28781221 - family holding hands close upRecovery can be an incredibly emotional and raw journey. It’s something that requires a lot of understanding and caring. This is why we work so hard to train professional recovery coaches. We believe it is incredibly important to understand that those who are on the path toward recovery require love and kindness. They aren’t looking for any negative energy.

Those two basic tenements of humanity can do wonders for anyone’s mental state. When struggling through any kind of journey, you want support. You want someone there by your side who is looking out for your best interest. If you don’t have love and kindness, you can easily become discouraged and give up on your journey.

With recovery, every single day presents its own challenges. This is why we should always avoid discouraging the people we work with. We want them to feel confidant as they head into their daily struggles. As a society we should want to promote an environment of caring and consideration. We want them to be able to talk to us about their challenges, knowing that we understand what they’re going through, and we support them.

We don’t necessarily mean that love and kindness refers to being okay with everything our clients are doing. But we always need to make them feel supported. We need to let them know that we believe in them and want them to succeed. You can only do this through love, kindness and patience, not discouragement and judgement.

If you are interested in learning how you can become a professional recovery coach and use kindness and love to change lives, check out our course list. And remember to use love, kindness and empathy in all of your relationships to promote understanding and support.