The Myths of Life Coaching Demystified
A number of the general populace have had some knowledge of the profession of life coaching but this notwithstanding has never quite debunked some of the misconceptions that we have on what this is all about. This misconception is understandable since it happens to be one of the practices which have a late introduction into the market and are just coming to get the awareness in the d field. The interest of this presentation is to get some clarifications on some of the commonly misconstrued opinions of the professional practice of life coaches and give an informed opinion on this practice.
A usual misunderstanding on the profession is the equation people give it to the services of psychotherapists. The two fields of operation are distinctively marked in difference by the time period to which they are concerned with as thy address the plan for remedying the condition before them. Basically, the psychotherapist will have a keen attention to the past events in the clients’ life while life coaches will be mainly concerned with the future events that the client has his or her focus on. The life coaches will help the patients set goals for themselves and work towards achieving these particular goals with strategies set to help this be a reality.
Get this clarified to you and avoid this other misconception on life coaching making you think that this is not a real profession. There are schools and professional programs actually set up to credential life coaching as a profession. The trade of life coaches is witnessing a widening space for acceptance and professional outlook as there are several businesses and individuals who are calling for the certification of the life coaches prior to admission for practice.
Do not get misled to think that life coaches are only meant for the class of executives and celebrities. The fact that this profession has in most cases been associated with the executive class and the celebrity status personalities, there are still some who will offer their services for the common needs of a more ordinary nature. This is even more so considering the affordability and availability of the life coaching services.
There are also those of us who think that life coaching has to do with a lot of spiritual drills. The skills for life improvement afforded by the life coaches will in most cases be of little spiritual leaning sometimes completely lacking yet very practical all the same. The mind-body-spirit connection of the therapy will be the side product of the whole therapeutic process.
Better you are now as you think of going for a life coach as you now have these common misconceptions clarified.