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Addiction Recovery Coaching

Addiction Recovery Coaching is an approach that supports and empowers individuals within their personal and professional systems to create self-directed, sustainable outcomes based on improved connection and understanding. It is a client-centred, forward-focused intervention to support growth, development, and transformation in focused areas of your life.

It is a powerful tool in working with addiction, substance use, behavioural, and mental health disorders because it pays attention to how the individual operates within their various personal and professional systems. This method supports the individual in creating strong recovery resources within the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual areas within the environment, to deepen and anchor addiction recovery.


How does coaching support recovery?

It creates opportunities in your personal and professional lives for sustainable change by helping us to (re)connect with our needs, wants and values.

It is about working with you as the individual within the context of your various situations and relationships, so that you can focus on creating realistic plans and goals.

It builds stronger interpersonal connections with self and others to create relationships that are focused on empowerment, respect, and understanding.


My specialty as a coach is working within the addiction, recovery, and wellness niche to support individuals and families challenged with addiction, substance use, behavioural, and mental health disorders. There are many people that are also challenged with impulsive, excessive habits and avoidant behaviour.

Recovery Coaching assists in creating a lifestyle that is sustainable and meaningful by considering your needs, wants, values and aspirations, and is made up of emotional, social, physical, spiritual, and mental resources. It is about reconnecting, rebuilding, and recovering what you have lost.

What is Addiction Recovery Coaching About?

  • Overcoming and effectively managing addiction, substance use, behavioural, and mental health disorders.

  • Rebuilding recovery capital in the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual areas of your life.

  • Developing a personalised recovery plan in line with your unique goals, dreams, and aspirations.

  • Setting achievable, long-term goals and developing short-term action plans to achieve them within predetermined time frames.

  • Identifying harmful triggers that could result in lapse or relapse and learning to deal with these issues in daily life with the use of forward-focused and solutions-driven tools and techniques.

  • Learning about the physiological and neurological elements of substance and behavioural abuse disorders, and what the major causes of addiction.

  • Understanding and challenging faulty, habitual thought patterns and behaviours, and replacing them with improved ways of dealing with potentially difficult situations.

  • Establishing realistic, personal boundaries to build strong, interdependent relationships in your personal and professional life.

  • Finding the answers to your personal truth and living an empowered, authentic life.

  • Working in a collaborative, accountable relationship with a coach to achieve a more balanced, holistic approach to long-term wellness.

  • Creating a safe space to explore possibilities and the availability of personal and community resources to aid sustained recovery.

What is Addiction Recovery Coaching NOT About?

  • TREATING ADDICTION...recovery coaching operates within the wellness paradigm and is not addiction treatment. It supports the work of addiction treatment and helps clients build sustainable recovery and wellness.

  • OVEREXPLORING THE's about moving forward in a solutions'-driven, goal-orientated way. Of course, understanding and resolving some of the challenging experiences and unresolved trauma may be part of the recovery process.

  • BEING GIVEN have all the answers you need inside yourself. Coaching is an autonomous intervention where you are encouraged to take responsibility for your process to become a well person.

  • BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT...the long-term goals you choose and short-term plans you make will be your own. You are supported in being able to take ownership of your process so that you can develop a manageable, sustainable recovery plan.

  • HOLDING ONTO GUILT AND SHAME, AND UNHEALTHY EMOTIONAL's about understanding the past, embracing forgiveness, and learning to live in the present. It is about becoming familiar with your emotional states and using this information to create emotional wellbeing.

What can Recovery Coaching do for you?

Creating authentic change through courageous conversations

  • Empower you to overcome addiction and behavioural disorders.

  • Support you in effectively managing addiction and mental health disorders.

  • Help you develop resources to support you in your addiction recovery and wellness process.

  • Support you in creating a recovery plan that works for you.

  • Teach you tools, techniques, practices, and coping mechanisms to create a sustainable recovery.

  • Develop new behaviour that supports growth in all areas of your life.

  • Build a meaningful, purposeful life that is fulfilling and purposeful.

  • Help you find ways to have fun and be well.


Addiction Recovery and Wellness Coaching focuses on helping you identify and develop your internal and external recovery resources, which are supportive of you overcoming addiction and managing your wellbeing.  By developing resilience, resources, and strong habitualised behaviours, you can create a life of authentic meaning and purpose. With multiple pathways to recovery, coaching is an approach that ensures you can develop a plan that fits your lifestyle, needs, wants, values, preferences, and resources.

Internally motivated recovery is a profound experience as you reconnect with yourself and your essence. Coaching simply creates the space for you discover the answers and solutions which are already inside you.

Addiction Recovery Coaching provides personalised support and guidance to individuals who are committed to overcoming their addictions, creating healthy behaviours, and living a meaningful life in recovery. It helps individuals gain clarity and focus in their recovery journey, and offers invaluable support and encouragement along the way.

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Benefits of recovery coaching

  • An increase in self-awareness through mindfulness practices.

  • Improved choices and decision-making through the use of neuroscience tools.

  • Reconnection with personal and professional needs, wants, and values.

  • Developing the practical tools and skills needed for sustained recovery

  • A deeper understanding and connection to your internal recovery "why".

  • Accountability around implementing recovery plans and goals.

  • Understanding and implementing spiritual principles into daily living.

  • Emotional- and mental support from a professional coach.

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Tools and practices that support ongoing, sustainable recovery:

  • Creating healthy boundaries

  • Overcoming guilt and shame

  • Developing a growth mindset

  • Developing self-worth and -worthiness

  • Acquiring and using mindfulness practices

  • Deepening emotional agility and -intelligence

  • Understanding and overcoming triggers, urges, and cravings

  • Developing effective communication- and conflict-management skills

  • Understanding and managing mental health and behavioural disorders

  • Overcoming people-pleasing, codependence and unhealthy attachment styles


Tools, practices and modalities

Addiction Recovery Coaching makes use of various disciplines to create sustainable recovery

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Cognitive Theories of Motivation

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology

  • Mental Health Coaching

  • Mindfulness

  • Neuroscience

  • Organisational Psychology

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychiatry

  • Self-Help and Mutual-Aid Groups

  • Social Psychology

  • Social Work

  • Systemic Coaching

  • Spiritual Practices

  • Transformational Coaching

Addiction Recovery Outpatient Programme

The Recovery Wellness Outpatient Programme has been developed to overcome and manage addiction, substance use, behavioural, and mental health disorders and support sustainable wellness. The programme has been designed using a recovery coaching, peer support and adult education approach. The initial programme is a three- to six-week group intervention, supported by six individual recovery coaching sessions.
On completing the initial sessions, you have access to the group process for a total of 12 months.
The recovery wellness outpatient programme in Johannesburg is a strong source of recovery in a professionally held space.

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How can the outpatient
programme support you?

Connect! Recover! Be Well!

You will be introduced to practical tools and techniques for setting long-term goals and developing short-term strategies within the areas of:​

  • Substance use and addictive behaviour disorder management.

  • Relapse Prevention.

  • Spiritual principles and personal values.

  • The body, brain, and mind.

  • Growth and community.

  • Physical, emotional, and mental health and wellness.

  • Strong relationships.

  • Personal development and self-empowerment.

  • Effective communication.

  • Emotional intelligence.

  • Healthy boundaries.

  • Mindfulness in recovery.

  • Self-love and -care.

What is included in the programme?
  • Group coaching, adult education and peer support.

  • Weekday Groups:

    • Monday - Thursday | 4:00 - 6:00pm​

    • Friday | 3:00 - 4:30pm

  • Six individual recovery coaching sessions.

  • WhatsApp support.

  • Weekly family support group.

  • Printable outpatient manual.

  • Online learning platform.

  • Strong emotional, social, and mental support.

  • 12 months of access to the group programme.


Why join an outpatient programme?

  • The programme is designed to help individuals struggling with addiction on their journey of recovery and wellness.

  • Adult education environment.

  • Powerful peer support and connection.

  • Professionally supported coaching space.

  • Flexibility to manage work and family commitments while receiving treatment.

  • A safe and supportive environment to work through issues and challenges.

  • The opportunity to practice relapse prevention strategies.

  • Provides the emotional support and accountability needed to stay on track with their recovery goals.

  • A chance to build on strengths and gain the tools and skills needed to sustain long-term recovery.

  • An experiential space to process challenging emotions and situations to support your wellbeing.

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