Learn to be Comfortable in your own skin with an Abstinent Lifestyle. No groups required.
Prerequisite: HabitRehab “Kick-Start” Session
Abstinence Coaching consists of a series of secular, private coaching sessions, with the goal of attaining and maintaining your abstinence from one or several substances – such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines.
Abstinence Coaching also helps “habit addictions” such as gambling, spending, eating, Internet, pornography and sexual excesses. You will meet with Dr. Kern by phone or in person (Los Angeles) on a regular or as needed basis, without disrupting the normal flow of your life.
Acquire new skills, tools, motivation and confidence to abstain and not feel ambivalent about your decision. Dr. Kern’s Abstinence Coaching is the strongest, evidence-based treatment in use today and is based on “Stages of Change,” a step-by-step process that human beings must go through in order to make lasting changes in their lives.
Over three decades of coaching clients, Dr. Kern has proven that you can attain and maintain your abstinence by learning practical, new skills and insights that build self-reliance and help you cope with the feelings and behaviors that once triggered your destructive habits.
Abstinence isn’t simply about quitting your substance
When people “white knuckle” their abstinence, relapse is always just around the corner. Successful abstinence is about tweaking and making changes to the different aspects of your life that have always fed the addiction, thereby creating a new and positive environment that encourages and nurtures your new abstinence.
Just as an athletic coach cheers you on and points out ways to improve your game, Dr. Kern will help you manage the special challenges of abstinence with new insights, understanding and skills. In this encouraging atmosphere, you will begin to believe in yourself again, rebuild your self-esteem, and create a life that will make you and your family proud.
What happens if you relapse?
Other traditional treatment programs and individual therapists will kick you out of treatment if you relapse. Dr. Kern won’t kick you out. He will remind you that it’s no time to withdraw and feel ashamed. Time and time again, Dr. Kern has seen that the greatest growth can come after a relapse episode. It’s not a time to throw in the towel, but a time to dig deeper into understanding your addiction with your coach, Dr. Kern, at your side.
Dr. Kern will show you how your successes in other areas of your life — business, education, sports, creative endeavors — can be a great foundation for success in the troublesome area of excessive behaviours.
Is Abstinence Coaching the right choice for you? Find out when you schedule a private and confidential HabitRehab ”Kick-Start” Session with Dr. Kern.