Vibrant Living Coaching

Journeys Counseling Ministry

Vibrant Living Coaching

Maximize your God-given potential and recognize the talents and passions God has placed in your heart by engaging with a Vibrant Living Coach. You will gain an understanding of the vast resources God has made available to you when you intentionally direct the focus of your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Through collaboration with a VLC coach, you will identify obstacles to this process and form new patterns and habits that can lead to a more fulfilled and vibrant life.

Our Philosophy

Vibrant Living Coaching (VLC) is a growth process grounded in Christian principles, contributing to a more abundant life (John 10:10b) for individuals, families, leaders, and ministries. VLC integrates wisdom from Scripture, science, and research from psychology and systems theory to enable clients to thrive in a world of chaos. VLC’s coaches work alongside clients to encourage behavior aligned with Scriptural values, leading to God-designed Vibrant Living.

Coaching vs Therapy

The International Federation of Coaching (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” It is important to understand that coaching is not psychotherapy nor is it a substitute for therapy. It can be useful to consider the differences between the two before engaging in a coaching agreement to determine which service would best meet your needs:

Coaching:

  • Less formal; collaborative partnership
  • Future-focused and proactive
  • Focus on growing: setting goals and attaining dreams, getting “unstuck,” managing the process of positive change
  • May not diagnose or treat mental illness or disorder
  • Not regulated by any government agency
  • No license or certification required
  • Information shared is considered private

Psychotherapy:

  • More formal; “expert-patient” relationship
  • Often past-focused and reactive
  • Focus on healing: overcoming problems, resolving issues causing past or current emotional pain or impaired functioning
  • Includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness or disorder
  • Regulated by state and local government agencies
  • License and/or certification required to practice
  • Information shared is confidential and legally protected

If you have further questions about the difference between coaching and therapy please discuss these with a VLC life coach. If it seems that psychotherapy would benefit you at this time, or at any time during our work together, we are happy to provide you with a list of possible referrals.

Vibrant Living Coaching Agreement

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