It wasn't an accident was it?
It's been calling you for a long time,
It just "felt right".... "like you needed to do this"..
And then you did.
You studied, you gained all of your knowledge.
And if you're like most practitioners I know,
you now get these bouts of self doubt..
"Who Am I To Advise People?!"
Every one of us goes through these times.
I still get bouts after many years of a full time practice!
Each one of us has been called to bring our gifts forward.
It hasn't been easy -
we've had to delve deep into the shadows and into the books
over and over again.
And you're still here..
Because you have a gift.
I'm not saying this in a way to hold you on a pedestal.
It is a mere fact.
You are here to serve our community with your gift.
When you look at your gift with the perspective of I have and you don't, it will create a separation. And any separation between me and the world will trigger that old fight/flight! It will cause you to zig zag all over the place, get really tired or anxious.
The fact is,
every one has a gift.
This one happens to be yours.
Is it time to honour it?
Show up for it each day?
Practice it, hone it?
Don't run away from it?
It's as simple as cooking for the people with the gift of cooking.
As painting for the people with the gift of painting.
As gardening for the people with the gift of gardening.
The list goes on.
Your gift is no different.
Of no better or less service to the world.
Take that gift, accept it and bring it out into the world.
It's so ok for that gift to not be perfect, for you to not be perfect,
but each day, turn up and respect that gift that you were just born with.
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?