FAQ

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Psychotherapy is generally a long-term process where a client works with a healthcare professional to resolve problematic beliefs and behaviors. These sessions typically focus on past traumas and relationships in order to help you work through painful emotions.

In coaching, a client works with a coach to clarify goals, align values, and identify problematic patterns/behaviors in order to create an action plan for success. We don’t ignore the past, as coaches we recognize that we grow through what we go through. Instead of focusing on the past (and the why) like many therapists do, we guide simple techniques to acknowledge the learnings of those past events and focus on the now and the how. New Heights Coaches support your greatness, hold you accountable, and challenge you to become the best version of yourself.

We do not discourage anyone from seeking therapy if they need it, and certain issues that you may want to address through coaching may require a medical or psychological referral.

 

How long is a program?

A Positive Altitude Breakthrough Session is generally between 6-8 hours long, and can be facilitated over two half-day sessions. We then generally schedule one 45-60 minute follow-up session, at no additional cost, to check in on tasks agreed upon in the session, address any questions/experiences, and guide any additional techniques that will help you achieve success.

Our Personal Coaching Program requires a minimum 90 day commitment, with a typical coaching session lasting between 45 to 60 minutes. The optimal frequency of these interactions depends on your needs and availability. Following the initial Positive Altitude Breakthrough Session, most clients begin with sessions once a week and then shift to once or twice a month to continue to work through problem areas and maintain momentum. During the Personal Coaching Program you can schedule additional appointments at no additional charge if you encounter unexpected difficulties, need to talk through a strategy, or need a little extra motivation or encouragement. Following the Personal Coaching Program you can schedule any of our programs or sessions on an as-needed basis at a preferred rate.

An initial Hypnotherapy Session is approximately 90 minutes long, with any subsequent sessions between 45-60 minutes in length. During the initial session we will have an in depth conversation to understand what specific challenges you are currently dealing with, what you feel the blocks are, and what your desired outcome is. Your New Heights Clinical Hypnotherapist will also provide you with a detailed description of how hypnotherapy works and what you should expect to feel and experience while in hypnosis. The time it takes for each client to go into a deep state of relaxation varies on the client’s history of accessing this state. We will spend as much time as needed to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed before we proceed to providing suggestions and tools to reach your desired outcomes.

Please note, the times listed above are approximate as, for all of our programs and sessions, we customize the frequency, duration and content to meet your specific needs.

 

How do we meet?

For most Positive Altitude Breakthrough Sessions and Hypnotherapy Sessions, we will meet in a neutral location (office space, hotel meeting room, etc.) in an effort to lessen distraction and sentiments to a space. For clients outside of Metro Vancouver, some have come to work with one of our team members in Vancouver, or we have also traveled to meet clients in either their home community or at a preferred travel destination.

The Personal Coaching Program is typically conducted over the phone or via video-conferencing, because it allows for greater convenience, efficiency, and confidentiality – allowing you to have the freedom to express yourself in the privacy of your own space. That being said, face-to-face coaching is just as helpful, and can actually be a lot of fun. If you live in the Metro Vancouver area, and you’d like to meet with one of our coaches in person, just let us know. For the initial Positive Altitude Breakthrough Session, we can facilitate this either in person or through video-conferencing, depending on your location and availability.

During our free initial consultation call we will discuss the options and logistics of how/where we will meet.

 

What is Neuro Linguistic Programming?

Neuro Linguistic Programming (commonly referred to as NLP) is the study of subjective experiences and how they affect our behaviors. Neuro refers to your neurology, Linguistic relates to your language, and Programming combines how that neural language functions and produces our results. NLP is a realization that our language/words don’t describe the world we live in but rather determine the world we live in. The process and applications of NLP are a combination of attitude and methodology that leave behind a trail of techniques in the conscious and unconscious mind.

The application of NLP techniques and strategies during a Positive Altitude Breakthrough Session, Coaching Session, or Hypnotherapy Session are a do with, not a do to process. This means that you are always in control and responsible for your change, and that a New Heights Coach is simply there to guide you through processes, provide you with tools, and support you to reach your desired outcomes.

 

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, allowing you to drop beneath the rational part of your mind and address your deeper level programming that can be in conflict with your conscious mind. Hypnosis itself is a focused state of awareness where the body is fully relaxed, but the mind is awake. This state allows the clinical hypnotherapist to help guide you in communicating directly with your unconscious mind. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and a clinical hypnotherapist is there to help you reach a deep relaxed state and provide suggestions to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

During a session you are completely alert and in full control of your mind and body while in the hypnotic state (trance). Though your body is relaxed and comfortable you can still hear, speak, and even walk around. You will never be asked to say or reveal anything you do not want to, nor do anything you do not want to do. Hypnotherapy is a way of giving you more control, not less, and at New Heights Coaching hypnosis is strictly used as a self-healing tool.

Please note, certain issues may require a medical or psychological referral. New Heights Clinical Hypnotherapists are not medical doctors or psychotherapists.

 

I’d love to work with a New Heights Coach. How do I get started?

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