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8 Signs Your Coach (or Therapist) is Boosting Their Ego Instead of Helping You

Updated: Feb 15

Learn how to recognize the signs of dysfunctional coaching and therapeutic relationships and protect your mental health from unethical behaviors.

"I was unexpectedly physically attacked (grabbed by the throat and choked for a few seconds) by a facilitator of a self-development group (encounter group) in front of ~20 other people. For him, this was not the first time he was physically violent in his groups."


Unless you've lived in a cave for the last few years, you must have noticed the cultural trend of self-development.

In recent years, both Psychotherapy and Coaching markets are in explosive growth. And that's both good and bad.

The good thing about it is, that people are leaving behind the stigma that getting help on mental health is a sign of inferiority. Instead, traumas are healed, intergenerational patterns are broken, and human lives are improved.

As a result, people are getting happier and healthier.