How to Coach Elderly Clients With Anxiety Holistically

Client is anxious, agitated, unable to participate in social activities, disruptive at home and during community outings, physically and verbally aggressive towards others, displays uncontrollable crying spells throughout the week, has irrational fears of being attacked, problems with medication compliance, and expressed feelings of being unsafe at home (despite the presence of caregivers).

Steps

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    Schedule a life coaching session with client and family to complete a comprehensive needs assessment.
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    Speak with treating psychiatrist regarding possible medication adjustments or additions, and other treatment providers.
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    Assess client's needs and determine what is causing the anxiety.
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    Conduct a spiritual assessment to identify the client's spiritual needs pertaining to mental health wellness.
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    Implement relaxation techniques (Meditation, daily exercise, music therapy, prayer, conscious breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, sensory stimulation…music, visualization, soft breeze, etc.) and encourage daily participation in the practice of techniques learned during sessions.
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    Consult with community resources for additional supports and link accordingly.
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    Teach mind-focusing techniques to alleviate negative thoughts patterns and increase joy and happiness.
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    Facilitate routine follow-up coaching sessions with client and family for 12 weeks, then reevaluate.

Tips

  • Holistic Life Coaching is goal-oriented (achieved within a specific time-frame) solution-focused (uproots and resolves the problem) and guided by intuition (serves mind, body, and soul).
  • Holistic Life Coaching does not employ therapeutic interventions, but does apply strategic interventions to resolve your issues.
  • Holistic Life Coaching is a highly spiritual personalized approach designed to connect and evoke spiritual inspirations, release negative energy, and expand personal growth & development.

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Categories: Stress Anxiety and Crisis Management