Why Talk Counselling and Coaching Are Not Enough to Motivate & Change Behaviour

What is talk counselling and coaching?

Talk counselling and coaching are often used to work towards personal growth – whether that’s striving for development in one’s professional life, personal relationships, or bringing forth new healthy behaviours in a person’s personal life.

This is not to say that talk counselling and coaching aren’t productive and necessary parts of an overall program. Talk counselling can offer a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where clients can be motivated to achieve the personal growth they strive for.

As for coaching, it encompasses:

  • Prioritizing, looking at options/solutions
  • Goal setting and clarification
  • Creating optimal results
  • Bringing forth new healthy behaviours that lead to greater success in business and your personal life

What is missing from talk counselling and coaching?

Talk counselling and coaching touches on conscious modalities of therapy which encompasses 5 percent of an individual’s beliefs. It does not touch on or transform the 95 percent of the subconscious programming that a person inherits from genetics and from programming developed from environmental influence throughout childhood. Your subconscious programming is like an operating system on a computer. It contains your habits, memories, beliefs, and has control over your body. If you want to change behaviour, specific modalities are required to address this subconscious operating system.

A multifaceted approach to your emotional well-being would include some aspect of talk counselling and coaching, but what else can you bring to the table?

What are the alternatives to talk coaching & counselling?


Our brain is our command centre, but this does not mean it automatically runs in the most efficient manner. We can get stuck in negative loops and patterns. Neurofeedback helps teach the brain to be more flexible and resilient. Moreover, it has been shown to be effective for an extraordinarily broad range of conditions, concerns, and general areas.

Neurofeedback can help with:

  • Focus, memory, concentration, and alertness
  • Stress management
  • Immune issues
  • Hypertension
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Weight issues and eating disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Think of it as brain training!


Hypnotherapy is a method designed to help patients create new reactions, behaviours, thoughts, and feelings. It’s nothing like the “you are getting sleepy” jokes in pop culture, these techniques have decades of research to prove them safe and effective. As with neurofeedback, hypnotherapy is used to treat a very wide range of issues and conditions.

Furthermore, through the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy can decrease anxiety and increase mindfulness. An experienced hypnotherapist will help you reshape your emotional landscape.

We are often doing negative self-hypnosis on ourselves every time we think a negative thought or potential outcome. Why not learn how to transform this into positive self-hypnosis for healthy outcomes! Athletes, business people, and students can use hypnotherapy to set healthy goals and enhance their performance

Where do you begin?

It’s unrealistic to expect yourself to grasp all of the subtle nuances and variations between the different behaviour-changing options. Therefore, if you’re seeking the support and tools to change your behaviour you need a guide to point you in the best direction. At Vital Synergy Mind Fitness Inc., we provide a wide range of interdisciplinary options. For over 39 years we have offered a safe, comfortable, and caring environment to effectively resolve a wide range of issues that are preventing the enjoyment of a full, happy, and successful life.

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