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Difference Between Life Coaching & Therapy

Life coaching is an ongoing relationship, which focuses on taking action toward the realization of your visions, goals, or desires. The coaching process helps you both define and achieve professional and personal goals faster and with more ease than if you were attempting to embrace change on your own. In life coaching, one does not spend a lot of time talking about the past rather the focus is on present moment awareness and moving towards a life you desire.

Psychotherapy is designed to help you when you are in distress. It is the treatment of a mental or emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological means The role of the therapist is to offer specific intervention techniques and educational tools to help you with presenting concerns. Exploring your personal history plays a significant role in helping you bridge past issues to present day distress.

Benefits of a Life Coach and Therapist Blend

I offer a unique blend of Life Coaching and therapy. As a result, I am able to address your whole self and I don’t need to refer you to another counselor should you bump up against a historical issue or struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, ADHD/ADD, etc. Whether you are an expat feeling like you are in between two worlds, an entrepreneur or leader looking for a sounding board, or someone desiring support through transitions, the blend I offer has the ability to propel you into a life that has meaning and resonance.

Many people have a sense of what they want (or some clues) but when they start to cross their personal bridge toward a more meaningful life they have a tendency to stop midway and regress back to behaviors and choices that keep them stuck. We gravitate towards what’s familiar, even if it is unfulfilling. My role is to support you as you cross the bridge and keep the momentum going so that you can reach the other side. I am your cheerleader, the one who kindly nudges you to keep on going, the teacher who guides you to shift your thinking from “I can’t” to “I can.” I am the one who reminds you that you always have a choice, even though it isn’t always appetizing. I am the person who guides you to connect deeply with your own inner wise self and introduce you to tools to get there.

Recent Inner Thoughts

Estrangement

Estrangement

Estrangement carries words like isolation, disconnection, dirty, and shame with it. It is a message that says you are not enough, there is something intrinsically wrong with you and the act of estrangement is the ultimate act of shaming. There is no resolution or happy ending. One or both parties have chosen to give up. Estrangement impacts family, work environments, cultures. Everything we do has impact and the impact of estrangement is splitting.
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8 Benefits from 8 Months of Living Alcohol-Free

8 Benefits from 8 Months of Living Alcohol-Free

Up until 8 months ago, I could not fathom the idea of passing on a beautiful cocktail. The idea of living alcohol-free felt incomprehensible! It was exactly that thought pattern that got me to stop in my tracks and come to the conclusion that maybe I did have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol after all. 8 months later, the benefits are amazing!
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How does Life Coaching Work?

My initial two-hour strategy session takes place either in person, over the phone or on Skype. During this session, I introduce tools that are designed to heighten awareness around core values, assess current levels of satisfaction in every area of your life and establish the primary focus for coaching. My sessions are once a week for fifty minutes. For local clients, I am available to meet with you in person at my Erie office location. You are encouraged to make at least a three-month commitment to the coaching process as change takes time.

Are you facing a big change in life, relocating for a job, starting college, just feeling like you have no direction? Coaching could be a perfect match for you! Read more about my approach to see if life coaching is for you.

 

Contact Life Coach Allison Parr-Plasha

Contact me today whether you have questions about my services or you’re ready to take the next steps! No question is too insignificant.

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