A New Beginning: Mia’s Recovery Coaching Experience

Posted: June 20, 2024
Last updated: July 1, 2024
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Mia’s Story on Recovery Coaching

Read about her online journey with Goal Coach

Hello, I’m Mia. I lived with anxiety and depression for years. Life was one long day with no end to the darkness and getting better seemed never going to happen. Recently, with all of the things happening in the world– the pandemic, the never ending negativity of the news, my own struggles with work and a recent heartbreak– everything felt bleak.

One of the symptoms of my diagnosis I’ve always struggled with is insomnia. On one of these sleepless night, I was browsing the net and found NDIS Recovery Coaching. Although hesitant, I was willing to try anything at this point. I was so tired of this way of living! So I said why not, checked my NDIS plan, and gave it a go with Goal Coach’s online services. 

I was matched with a recovery coach named Simone and from our first video call, I felt at ease. Simone was warm, understanding and I thought that she honestly believed in me when I told her about my daily thoughts and struggles. 

“It may seem daunting, but always remember that recovery is a journey, not a destination,” Simone said then, and I remember laughing because that’s such a cliche thing to say to someone depressed.

I wasn’t always the best patient, but I kept to a schedule of when we’d meet up online, like Simone suggested. She told me how to compartmentalize my way of thinking, starting with small goals like setting up a morning routine to make me feel less overwhelmed on the daily. Then we moved on to some mindfulness exercises like the 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique and creating meaningful alone time, like doing meditation as self-care. What worked for me best was her advice to keep a journal and track progress, and it allowed us to work deeper together on emotional regulation. I thought it was groundbreaking how clearer my headspace became and how easier it was to come into each session. 

With Simone’s help I learned to identify my triggers and strengths after a few weeks. After a few months, I started to feel like myself again. I began walking more, cooking, signed up for a part-time course, and caught up with old friends, who all mentioned that I looked much better than before.

Celebrate the small wins,” Simone always says, and I now knew better than to dismiss it. “Big or small, they’re all your progress.”

And progressed I have! Finding NDIS Recovery Coaching online was definitely a game changer. Simone’s coaching got me through the tough times and showed me a way of living that I actually look forward to. Simone, Goal Coach and the NDIS opened doors for me which I never knew were available, and pushed me to put more energy in making my life easier to manage. 

My journey is not always sunshine and butterflies. There were setbacks along the way and sometimes my depression comes in waves, but I feel much more hopeful that I could get to the other side of the crash intact.

I know everyone says it, but it’s true. If you’re struggling too, don’t wait! Take small steps and big things will follow. 


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