of care.