ARE THERAPY AND COACHING THE SAME THING?
Although both therapy and coaching are invested in the clients personal awareness and life improvement, coaching is very different from therapy in a number of important ways. First, the coaching profession supports personal and professional growth and development based on client-initiated change in pursuit of specific desired outcomes. In coaching, success is always defined by the client, which stands in contrast to something like a psychological condition that
receives its definition of success through a societal standard or that of the therapist.
Coaching is also about moving forward. In fact, it is ALL about moving forward! While therapeutic approaches typically deal with healing pain, dysfunction, or deep, often difficult-to- resolve conflicts from the client’s past experiences, coaching is future focused, and the conversations always begin with the present moment.
SO WHAT IS WHOLE PERSON COACHING?
Whole Person Coaching is a holistic transformational learning process based on the premise that when you come to fully embody, embrace, and express all aspects of your whole self, you are positioned to thrive in any aspect of life. You become rich in resources, grounded in your being, and at peace within.
The WPC methodology is firmly rooted in four distinct yet interrelated principles:
Wholeness: The client is whole, completely resourceful, and self-innovative.
Empowerment: The client leads the way by drawing on their innate power, creativity, and capacity.
Interdependence: The coaching relationship is co-creative and generative, where the coach and client work as a team to map out goals as well as actionable steps that will lead the client to success!
Self-Mastery: Through the coaching process, the client learns self reliance in all aspects of their
life, gaining tools that they will use long after the coaching relationship ends.
Whole Person Coaching from Deanna Richards on Vimeo.
As a Certified Trauma-Informed Coach…
-I encourage my clients to step forward into the life they want while also acknowledging that we all hold past trauma within us.
-I work to understand and support my clients through the use of Relational Neuroscience and Psychology.
-I work to understand the different forms of trauma and its effects on the whole person.
-I work to recognize the indicators of trauma and responsibly offer support while working with the whole person.
-I will help my clients uncover some of their triggers and offer techniques for self regulation.
-I motivate my clients to self-master their unique circumstances so they can move into the life they are truly meant to live.
-I responsibly offer referrals if I feel deeper trauma work needs to be explored with a licensed therapist.
Knowledge is power and I offer my clients foundational information on the Fight/Flight/Freeze/Fawn response, Attachment Theory, the Window of Tolerance and more, as a way for them to gain control and awareness of their triggers, and offer ways to sooth themselves in moments of activation.
PAYMENT AND PACKAGES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENT
Introduction Discovery Session $ 400.00 payable in advance. (2-4hrs)
Individual coaching sessions $ 150.00 per session (60min)
5-Session Coaching Package 60-minute sessions – $550 ($200 discount!)
PAYMENT AND PACKAGES FOR COUPLES/POLY-STRUCTURES (maximum of 3 persons
Introduction Discover You Session $ 650.00 payable in advance. (2-4hrs)
Partnership Coaching sessions $ 260.00 per session (60min)
10-Session Coaching Package 60-minute sessions – $2,400.00 ($200.00 discount!)
*Sliding Scale Available