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Life Coaching

Alpine Recovery Lodge believes that life coaching is critical and brings enlightenment to life, especially in a Chemical Dependency Treatment Center where many of the residents need a new and better direction in life. With the best will in the world, people still struggle to make their lives become what they truly want. The one missing, essential ingredient in the process is – interaction with you – by a real coach. Without that, even if we’re desperate to see a way through, we generally can’t, even if it’s staring us right in the face. It really is completely true that Life Coaching can empower you to become your best!

Life Coaching is a CBT – a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (talking therapy), aimed at increasing human happiness. Through conversation, residents are helped to understand why they find themselves in their current situation and then to find strategies, motivations and focus to design and move towards new, better situations. But it is also informed by the un-conscious and emotional components of the human psyche. Life coaching differs from counseling in that it focuses on the present and what lies ahead. It may be necessary to look back to find the root causes of some unhelpful thinking patterns, and have to untie some knots, but ultimately we come back to the “where are we now?” and the “where do we want to go?”


What Are Some Examples of the Skills Worked On in Life Coaching?

Individual Life Skills

  • Goal setting
  • Life Goals Review
  • Staying on task and motivated with addiction treatment and life ambitions
  • Assistance in achieving goals

Time Management

  • Managing time to relieve stress with a busy schedule
  • Balancing time/work/school/recreation/home/family

Overcoming Procrastination

  • Maintaining motivation in Life / Sobriety
  • Changing the procrastinating mind set
  • Dangers of procrastination

Acting as a Role Model

  • Definition of a leader
  • Thinking beyond yourself
  • Having a positive mentor

Attitude Awareness

  • Psychological dynamics of attitude
  • The value of positive thinking
  • The process of change in attitude
  • (Thoughts + Feelings = Actions and behaviors)


  • Budgeting and terms.
  • Defining necessities, flexible luxury, varying expenses, debt to income ratio
  • Banking, savings and bill paying
  • Reality check: What it means and what it takes to be independent. (Semi-independent living/independent)
  • Achieving independence

Personal Hygiene/Healthy Lifestyles

  • Making hygiene a priority in your life
  • Activities of daily healthy living

Confidence 101

  • Being in the moment, creating confidence
  • Confidence building
  • Mapping the brain to resist low self esteem
  • Make up of confidence

Healthy Communication Styles

  • Awareness of personal communication
  • Different communication styles and techniques
  • How to improve communication skills

Positive Coping Skills

  • Understanding disappointment, stress, and unhappiness
  • New ways to deal with life on life’s terms


Job Skills

Developing a Resume That Works

  • Proper formatting
  • Making your resume stand out
  • Job searching

Business Ethics

  • Excelling within your company
  • Creating value
  • Basic performance in the work force

Tech 1

  • Effectively using computers and the internet
  • Basic skills of a general lifestyle.


Pysch/Human Relations

Neurophysiology of the Brain/Understanding Addiction

  • How the brain works
  • Your brain on drugs opposing a fully functional brain

The Process of Withdrawal

  • Physiological, Mental, and emotional withdrawal
  • First week of detox or drug and alcohol rehab

Effects of Alcohol on the Mind and Body

  • Detoxing and the mind
  • Addiction treatment/recovery process

Effects of Psychotropic Medications on the Brain

  • Physiological, Mental, and emotional withdrawal

Overcoming Anxiety

  • Redirecting anxiety and your thought processes through cognitive thinking

Human Sexuality and Interactions

  • Questions, roles and what it means
  • Exploring physiological, sociological and psychological
  • Real factors relating to human sexual behavior

“Jumping the Fence”

  • How the addictive personality finds new focus.

Creative Arts

  • Focus on creative expression, interaction and speaking publicly