The Process

What is the process for one-on-one peer recovery coaching?

i. CONSULTATION: A 30-minute consultation call or Skype chat to assess your case.

ii. ALLIANCE: A 1-hour call, Skype, or face-to-face chat to negotiate an “Alliance” or contract between client and coach in week 1. The Alliance is a guiding document for the peer relationship, timelines for and intended outcomes of coaching; it is not legally binding.

iii. COACHING: 10 weekly coaching sessions designed around your needs and goals from weeks 2-11.

iv. CHECK-INS: Check-ins via text or email, as needed.

v. REVIEW: 2-hour review session, in week 12, ideally face-to-face, in final week of strategic plan to discuss the past 10 weeks and next steps.

NOTE: upon completion of your first three-months you have the option to add on monthly follow-up coaching sessions or ad hoc sessions at your discretion, if needed.

What is the process once you have booked group facilitation?

You may book one session at a time, as a 10-week standard course, or as a custom one designed around the needs of your group.

The standard 10-week course is based on the principles and intended outcomes of Narrative Therapy. And this is the arc the custom course follows predicated on your input, of course:

  • Identifying a dominant narrative
  • Deconstructing this narrative – specifically, by perspective taking – seeing and hearing what other people see or hear in our story that we don’t, can’t, or won’t
  • Externalizing problems
  • Assessing and Intervening on specific problems within this narrative
  • Retaining, Reaffirming, Revising and Re-Orienting Meaning
  • Using Unique Outcomes to Develop Counter Plots
  • Reauthoring or Reconstructing Identity
  • Listening and Experience Gathering
  • Reflecting
  • Developing a Course of Action

What is the process once you have booked a psychoeducation unit, otherwise known as a Lunch & Learn:

These are 1-hour sessions typically booked on a working lunch hour or at some point in the work day. They come in custom and standard varieties. And they can either address managing existing mental illness or maintaining mental health in the workplace, educational institution, or the like.