What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

Coaching is about teaching, listening and giving options. We don’t push our clients, but we do nudge them forward. Offering them other ways to look at an event, comment or their beliefs. We are more directive in our approach than a therapist.

The therapeutic model is one that is more gentle. It gives the clients a longer timeframe for them to come to certain understandings about themselves and their life. Therapists have skills that coaches do not have. Coaches are allowed to guide clients in a way that is now allowed in counseling.

When should I choose a therapist over a coach?

Choose a therapist whenever there is an addiction, mental illness or abuse. Coaches are not taught to help these delicate and debilitating situations. When you need new skills and guidance, that is when you should choose a coach.


What is the difference between an ICF Life Coach and what you do at Transformational Healing?

Transformational Healing teaches skills not taught through the ICF program. We used the four years of training to become a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner as the basis of the life and relationship skills we use and teach. Skills can include healthy boundaries, request versus demand, curiosity, the pause, a healthy “no” and much more.


What happens during the Couples’ sessions?

Unfortunately, most couples wait to get help after there is palpable anger, resentment, and bitterness that has been festering for many years. By then, it is intense work. There is a lot of listening, curious questions being asked, new skills to be learned, and profound questions to consider and answer.


Why do your programs start with a five-month commitment?

Finding more happiness in your life means changing how you currently look at life and relationships. It means changing how you believe and react.

The work is not hard, but it takes commitment and practice. We based “The Quest for Happiness” on a 10-month program entitled: “Happiness is a Verb.” It is broken down into two components. After working with hundreds of clients, we found that those that make a 6-12 month commitment and do the exercises/homework, significantly change their life and enjoy happier and healthier relationships.

In Your Words

“I started with Transformational Healing after my husband of 38 years passed away. Since then, I have worked with Cindy on life transitions: dealing with family, dating, body image, and more. She has helped by giving me tools to deal with the difficult issues that occur in my life and stay in my heart. She gave me a new perspective on my life, my body, and my old habits. I continue to call on Cindy when I find myself stuck. I am ready to move closer toward peace and happiness. I am a happier person having met with Cindy from the start!” - B.O.

I turned to Cindy because I knew I needed someone to help me to navigate through the grief. She immediately grasped my attention and patiently helped me to understand myself, guiding and challenging me at the appropriate times. She had this way of helping me reach down deep inside, where I found things I'd forgotten. She helped me learn about a whole new me. Looking back on those early days I could never have imagined the path I would be on today. It's been an incredible journey. - R.M.
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