Mental Health Coaching
Mental health coaching help you to see yourself in new ways and open up new avenues of transformation and personal growth.
Mental health coaching can help you strengthen your mental health fitness:
Teach core mental health skills
Develop mind-body connection
Cultivate the inner strength needed to flourish in life
Mental health is defined as our emotional, psychological, and relational well-being. There are internal and external parts to mental health. Internally, mental health includes our relationship with ourselves which shows up in how we talk to ourselves, how we are able to function in the world, and how we feel about both. Externally, our mental health is affected by the systems that we are in such as our relationships, workplace, our family, and our schools. It shows up in our ability to function in those systems.
Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act both in our internal world and in our external world. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. It is the basis for our everyday living and it is often one of the most neglected areas of self care in our lives.
Deciding to improve your mental health can seem overwhelming. Where does a person start when there are many options for finding support to achieve mental well-being including therapy, hypnotherapy, coaching, peer to peer groups, psychiatry, and many more. With Mental Health Coaching the process of feeling better starts immediately. You work with a coach to help manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, improve relationship skills, and reduce stress and anxiety — all of which bolsters mental health.
Mental health coaches help you develop a greater awareness of yourself and learn effective tools to better manage the challenges in your life. Just like a therapist, a mental health coach is somebody who listens to you and acts as your support system — and provides you with insight on what’s going on below the surface. Unlike a therapist, coaches work with non-clinical classes of mental health issues which means that they do not diagnose or treat complex mental health issues. Instead, they work with your concerns and mental health goals while identifying any complex mental health issues that may need to be referred to therapists.
Mental health coaching is one way to address the spectrum of needs that comes up when you are ready to protect mental health and prevent future mental health conditions.