Recovery Coaching

Recovery Coaches use their personal experience to inspire and motivate people in active addiction to achieve recovery. They are ‘experts by experience’, who have achieved stable recovery and want to give back to others in a safe, evidence-based and effective manner.

Recovery Coaching celebrates diversity and does not discriminate. Recovery Coaches can be professionals in full-time employment, those with a history of homelessness or individuals with dual diagnoses. Recovery Coaching acknowledges that there is no ‘correct’ route to recovery and respects each individual’s unique journey.

Course outline

Health and wellbeing services that invest in training Recovery Coaches benefit from being able to vastly diversify the range of recovery routes they offer. They demonstrate their appreciation of each individual and their bespoke needs, by skilling up a team of walking, talking proof that there is no one ‘right’ way to create a meaningful life in recovery.

Learning outcomes

  • Recovery coaching - an introduction to routes to recovery. 
  • Self-care and ‘walking the walk’.
  • Ethics - professional and personal boundaries.
  • The helping relationship - an introduction.
  • The helping relationship - continued.
  • Self-disclosure.
  • Developing emotional intelligence.
  • Dual relationships.
  • Pro-social modelling.
  • Safeguarding and risk management.
  • Communication skills.
  • Assumptions and projection.
  • Core conditions.
  • Listening skills.
  • Questions, reflections and challenges. 
  • The importance of silence.
  • The T-Grow model - an introduction
  • Goal setting and life planning.
  • Establishing core values.
  • Developing commitment.
  • Wellbeing.
  • Building self-esteem.
  • Understanding motivation.
  • Enhancing confidence.
  • Recovery check-ups.
  • Relapse management.
  • Supervision.

Maximum numbers



5 days

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