According to a growing body of research on happiness and life satisfaction, there is new emphasis on the enhancement of quality of life as being a major goal for therapy and coaching. Furthermore, according to the research in the areas of Subjective-Well-Being (SWB) and Positive Psychology (PP), the inner experience of increasing satisfaction and contentment foster a sense of confidence and self-esteem, enhance optimism, increase physical and mental well-being. Furthermore, it greatly influences and increases self-efficacy, enhances relational competence and sociability, boosts positive life-energy, creativity and motivation, emotional competence and resilience, as well as enhances effective coping skills, ultimately culminating in greater satisfaction in personal, relational, spiritual, and professional life.
As a certified life-coach, a humanistically-oriented clinical psychologist, and an educator, I recognize that in order for clients to maintain forward movement, prevent relapse and grow, it is necessary to not only provide support with problems in daily living, but to assist them in designing and living a life of optimal satisfaction, contentment, and happiness.
Fostering better quality of life, which is a central goal of all therapy and Life Satisfaction Coaching, will help clients develop resilience to better deal with the challenges of life, and ultimately promote an overall sense of satisfaction and contentment. I strongly adhere to Positive Psychology principles and practice, which emphasize human happiness, life-satisfaction and contentment, and the fulfillment of valued goals in significant areas of life.
Evidence of the value of Life Satisfaction & Quality of Life Coaching comes from my life’s work with people struggling with addiction and recovery and seeking relief from problems of living. In my work both as a coach and a psychologist, I have repeatedly realized that a significant component of a clients’ experience of well being and a successful recovery process involved not dealing solely with the miseries of life and/or addiction. The experience of satisfaction and well-being, which helped clients stay sober, was the result of fostering emotional competence, positivism, building on their strengths and personal resources, and developing contentment in subjective valued areas of their life. These became central and crucial conditions for relapse-prevention and for the overall resilience of the recovery process.
Life Satisfaction & Quality of Life Coaching assists and empowers people to identify, construct and achieve valued life goals. Building on both existing and recognized strengths, personal skills and resources, as well as developing new life skills, will ultimately help people narrow the gap between what they want and what they have, and by that, gain an increased sense of mastery and control over their lives as well as boost their overall life satisfaction and quality of life.