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Instead of waiting for the person you care about to be motivated to get the help they need…

I can’t tell you how many times I have had a wife/mother/father/bishop contact me in powerless desperation because they have a loved one who needs help, but is too embarrassed/afraid/proud to ask it. I have found some ways in the past to help in these situations, but it has been insufficient. Too many of our loved ones who have not been able to live up to their own expectations are falling through the cracks. I have been pondering for years on how to bridge this gap…and I think I have finally found it. And as usually, “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.”
Instead of waiting for the person you care about to be motivated to get the help they need, be proactive and sign them up for “Text Coaching”. “Text Coaching” is so simple and powerful, I am almost embarrassed that it took me this long to find a way to make it work. As you know, individuals with addictions and compulsive behaviors can succeed for a period of time, but then they lose momentum and “fall off the wagon”. “T-Coaching” takes advantage of modern social media technology (texting) and allows me to send several texts each day to an unlimited number of clients. In these texts the client is asked carefully crafted questions designed to train their brains to overcome addictive and/or compulsive behaviors. The client is encouraged to answer every text. These answers go directly to me, a Masters Degree level Licensed Professional Counselor. I assess the answers to see if the state of mind of the client is strong enough for them to “win their battles” until they get their next text. I provide short interventions via text as needed. By winning for shorter periods of time the client gains the momentum needed to help them succeed for a life time. Also, this works for all addictions and compulsive behaviors!
Why “T-Coaching” is working:
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• Increased frequency of coaching and accountability. Many who fight addictions and compulsive behaviors can’t last a full week, but they can’t afford more than weekly treatment..
• Costs less- Most quality addiction treatment programs are at least $45 per week. T-Coaching is only $15 per week. (Free for clients who regularly come in for individual sessions. Only $5 per week for those already enrolled in Sons of Helaman.)
• Anonymity – many individuals do not reach out for help due to humiliation. T-Coaching allows anonymity (other than account info.)
• Proactive for loved ones – don’t have to wait for the one in need to pursue it. Parent/Spouse/Church leader can sign the client up directly.
If you have more questions about this program, text “?” to 801-635-6474.
If you want to enroll yourself, text “Sign me up” to 801-635-6474.
If you have a loved one you want to enroll, text “I have a friend” to 801-635-6474. You can call if you are not good at texting. You can always reply to this email if that is easier for you too.
I really hope this helps. It has been the missing piece for several of my clients.
Maurice W. Harker, LPC Director of Sons of Helaman

One Response so far.

  1. hope says:

    My husband has been answering these texts…almost 100% of them for 22 days and it has helped him SO much! I'm a beleiver in text coaching. Thanks, Maurice, for making this available!!!!

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