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Best practices for your Reiki Business

23 Sep

8 Unique Networking Opportunities for Reiki Professionals

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Here are some fun and unique ideas for networking in community. Before you reach out to other businesses in your community to network with, have a marketing and education plan in place to describe your services.

Reiki as we all know is a very nurturing energy therapy. There are so many instances where a Reiki session would support traditional allopathic medicine. If you have any of the following in your area, put together your information packet and get in touch with the Integrative Therapy Service Organizer, head of HR or head of Education: Cancer Center, Hospice Care, VA Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Emergency Animal Hospital and other Care centers where patients are undergoing intense therapies.

Use your nurturing Reiki services to enhance the quality of life and aide in the communication between family members of those who are in hospice or who may be unable to communicate themselves through traditional means such as total care and non-verbal patients. You can network in your area with services that refer treatment options to developmentally disadvantaged individuals or reach out to day centers or housing centers. This can be extremely rewarding and nurturing for families and your client, giving them a voice they may have never had. Translating end of life needs can bring great comfort to families that want the best for their loved ones during transitions.

Animals love Reiki and reaching out to shelters, veterinarians and dog trainers can provide a unique and rewarding client base. You may have to volunteer your time initially but the more you educate the public and the more successes they see, the more people will want to bring you their own pets. Animals suffer trauma just like we do and would love for someone to be their advocate for nurturing therapies.

There are many scary events in a persons life that could use a nurturing healing therapy like Reiki.  Children who are victims of abuse or violence and are put in foster care away from their families would benefit from the nurturing aspects of Reiki. Families in shelters would love to feel supported. People who are in the hospital for surgical procedures or treatments, even dental ones, can be anxious. Women who are in shelters to change their way of life would benefit from a nurturing session. New mothers to be in hospitals or women undergoing mammograms experience high levels of anxiety. Many of these again might require you to volunteer initially but you could take that opportunities to learn about grants or other sources of funding for your services as well as educate the public about the benefits of Reiki.  Think about working with other Reiki professionals in your area to provide a  ‘Nurture Me’ day for women at a shelter or another such event.

Think of all the service providers in your area that talk to people all day long and offer them a free Reiki session. Hair dressers, nail technicians, cosmetic counter sales staff, and spas are some services that come to mind. Offer a free session, talk to them about Reiki and see if they would be willing to let you leave your marketing information at their place of business to hand out to clients. During holiday’s offer them special discounts for their friends and clients for them to hand out or give as gifts.

Offer free sessions to your friends and discounted sessions to their families. When someone comes to you for a lovely, nurturing session they are going to think of all those people in their lives that would benefit, make it very easy for them to tell their friends and families by supporting their decision to tell them about Reiki. By providing them with straight forward information about Reiki and offering a discount they can feel comfortable supporting your business and having their friends and family come to see you.

Many sports professionals have anxiety before their games, matches or bouts for instance. Offer free or very discounted pre-game Reiki sessions at sporting events. Having a table or booth set up will provide opportunities to tell people about Reiki and for lots of people to get to know you.  We all know how calming and soothing Reiki can be. Offer to give coaches or trainers a free Reiki session and educate them on all the ways Reiki can support a healthy balance.

Reach out to professional event organizers and offer to have a free Reiki booth at their event.  They may need to fill their spots giving you a discounted price or maybe they would want you to provide your service as a fun free option for their event goers. You can offer them a free session before hand so they can talk about it. This could include holistic and wellness events, animals events, children’s events and so on.

While these are just a few options, let your guides help you, find your niche and don’t be afraid to drop in and say hi.

Reiki can be offered anywhere and in any setting. You only need yourself and the other person or animal. You do not need music. You do not need access to the full body.  You do not even need to touch anyone, you can just be there as a conduit for the light. Remember this simplicity and educate your community about the many benefits of Reiki.  Good luck and have fun!

Many Blessings,

The Reiki Answer Lady

16 Sep

Creating community through networking with other Reiki practitioners

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Creating community through networking with other Reiki practitioners.

We have a wonderful opportunity as Reiki professionals to create a new business model.  One based on community and supporting our clients in finding their true gifted selves. We can do this by treating our Reiki professionals as partners in building a holistic network.  The reason why this can and does work is pretty cool:

We are all energetically unique. So it holds true that our Reiki services are going to be unique. Even if you were to offer the exact same services that you learned from the exact same teachers, you would still have unique services. We all resonate with different people, different energies and we bring our own unique life story to the table.

Reach out to the other practitioners in your area by offering them a trade or a free session. Who wouldn’t want a free session?  Ask them questions about their business;  what makes them unique, what are their desires for their business and so on. Talk to them about building a community network. If you resonate with them, offer to list some of their classes and workshops in your newsletter.  Offer to have their business cards in your healing space.

Attending Reiki shares is a fun way to get to know other Reiki professionals. Reiki shares and trading sessions offer you a personal experience to see what techniques you like, what feels good, what kinds of elements you like about different spaces and what you found interesting.

We are comparing our services only to celebrate our unique gifts. We do not have to burden ourselves with convincing the public that our services are better. Rather we can co-create a healing story for our communities by sharing information with our clients and students. My guess is there is a shared vision of peace and freedom inherent in your healing stories.

If you are teaching Reiki students then you have a very unique opportunity to be part of the co-creation of community from the start. Provide ample opportunities for your students to be part of your network. This is your business, so if you do not resonate with someone, student or other service provider, don’t worry about promoting them to your clients. As a teacher your value in excellent service will be the same but you can let them go free without judgment. If you have helped them recognize their own unique gifts you have upheld the ideals of teaching. As a business owner you want to help your client create a Total Health Team you are in support of.

If I find value in another Reiki professionals services than I share their information with my clients regardless of their feelings about promoting my services. My goal is to fully support my clients on their healing path and to do that I offer options.

There can be amazing rewards in taking an active part in writing that healing community story.

Many Blessings,

The Reiki Answer Lady

09 Sep

7 Ways to keep your Reiki clients coming back

7 Ways to keep your Reiki clients coming back!

So by now you’ve set up your healing space and are bringing in new clients. How do you turn your new clients into regular clients? Here are 7 simple strategies.

1) Always give the best session you can. Take the time to listen to your client’s needs, help them set their intention for the session and give them a full nurturing session.  Be sure you are up front with them about what to expect. If you want to give a 50 minute session don’t say it’s an hour. If you are counting your “talking time” as part of your Reiki session make sure you tell them.  Hint – Nothing is as blissful as a full 60 minute Reiki session.

2) Create safe, sacred space that your client will want to come back to again and again. When clients come into your space you want them to be able to tell that your space is different from ordinary space. Your healing space is a place they can go to feel safe and nurtured. You want them to look forward to coming back to see you.

3) Collect their contact information with your client release form and ask them if they want to receive your email newsletter.  Send out regular emails with information about applicable services in town or events or workshops, remember your networking agreements if you have any. You also want to share any open appointments you have or any specials or workshops you are having.

4) Be well prepared ahead of time to share your pricing policies. Do your research on what will be supported in your area. I find it helps to have a bulk package discount for clients that want to come back in right away. Find a price that you will be comfortable sharing with clients and one that is fair to the area.

5) I use a client wellness tracking process called energy mapping. You can use something similar by taking notes so that over time you and your client can map out noticeable results. My clients and I create a plan up front for their health journey and discuss limitations of Reiki if applicable. Thankfully I have an extensive network of other professionals in the area and can share contact information before they leave if they need help in designing a Total Health Team.

6) Have your calendar accessible no matter where you are. For that I use my iphone. Before my client leaves I ask them if they want to schedule their next session. If we are working off of a plan we created it is helpful to recommend a frequency for sessions.

7) If you haven’t heard from or seen a client in awhile, pick up the phone and let them know you are thinking about them.  Check in with clients a day or two after you have met with them for the first time and see how they are feeling following their first session.  Send clients cards for significant events in their lives. Consider offering special deals to regular clients. Be flexible, we all live busy lives.  If you can’t remember important information update your client records after they leave and read your notes before they come in the next time.

Creating a relationship with your clients builds community.

Many Blessings,

The Reiki Answer Lady

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