“Sufferers Are Tired Of The Word Coping, They Deserve To Start Hearing The Words Transforming.”
First off let me be clear, therapy is good, but it’s not getting the job done for the majority of people suffering from anxiety. Anxiety is a consistent state of bad to disastrous ways of perceiving things internally (sensations) and externally. The sufferer approaches a solution with the intent of feeling better emotionally and physically, and ending the cycle of thinking anxiously.
This is where anxiety healing through counselling and therapy can get limited
Mainly due to the majority of sessions becoming obsessed with talking about how they came to this state of thinking and being. Re-living past experiences and working towards speaking openly about it in the hopes of shifting the anxiety sufferers perspective.
Below are the 3 reasons why the world of anxiety healing and other emotional distress is moving towards life coaches:
Number 1: Coaching is more intuitive teaching, therapy is more by the book
In traditional therapy you are taught how to angle your approach towards a sufferers problem. In coaching you have a sense of stronger relatability and can use flexibility in how you respond to their challenges. It’s not so black or white, one method, one way of approaching the challenge. RIC for example sees the sufferer as a person not a number, and views the emotional challenge from many perspectives such as:
- Is the sufferer going through this due to the repressed emotions they carry around from the past? Is there a lack of the right mindset or skill sets in the present? Or a lack of proper vision for the future, and no model to follow?
- Can the sufferer benefit from gaining cognitive skills, energetic skills, or physiological skills? Maybe a combination of them that could counter these ways of perceiving themselves and their fears?
- Is the sufferer focused more on survival, maintenance, or outcome based thinking to their days? The right approach will guide them towards future pain or pleasure, so a quick look into their outlook for the day is essential.
And much more. So you can see the difference in angles RIC or other practiced life coaches take when it comes to dealing with the issue (this video will go deep into anxiety sufferers habits to end starting today).
Number 2: Therapy wants to keep you around for the long run, coaching wants you out of their sight and living life on your own terms
You can sense this in the majority of traditional therapy sessions compared to coaching sessions (with qualified life coaches who have been in your anxious shoes). To over-generalize this point of course wouldn’t be right, and no one is either god or bad, but from the majority of people who’ve come to me with feedback on both along with my own experience, this seems to be the case.
Number 3: Coaching focuses on developing a new you, traditional therapy/counselling focuses on the symptom
It’s a traditional way of looking at the problem. The effect is highly focused on, the emotion, the bodily sensation. And in therapy even if the cause of the fear is dabbled with there’s rarely any clear intervention that speaks directly to the nervous system that can get the person to change things unconsciously.
Imagery exercises, hypnosis, theta healing and more can speak directly to the subconscious mind and make lasting changes in a person. We now understand that positive change can certainly take effect with repetition of building a skill that is lacking. But in order to re-create a new identity the subconscious mind must be accessed and altered with emotion accompanying each exercise.