Can someone with schizophrenia be a life coach?

Postby bogdanm » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:39 am

Hello,

I have a question. I like personal development a lot. And life coaching is a highly paid skill. I can`t get a lot of jobs due to my mental illness, and I also have a heart problem, so I can`t do physical work. So my question is, can I become a life coach? Go to a course, get certified, and then practice. Or because my life is not so great and I still live with my parents, and I can`t find a job that fulfills me, is that a big impediment to becoming a life coach.

Please let me know your thoughts
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:55 pm

So long as you manage your neurological differences in order to be able to live at peace with yourself, then you have something to offer. However, personally speaking, I find many people with autistic conditions are only employable in a supportive structure. I am able to control and "manage" symptoms but I can't somehow turn abnormality in normality. For me the best solution is to list the downside characteristics of a condition, but also the advantages. Example, I'm an excellent linguist but would make a poor interpreter. Then again, I would make a good translator or proof reader. That's because I process information slowly. Yet, direct communication for me is weaker.
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Postby RMont25 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:54 am

Of course, yes you can! People with a history of mental illness can become therapists. However, you must be able to demonstrate that your mental illness will not adversely impact your ability to treat your clients.
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