05-31-2017 06:38 PM
We're the ReachOut Parents coaching team from the Benevolent Society - we're often referred to as TBS. You can find out more about us at http://benevolent.org.au/
We've combined strengths to create online coaching for parents; using ReachOut.Com’s expertise in online mental health services, and TBS’s over 200 years experience supporting families to live their best lives!
We're here tonight to answer any questions you have :-) It's nice to be here @taokat
05-31-2017 06:43 PM
05-31-2017 06:43 PM
05-31-2017 06:47 PM
Great question – because coaching is DIFFERENT to therapy, counselling, mentoring or advising.
When people think of coaching they often think of sports coaches and think performance, which isn’t quite the same as what we do here.
A coach is not a counsellor – we don’t focus on the problem or your performance, we believe you are the expert of your family. Our job is to help you identify your family strengths, find solutions that work for your family, and the way forward.
A good way to explain it is – imagine you want to get fit, but you have a knee injury. You meet with a personal trainer for help. The trainer wants to know about your knee, but it won’t be the focus. Together you work out how you can get fit, using the strengths that you do have. The focus is not on how you injured your knee and how you can fix it – that’s a different conversation, because your goal is to get fit.
Coaching believes that parents and carers are the experts in their family, and have the strengths and answers they need to support their teen … the skill of the coach is to bring out the best solutions from them, for their family.
So, coaching is about action and solving problems and your coach will always be focusing on the way forward.
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We are an Australian service and think you’d benefit more from looking up a similar service in your country.
You are welcome to look around the forums, but please don’t make an account or post, as we can’t offer you the help you may need.
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