Imagine if you found the secret to bringing in a steady flow of paying clients! You could relax, knowing that your bills are paid. You could spend some precious time planning to invest your surplus funds on yourself, your loved ones or that townhouse to call your own.
If you provide an important service, like alternative therapies, you’re assisting with the positive changes needed in our world. Your good work deserves recognition and compensation. Many therapists have considered leaving this industry as they feel burnt out. They struggle to get clients returning and receive validation for what they do. They have a hard time making ends meet.
As a successful female alternative therapist and founder of Forensic Healing, I am working to break down these barriers, to reinstate value in our profession. If we are to advance this essential work, we need more recognition and greater abundance.
There is some good news; people recognise the value and power that alternative medicine offers. We are changing lives on a new level by helping people reconnect and feel whole again—through healing their fragmented souls.
How Women Struggle…The Stats
It’s a fact that women struggle to earn a living and be financially independent. Many must rely on their partners for financial support, which keeps them trapped in relationships that may not serve them.
The statistics show there are 1,629 male billionaires compared to a mere 197 females in the world (11%). New Hay Group research estimates that the global economy could grow by $12 trillion if women reached their full economic potential.
It was a big risk to quit my safe corporate management job with BP to become an alternative therapist. I had 0% self-worth, and just as much business acumen. That wasn’t a good foundation for my business as I struggled initially to take under $50 for payment from each client.
I now confidently receive $1,500 per session. I take my work seriously and want my clients to experience value. There is a formula to get powerful client results while offering a very professional service, so your clients return and refer your services.
To Have More, Be More
Many people now realise that taking the risk to live their passions beats having a career they don’t enjoy.
Leaving a stable job to being responsible for your income can feel overwhelming at times. When the universe pushes you to make changes, there’s no amount of self-denial that can stop the messages and discomfort urging you to take action. The longer you ignore these messages, the worse it gets.
For me, it’s been a difficult journey, filled with highs and lows, which led me to discover the exact formula to gain more clients and build a successful healing career.
To attract more clients, you need to ‘be’ more. Potential clients need the confidence to choose you as their therapist. Standing out in the crowd will grow your business so you can share your gifts, do what you love and get paid for it.
Heal Yourself First
Emotions, beliefs, knowledge, and energy affect your success. My journey to living independently and achieving success led me to attend big-ticket spiritual and personal development workshops to finding the best mentors worldwide.
Investing in myself has dramatically shifted my beliefs, emotions, and confidence. It’s shown me the way to attract more clients and build a better business. I now have more influence as people take me seriously. I present alternative healing as an invaluable and professional service.
All the knowledge that I have gathered and applied in my own life has allowed me to attract influential clients who then refer their peers. I went from working out of a tiny room in my home to traveling the world, healing others and teaching Forensic Healing which has become an award-winning system.
This journey has been anything but glamorous! I have dug deep into my soul, let go of my fears and risked everything to get to where I am. Some of the processes include the following nine steps.
Success is based on a formula. Check the boxes. Do them one-by-one.
1. Walk Your Talk
Recognise that everything is energy, so addressing your own emotions, fears, blocks, etc., is vital to improving your business. You attract what you project. Just as you attract similar friends and relationships, you also attract clients at your level and below.
For example, if a client needs help in financial matters, you will generally attract a client with equal or less financial security.
As you improve your financial status, you’ll attract wealthier clients. This is because you can’t offer services before you achieve your success in that area.
People seek mentors who have achieved what they desire so they can reveal the formula to achieve the same results; just as a person who wants to lose weight will seek a practitioner who is physically fit and healthy.
Treat everyone with respect and professionalism:
“Specialised Knowledge” Commit to knowing your profession inside and out, so you can offer sound advice and guidance. Develop a high level of competency in what you do. People can sense your level of integrity as the world has become more transparent than ever. People want to feel you have their best interests at heart. Never compromise your integrity, or you will jeopardize your reputation.
“Confidentiality” Keep personal matters and opinions to yourself. Do not break a client’s confidentiality or offer the views of other therapists, unless it’s in a positive light. Keep your conversation focussed on the client.
Professional Image” Use professional photographs for business cards, your website, and social media. Dress professionally, maintain a professional clinic, keep social media posts positive, etc. First impressions are lasting. Don’t underestimate this power as your online image will influence potential clients to seek your services.
3. Define Your Niche
A committed client will look for a practitioner who offers specialised services to solve their problem. Even if you provide many different services, decide what your niche service is and make it known.
Finding your niche will elevate your status to being an expert in your field. This opens the door for the media to find you when they need to interview a specialist.
4. Ask for Feedback
Keep an open dialogue with your clients and ask for feedback on how they’re progressing during and after sessions. A client needs to know you understand their needs, and that you’ll communicate their options.
Take the time to explain procedures to your clients. They’ll feel more comfortable with you if you describe your methods and findings. You would be surprised by how many practitioners fall short in this area, and neglect to keep clients informed.
Women have far greater social awareness and intelligence which is required even more so in alternative therapies where we delve into the body, mind, energy, and spirit.
5. Value the Services You Offer
Clients want to feel you’re passionate about what you do and that you’re confident you can help them. Take time to do some calculations and add up what you have gone through to get to where you are.
For example, add up the cost and time of your studies, all the personal trials, and challenges you have overcome, your commitment to obtaining extra skills, the sacrifices, changes and training you’ve undertaken to become the outstanding therapist you are.
Feel proud of your achievements and charge accordingly!
6. Advance Your Skills
Always look for ways to improve your services. Don’t stay stuck and do something the same way. Your regular clients want to know your methods are the most effective and you offer something different and expansive.
A committed practitioner will look for ways to solve their client’s conditions when other therapies have not worked. When you’re getting great results, you’ll feel proud of what you do. Your self-worth grows knowing you put in 100% effort.
You can’t stay the same and expect a different result.
7. Describe Your Services Well
Ensure you describe your services in relatable terms. Personalise your explanation to the person interested. For example, when someone wants to know what I do, I ask them to identify a problem, then I describe the process I would use to address their problem. This method engages the person as they’re keen to know how I could help their issue personally.
8. Differentiate Yourself
If you don’t invest in yourself, how can you expect your clients to invest in you? Offer your clients more than they expect. Set yourself apart from other therapists.
Tip: Make appointments with other successful therapists and experience their services.
9. Give Free Demonstrations
Present to small groups, local festivals, health expos, events, etc., where you can show your services or offer free demonstrations. Before doing any presentations, practice all possible scenarios and responses to questions you may get asked.
Your audience is made up of potential clients and referrers, so be prepared. When people witness a professional presentation, they will feel comfortable using your services.
Help Each Other
Being an alternative therapist can be an enriching and fulfilling journey, provided you do it right. It’s a female-dominated industry, with many women struggling to navigate their way in the business world, compared to the more experienced businessman. The more committed you are to becoming successful, the easier it is to attract consistent clientele.
Keep your passion and love for what you do, as together we pave the way for others to realise the amazing, life-changing effects that come from the gift of healing.
I would love to hear your success stories in attractive alternative therapy clients or ask me a direct question. Use the comments section below.
Blessings and love,
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