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Therapy vs. Coaching

 

Conventional Therapy
tends toward...
Personal Coaching
tends toward...
personal strengthening
personal evolution
triage
visioning
issue resolution
problem solving
why me?/why this?
what's next?/what now?
overcoming obstacles
sustainable flow
traditional relationship
collaborative, equal partnership
unconscious>conscious level
conscious>consciousness level
away from
toward
looks backward
focuses forward
raising standards
raising standards
somewhat vulnerable
generally open, not vulnerable
cognitive/behavior patterns
actively building
letting go
life dynamics
needs help
wants a partner
pain
frustration
past > present
present > future
needs, wants
needs, wants
issue resolution
life design
driven by unresolved issues
chooses goals and actions
absorbs information
acts on information
feelings, discussion oriented
more action oriented
self understanding
self potential
nurturing, supportive
catalyzing, challenging
asks why
asks what
disruptive situations
tolerations
usually a measured pace
often a rapid pace
no personal disclosure
personal disclosure as usefu
patient/client
client
medical model
performance model
treatment
co creation
healing
achievement
presented complaints
common situations
mostly monologue
mostly dialogue
progress
performance
was then
is now
professional 'arms length'
close, collaborative
behavior norms
uniqueness
analysis/understanding
possibility
pathology
experimentation/discovery
hope
inspiration
self concept
self discovery
integration
manifestation
diagnosis
self assessment
support
support, solutions
prognosis for recovery
chance of success
diagnosable conditions
everyday situations
anxiety
n/a
depression
n/a
trauma
n/a
emotional scars
n/a
addictions
n/a
compulsions
n/a
emotional issues
n/a
neuroses
n/a
psychoses
n/a
healing of emotional damage
n/a
history
related experiences
self imposed limits
missed opportunities
acceptance
flow
conflicts
paradoxes
reality
paradigms
restoring
expanding
healing
evolving
coping/protective mechanisms
building reserves
beliefs
personal operating system
self responsibility
accountability
stabilize
balance
new perspective
new approach
confidential
confidential
family dynamics
organizational dynamics
hurts
works
personal dynamics
personal style
weaknesses
strengths
problems
solutions
tends toward process
tends toward results
heal past
create future
medical model
performance/growth model
behavior awareness
personal awareness
complaints
tolerations
reactions
responses
restoration
enhancement
undoing
doing
dysfunctional>functional
functional>extraordinary
focused scope
unlimited scope
fear
excitement

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