Coaching

“If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

iEvolve Recovery Coaching

To empower individuals, families and communities who are struggling with destructive behaviour disorders, substance abuse, chronic illness, social and family breakdown and mental health conditions.  

Recovery coaching is future-focused the coaching relationship is to facilitate change and create solution-based recovery to support everyone in the system taking them to a place of functional wellness.

I deeply value the opportunity to work with families and offer empathy and understanding instead of disapproval.

Meet Charissa

If you’re looking to find passion and purpose and you willing to reinvent yourself after an addiction, a trauma, a crisis or life changing experience iEvolve Recovery Coaching will guide you to a place of wellness where you will discover a space to reach inside and access your inner wisdom.

iEvolve was founded by Charissa Balman a Professional Recovery Coach, Trauma facilitator, athlete, survivor, storyteller and visionary has coached many individuals find their Recovery Capital embarking on a journey of discovery and have a fulfilling future. The practice of Recovery Coaching also encompasses working with people close to individuals experiencing difficulty and moving them forward in life with honesty, open mindedness, willingness, integrity and courage. Charissa has her own recovery experience and offers families invaluable tools to cope in crisis, chaos and conflict.

Charissa works with various models of coaching within the systemic model of detrimental behaviours. She likes to give her clients valuable tools to work and empower themselves with. Creates solution focused recovery and promotes sustainable recovery and wellness. Helps all members within the family structure to heal, come out of isolation and offers a deep compassion and understanding to the challengers they face through substance and behaviour misuse or addiction, social and family breakdown, chronic illness, trauma depression and mental illness.

Charissa is also the co-founder of STORYLAB where we believe that lives are changed through the power of sharing stories. My own experience of sharing my stories has helped me connect with myself in an honest and authentic way, which has ignited connection and transformation with others. My stories are unusual, unique, courageous and filled with strength and hope.

Charissa specializes in trauma she uses a method called TRAUMATIC INCIDENT REDUCTION which is aimed specifically at addressing the painful and persistent effects of past traumatic incidents as well as themes that recur in people’s lives such as: unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes and pains. TIR takes the emotional charge away and assists people move to a place of wellness.

A strong connection with a coach can be an important element of an individual recovery process. We look at behaviour patterns, a recovery capital, goals, resources to support ongoing development and personal growth. Prepares us to engage with and address addictive behaviour, which exists in all of us. Charissa’s clients leave feeling empowered and hopeful and thriving as opposed to surviving. Let’s embark on a journey that takes you from recovery to discovery.

Coaching

 One-on-One

I work with individuals taking them through various models of coaching within the systemic model of detrimental behaviours. I like to give my clients valuable tools to work and empower themselves with. Create solution focused recovery and promote sustainable recovery and wellness.

A strong connection with a coach can be an important element of an individual recovery process. We look at behaviour patterns, values, needs and wants, a recovery capital, goals, resources to support ongoing development and personal growth. I will prepare you to engage with and address addictive behaviour, which exists in all of us. We will get curious about living a fulfilled and purposeful life.

Will look at the family structure to heal us, come out of isolation and offer a deep compassion and understanding to the challengers we face through substance and behaviour misuse or addiction, social and family breakdown, chronic illness, trauma depression and mental illness.

My clients leave feeling empowered and hopeful and thriving as opposed to surviving. 

Let’s embark on a journey that takes you from recovery to discovery.

Family

Coaching

Addiction, chronic illness, trauma depression and mental illness has not been kind to families, secrets, shame, blame and stigma where addiction thrives and families get driven further into isolation. Families are disrupted. The words “co-dependent,” and “enabler” suggest families are part of the addiction problem in the family. Conflict in the family leaves a wake of wreckage and family recovery is needed to rebuild trust over time and for all members within the family to heal and find their own serenity.

We will look at each person’s role within the system and how to recover and implement change through building boundaries in order to create a family structure that best serves future family functioning.  One that shifts patterns that have enabled addiction to patterns that enable health.

I have a team of professionals that I work with to assist with rehabilitation negotiation and facilitation if intervention is needed for the loved ones in addiction.

I have had my own personal experience and offers a space to navigate one’s way through the dark and find the light with implementing solutions.

Support

I highly value the power of weekly support groups as a way to process and come out of isolation, remove stigma and shame and learn from others experiencing the same challengers.

Various topics will be discussed at these support groups.

Lifestyle events will be offered to offer connection and healthier ways to reaching a recovery capital of wellness.

I encourage all my clients to attend unplugged storytelling and attend the Storylab Workshop.
I work with a team of professionals and offer referrals when required.

Trauma

Debriefing

Past traumas retain their emotional charge and continue their adverse effect because they have never been fully examined. Like physical pain, emotional pain actually serves a useful purpose: it tells us that there is something that we need to pay attention to and do something about. 

I am a TIR practitioner and use a method called TRAUMATIC INCIDENT REDUCTION which is aimed specifically at addressing the painful and persistent effects of past traumatic incidents as well as themes that recur in people’s lives such as: unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes and pains. TIR takes the emotional charge away and assists people move to a place of wellness.

I have experienced my own trauma and have found these methods high effective. I look forward to using some of these effective methods with you to heal your pain.

Contact Charissa for an Appointment

The Power of Sharing

My own personal experience of sharing my stories all started after many years of being in recovery and doing process work. It was a formidable but very rewarding experience. I was challenged to take off the mask I had worn for many years and dig deep into my vulnerable self and engage with my thoughts, emotions and encouraged to start engaging with my inner dialogue.

My reality was very different to others around me due to my personal experiences, my life as a youngster was certainly not the norm and my reality on this journey of life forms part of my inner compass that has transpired into my stories.

Holding on to my reality before doing process work lead to wearing many masks that were filled with secrets, shame, betrayal, humiliation and trauma. This eventually manifested in an auto immune disease and lead me to finding the courage to be brave enough to step into the arena and start connecting with my authentic self and embrace my uniqueness.

The process started with my navigator and lead to support groups that formed a part of my recovery, the healing started as I heard others stories that resonated with me and in turn found my voice that has been empowering and liberating in my own personal recovery.