Coaching for change 

Coaching is based on the idea that human beings are capable of change, and that when we want to change, the key resource is within us. A coach does not change us. A coach helps us work out what change we want, and how to make change in our lives that will last.

Comas, the social innovation organisation that developed Serenity Café, has pioneered this Recovery Coaching learning programme for people in recovery and those who work with people in recovery.

Certificate in Self Coaching 

(SCQF Level 6 - Equivalent to SVQ2)

This course is about self awareness and self management in recovery. 

This course includes:
  • Introduction to recovery capital
  • Self assessment of recovery capital
  • Awareness of learning styles and their influence on our self management
  • Stages of change
  • Recovery journeys
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Active listening

Recovery coaching was birthed to provide experience-based support for individuals and families across the stages of      long-term recovery – spanning pre-recovery priming, recovery initiation and stabilisation, recovery maintenance, and enhanced quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery.  No other existing helping role offers that type and span of support.” 

Bill White, July 2012


Certificate in Recovery Coaching 

(SCQF Level 7 - Equivalent to SVQ3)

This course is for people who have passed the Certificate in Self Coaching and feel ready to coach others.

This course includes:
  • Ethics of coaching
  • Confidentiality and data protection
  • Advanced active listening
  • Powerful questions
  • Coaching tools: recovery capital framework
  • Helping others understand their learning styles and emotional intelligence

The course requires:
  • Active learning and peer feedback
  • Practice coaching outwith the course sessions
  • A portfolio logging your practice coaching and personal coach development activities

Here are some of the tools and models used in both courses. (Click to zoom in) 

Working with people in recovery and want to deliver these certificates?

We are happy to work with you to train trainers and deliver the courses to accredited certificate level. 
Download this guide to preparing for in-house delivery, to find out more.
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