Can you really use coaching to overcome depression? Yes, slightly controversial. My view is that the key to overcoming depression on a long term basis is two folds: healing the trauma and learning how to manage your state through coaching.
Heal the trauma
The first step is to heal the trauma. This is where therapy comes in. You have a wide range of therapies at your disposal to do this, from traditional talking therapy or hypnotherapy to the more alternative therapies that I explore for you on my YouTube Channel. Therapy will help you heal the past, understand the root of your depression and what triggers your low mood.
Learn to manage your state through coaching
The second step is to learn how to manage your emotional state on a daily basis. This is about learning what is good for your mental health and what isn’t. This is also about making adjustments to your lifestyle and your mindset to ensure that you have the best chances at a healthy life going forward. This is a slow process but it has worked for me so why wouldn’t it work for you?
It has personally taken me 4 years to create these changes for myself as I was working this out on my own through reading books and attending personal development seminars. It will take you a lot less time as I can accelerate this process for you.
It is worth reminding you that I am not a medical doctor. I am not qualified to advise you on your medication. I am not a therapist of any kind. But I am a certified life coach and I have 20 years of personal experience with depression. And so what I can do is help you to make changes to your life so that you can overcome depression too.
Therapy and coaching work very well alongside each other and I strongly recommend working on both angles in parallel.
If you are thinking about trying coaching to overcome depression and would like to discuss whether I am the right person to help you, send me a message via my Contact page with your contact details and we can set up a time for a call.