The profession of holistic therapist is one of the fastest growing in the world. The reason for this is that more and more people seek to take care of themselves from an integral view of the human being.
After you have overcome personal barriers and difficulties, toxic patterns of thinking and behavior, it is possible that you have connected with your life purpose as a therapist!
Let’s talk a little bit about how to bring this dream closer to reality.
In general, a holistic therapist knows and applies one or more techniques called alternative medicine or complementary therapies.
First, you must qualify through a training course (which does not require prior approval for recognition) in your preferred area of practice. Remember: the more you qualify, the greater the scope of your interventions.
Below are some of the techniques you can specialize in:
- Tai Chi Chuan
- Regression Therapy
- among several others.
Second, display your qualifications, they are not meant to be in the closet! The more you make your qualifications available, the more the customer can verify that you are really an expert at what you do.
National and international certifications expand your networking and open doors in the job market. Pay attention to your connections and think about the purpose of maintaining each one. You can take advantage of the resources that AHDE can provide you in this regard.
Search for references in the area. Experienced and reliable mentors who can help you avoid unnecessary mistakes and optimize your performance as a beginner. Listening to the tips and advice of those who have more time and background can be an opportunity to learn what is not in books, courses and training.
As it is a self-regulated profession, its ethics must be based on its conduct and values. Being the first to set an example and being in line with your purpose can help maintain a professional and ethical posture, in addition to always respecting the client’s consent.
In addition to seeking an ethical stance, do not forget to always establish a therapeutic contract with the person attended, stating how you perform your procedures, what is the price of your intervention and what your commitment and cancellation policies are, as well as how the payment must be made.
You are your brand. So stop to think: how do people access you? How is your information on search websites and social networks?
In today’s connected world, you need to be up to date and expand your example so that others have access to the transformation you can do in them.
Believe in your potential. Free yourself from the fear and doubt that keeps you from achieving success.
Show that you trust what you do and other people will see it too, after all, a positive attitude towards life is what leverages the motivation for the therapist’s practice.
It is essential that you are patient, listen carefully, empathize with your client and respect them, so you can donate yourself and serve them in the best possible way.
And who can you treat after you start your practice?
Well, the world is full of demands and who doesn’t need therapy, right?
Depression, anxiety, physical and emotional stress, fatigue, body aches, insomnia, anxiety, phobias, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence and insecurity are some of the most sought topics in therapy.
It is important to remember not to use terminology such as “patient”, which can induce illness in the client.
What about you, did you like the tips for becoming a holistic therapist?