When I'm mentoring I often hear that practitioners are not rebooking clients!
Because they don't value what their doing enough.
When a client books in to see you its because they need support.
They are struggling with something that they can't deal with on their own and their community can't provide them with.
That means you are that person they have chosen to create that space for them to come and unload, to process, to express and to understand what is going on within their body and mind.
In order for your clients to feel supported you need to form a relationship with them.
Relationships are deepened when a persons story is told and heard over and over again. This is the space that trust and support are created in.
When you don't rebook a client right away they can feel that their issue is expected to be resolved in one session.
Even if it is, it is important for them to have a space to come back to in order to process what happened and how!
Take a moment to imagine yourself walking in to a new practitioner, spending time with them and sharing information about yourself and your life which no-one else knows, perhaps going into a theta healing space and then being sent on your way back into 'real life' with a small plan of what to do next.
How often would you turn around to contact that person again?
Now take a moment to imagine yourself walking in to a new practitioner, spending time with them and sharing information about yourself and your life which no-one else knows, perhaps going into a theta healing space, being sent on your way back into 'real life' with a small plan of what to do next and then the practitioner tells you that they will see you again in 2 weeks to see how they are doing and to address anything new that comes up.
Can you feel the importance of the follow up?
I see some of my clients once a month for years. Not to work on anything major but just to support them where they are at in life at that moment. This has been wonderful on my part especially with children! I get to see them grow and develop; their parents know that they have a supportive place to come and chat; they become comfortable with talking about the ups and downs of life/their bodies/minds and they become used to asking for help when they are stuck/confused.
Life is never straightforward and even if you work purely on the physical level, there is always something that needs addressing/tweaking and we all need a safe person to help guide us through.
After all, thats what drew us to become practitioners right?