We use various skills and trainings specifically designed to work effectively with young adults and teenagers including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Person Centred Counselling and 12 Step work. Very importantly, we initially focus on gaining strong rapport with them at the earliest convenience. This is essential for productive Stage 1 Recovery Coaching.
We frequently receive requests (usually from parents) for help on behalf of someone (often their child) who simply does not have the any sense of urgency to stop their addictive behaviours yet, often through denial, lack of consequences or they’re simply just starting out on their journey into addiction and enjoying it still, for instance a teenager.Sober Services have a good selection of appropriate team members who are highly trained and proficiently able to perform an Intervention, bringing that person to an emotional place where they’re ready and willing to accept the help we’re offering them, but Stage1 Recovery Coaching has been designed as a pre-curser before this point. Stage1 Recovery Coaching is offered as a first step of engagement between the addict and a strong member of our team. By engaging with them whilst they’re still in active addiction, or even before their addiction becomes too severe or noticeable, the aim is to bring about smaller changes and to prepare them for the larger changes that are inevitably planned to come at a later stage in their development.
We use various skills and trainings specifically designed to work effectively with young adults and teenagers including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Person Centred Counselling and 12 Step work. Very importantly, we initially focus on gaining strong rapport with them at the earliest convenience. This is essential for productive Stage1 Recovery Coaching. Without rapport between the team member and the individual the task is impossible.
Our work permits us to engage one on one, where we introduce the early stages of Recovery Coaching to them at their level of understanding, offering them an initial capacity to grasp healthy principles and boundaries, moving them towards becoming ready to stop for good.
With the connection made and the process under way, we begin to work with the client bringing about whatever achievable goals we have agree upon as a whole family, with an aim of working towards a greater change over time and potential engagement with a deeper level of addiction recovery (e.g. Rehab or Sober Coaching) as their willingness develops.
Stage1 Recovery Coaching works best with young adults and teenagers with a good support network around them, such as family, healthy friends or business partners.It is a great way of engaging someone, especially people under 25, before they may be ready to really engage in their recovery, and could be best considered genuine harm minimisation.
Stage1 Recovery Coaching is a cost effective way of engaging a client with a ‘pre-intervention addiction awareness programme’, and it opens up the path for future possibilities such as full recovery and a life free from addiction.
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Willem is doing great.
You worked intensely with him and brought him home to us after he'd been arrested, back to Phoenix, Az, USA from South Africa two years ago, just in time for Christmas.
He is working full time, driving his car, which he is paying for, and he has a very lovely girl friend. He is thinking of going to university and studying for a business degree.
We want to thank you so much for bringing him home to us and inspiring him to make such radical changes in his life, at such a relatively young age (he was 19)!
We wish you a very Happy New Year!
Mark and Jayne "