What Is Coaching?

Recovery Coaching helps you have a life outside of treatment and your eating disorder.

Recovery from and eating disorder is difficult work. At times it feels nearly impossible. In fact, studies have shown that only about 50-60% of those who seek treatment are able to maintain recovery over the long-term. However, other research is showing that involvement in a coaching program can significantly increase the odds of maintaining a healthy relationship with food.

Working with a coach at Revision Recovery will help you focus on:

• Maintaining your motivation
• Utilizing skills learned in treatment
• Understanding what leads to urges and triggers
• Managing triggers and urges
• Developing an identity outside of their eating disorder
• Building a life worth living
• Spiritual growth

Is Coaching for Me?
1. Am I motivated for recovery and willing to do what a coach asks me to do?
2. Can I commit to doing homework assignments as assigned by a coach?
3. Am I medically stable?
4. Have I followed the recommendations given by other professionals?

If you can’t answer “yes” to these questions, coaching is likely not a good fit for you.

 

 

Treatment Follow-Up
Recovery coaching is ideal if you have completed treatment in a residential, partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient program. You will work with a coach who has worked in an inpatient setting and who understands your experience.

Working with a Team
Finally, if you are working with a eating disorder therapist, physician or a registered dietitian, your coach is willing to communicate with that team.

In fact, having a coach who focuses on the weekly business of staying in recovery can free you up to focus on underlying issues with your therapist.

Recovery Coaching is not a substitute for the deep emotional work that often needs to happen in therapy or the education that happens with your dietitian but adds tremendous value to a treatment team.