In a way, it seems funny to me that this post is about showing people their power, because so much of our work is about reducing the power, and increasing awareness…
Maybe that’s why it’s so necessary to talk about it, because what I really mean is that you have to help people to realize how POTENT they are — and that they carry within themselves everything they need to get where they want to go!
The reason this is so important in our work is that generally speaking, people who have unavowed dreams feel impotent to attain them. If they felt potent… they would be working on getting there.
When people arrive at your doorstep with little hope of “being helped,” in effect, your job — as a Feldenkrais® practitioner they are considering working with — is to help them realize that they already have what it takes to get what they yearn for!
There are a number of specific steps that are important in doing this, and to be honest, it’s way beyond the scope of a blog post. I want to give you the general idea, though. You need to show them in ONE very clear, completely unmistakable example, that they have the capacity to change something they’d been unaware of — and that they now understand is the key to getting what they want. Once they recognize that, they realize that it’s their own steam that will carry them to fulfilling this dream… and the next one, and the one after that, too!
You can do this easily when you fully understand who you are in the consultation. If you are hungry and greedy for a client, you won’t be able to show them how powerful they are — that might mean that you will lose a client. When you can stand in the fullness of who you are, and come from a place where their well-being is more important than your bank balance, it’s easy!
Tomorrow… we’ll talk about taking one more step toward that place, where you are the practitioner who has the practice you want!