What is coaching?
Coaching is a professional relationship that helps clients by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities, achieve clarity, move into action, and produce results. Coaches partner with their clients as a resource to give outside and unbiased view. By partnering with a coach who helps us utilize resources, this process helps clients focus on behavior change through increased awareness and choices for desired future results, and improve their outlook and unlock potential.
How can I work with The Kind Matters?
We are currently accepting new clients. All sessions are conducted by your choice of phone or video chat. If you would like to request a new client assessment, please contact us.
How do we start?
The coaching process starts with a 90-minute assessment session. During which we’ll explore your goals, identify your questions and concerns, assess your needs, and discuss the rest of the process. If you decide you would like to continue working together, we’ll create a coaching agreement and schedule your next session. All subsequent sessions will be 50 mins.
How is coaching different than therapy?
While coaching and therapy share some similarities, psychotherapy often focuses on the impact the past has on the present, and healing psychological dysfunction. Coaching focuses on the present and future, and goals to enrich their life. The Kind Matters does not provide actual treatment or any medical services. If it is determined that cannabis coaching clients need the support of therapy, I can make appropriate referrals for all levels of care.
So you're going to sell me cannabis? Or tell me what cannabis to buy it?
Neither The Kind Matters nor any of its employees prescribe, sell, distribute, or produce cannabis. Nor do we receive funds from the sale of other company's products.
Who can benefit from cannabis coaching?
Well anyone really. Cannabis coaching will help you know more about how cannabis could benefit you and which strain might be best. So whether you want to learn about the science of it, the practical uses, how to grow, where to buy it, or even how to sell it, I can help answer our questions.
What age clients do you work with?
The Kind Matters follows the rules. In all US states that have legalized cannabis, you must be over the age of 21 to use and freely renege in coaching with me.
In most states that have legalized cannabis, persons over 18 can get a medical marijuana card. If you are 18+ and have already obtained a medical marijuana card, you will need to submit proof. If you need a referral for a doctor to get a medical marijuana card, we will only coach you to do so prior to obtaining it and providing proof.
In some cases, children with extreme medical conditions can be treated with cannabis with doctor and parental consent. Proof of consent will need to be provided, and in some cases parents may need to be involved in their children’s sessions.
How long does this take?
That's up to you! Everyone is different. Many people come with a particular question or a certain need. Others don’t. So we’ll design a plan that fits your need and we’ll be sure to check in throughout the process to make sure we are using the time wisely!
I’m not in the United States. Can I still work with you?
Yes! We coach people all around the globe. However please keep in mind I may need sometime to research and get back to you about resources in your area.
Do you accept payment plans?
Yes! Most packages and programs have a full pay option or can be broken into session by session payments.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! Please contact us to request a discount.
Can I give coaching as a gift?
Yes! Coaching is an amazing gift!
Where did you train?
The Kind Matters Founder, Laura Geftman said, "I've been training for this my whole life. I was very fortunate to have benefited from the education of a private Quaker school education at Friends’ Central School just outside of Philadelphia. I went on to study advertising and psychology and achieve a Bachelor’s degree at Boston University. After achieving my goals in advertising, I returned to school at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a Masters of Social Service.
Over the course of the 10+ years I’ve worked as a Social Worker, I studied and obtained many training certificates about addiction such as:
•Harvard University’s “Opioid Use and Addiction in America”
•Columbia University’s “The Role of Medication in Substance Use Treatment”
•University of Pennsylvania’s “Sex and Drugs – Helping Youth Be Safe”
After refocusing my interests on the benefits of cannabis, I have studied with following:
•Realm of Caring
•Natural Wellness Academy
Geftman developed a training program to for other hand-picked practitioners to become Cannabis Coaches. If you would like to be a Cannabis Coach, contact us for details!
Do you offer professional development training?
Absolutely! We're happy to answer questions, provide information, present at conferences, lead seminars and workshops.