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What Is A Spiritual Coach?


As you build your coaching practice, an important early step is defining your coaching niche. One coaching niche to consider is a spiritual coach. So what does a spiritual coach do? Today we’re breaking down what it means to coach someone spiritually and why you might want to consider it as your coaching specialty.

If this is a niche you’re interested in exploring for yourself or possibly hiring one, this post is for you!

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What is a Spiritual Coach?

A spiritual coach helps clients better understand and appreciate themselves while finding purpose in this world. This type of coach can help them change the direction of their lives by building self-love, self-confidence and self-compassion and reframing situations into a more productive and positive outlook.

Techniques a Spiritual Coach Uses

While all trained coaches seek to dig deep beyond the surface issue to uncover the underlying problem, this is where spiritual coaches thrive. A spiritual coach works to understand how a client views situations and evaluates what may need to shift.

These 7 universal laws are great tools that a coach may use to help clients understand the world around them. Arguably the most popular of these is the Law of Attraction. This well-known concept outlines that you attract what you put out into the world. If you are a fun, care-free individual, you are likely to attract others that are the same way. On the flip side, this individual would not be likely to attract structured and more goal-oriented people.

Another tool these coaches may use is helping the client to identify limiting beliefs that may be holding them back. After identifying these roadblocks, the next step would be helping clients rid themselves of these beliefs by shifting the narrative to a new point of view. For example, if a client comes in saying that they are terrible with money, the coach may first bring awareness to this perception and then help the client see that money is a positive resource that can be harnessed through budgeting and increasing income to be better with money in the future.

Lastly, practicing gratitude is useful in all coaching, and really to everyone, but is frequently used by spiritual coaches to help clients build awareness of the good in their lives and build compassion for themselves and others.

Problems a Spiritual Coach Solves

There are four main problems a spiritual coach can help their clients with:

Find connection with a divine power

Feeling like we are a part of something bigger leads to a belief that everything will work out in due time. This belief leads people to live their life unapologetically and appreciate where they are that much more. That’s why a spiritual coach may help a client connect with this feeling that they are a part of something bigger.

Discover your true calling

Finding your purpose and having more meaning in your life leads to higher life satisfaction. Coaches should help their client uncover their purpose and help them determine how they want this to show up in their life.

Changing your perception to have a better outlook on life

Mindset shifts can dramatically change the quality of one’s life and how they perceive their day to day. That is why this is an important problem spiritual coaches can solve for their clients. Knowing how to help someone change their point of view will be crucial to a successful outcome in this area.

Consciously crafting your life

As they say, “where focus goes, energy flows”, and that is why consciously crafting the life you want is so important. This is where a coach will help clients gain clarity on the life they want to live and hold them accountable to moving on that path.

Pitfalls to Avoid as a Spiritual Coach

A common misconception about spiritual coaches is that they should be doing shadow work and diving deep into the subconscious to uncover issues from the past that could be affecting a client. Be careful here not to bridge the gap into therapy. There is a clear line between coaching and therapy and as certified coaches who hold ourselves to a code of ethics, such as the one outlined by the ICF, it’s important not to cross this line.

Interested in Working with a Spiritual Coach?

If you have interest in working with a spiritual coach to improve your life path, check out our available coaches in our directory.

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