How are we different from a diet support group?
Diet support groups usually track only weight loss and how well you stick to a prescribed diet plan. They may give you cheerleading and encouragement, but they don’t help you to permanent change, just to achieving a narrowly defined goal.
+Offer a sense of belonging, group identity, and accountability
-No expert guidance, too narrow a focus
How are we different from group therapy?
Group therapy has a general goal of overcoming mental health issues. It is directed at sharing challenges with other group members in order to create a sense of not being alone in your struggles.
+Sense of belonging, supports mental health
-physical health not seen as integral, doesn’t help you identify specific goals, doesn’t give you expert, personalized guidance on how to change
How are we different from a personal trainer?
Personal trainers can help you focus on your individual goals to take you from where you are physically to where you want to be.
+Focus on total body strength, not just weight loss, individualized, meet you where you are at
-No mental health training, don’t help you learn how to make this a permanent lifestyle, focused on reaching end goals–what then?
How are we different from a diet plan?
Diet plans focus on weight loss as the primary health indicator. They mostly give you information of what, when, and how much to eat. They may give you tips to help you stick to their plan, but they don’t create a plan just for you. Our plan helps you create an actual lifestyle that you can keep up forever without feeling deprived.
+Plenty of specific, detailed information you can act on immediately
-Focused on narrow, short-term goals, ignore mental health as a component in total health (and sometimes even ignore exercize,) not individualized, don’t start where you are at or help you to make incremental, manageable change, they drop the whole plan on you at once, temporary changes rather than permanent lifestyles, leave you feeling deprived
How are we different from other life coaches?
Unlike many life coaches, Seth has done graduate work in clinical psychology and has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has worked in official positions with addiction recovery, in-home family therapy, domestic violence, suicide prevention, and with troubled youth, gangs, and other traumatized groups. (Feel free to add other work related focuses you have had.) During this time, Seth developed his own tools and methods.
Licenced therapists must conform to the rules and procedures of their licensing boards, who are politically motivated and controlled groups. In order to be free to follow his own methods, which he had found to be unusually successful, Seth struck out on his own and became a life coach. As a life coach, he could follow his conscience and his experience rather than the dictates of a non-innovating governing board.
Over the past 5+ years, he has seen tremendous success with his clients in overcoming trauma, mental health challenges, relationship issues, addictions, and facilitate positive personal development and deal with major life changes. His models, developed in conversation (conjunction?) with his wife Jess ica, of The Five Levels of Consciousness, The Change Wheel, Stages of Change, Role Identity, Spheres of Influence, and others are his own personally developed tools that have helped hundreds of people to understand themselves better and change their lives for the better. His External Experiential Processing Model uses stories–books, movies, and music primarily–to facilitate and integrate change deep into your consciousness where it can become permanent.
Beyond life coaching, Seth offers a whole new way of seeing yourself, of seeing the world, and expert guidance to personalized, permanent change.