I enjoyed speaking at the national conference of the Reflexology Association of Australia in Perth in October 2016. The theme of the conference was Diversity in Harmony.
My presentation was entitled, The Power and Charisma of Diversity, encouraging your client to explore the many paths to wellness.
Rather than put it aside now that the conference is over, I have decided to post the PowerPoint presentation with the notes to my website. Obviously, I added to these in my personal presentation, but the basics are still there, with ideas about the changes I made.
The diversion I took was NOT about widening the scope of modalities, and including other therapies. It is about working with what the client brought with them…….. their specific symptoms and circumstances.
My focus in relation to their symptoms was this:
- The messages they were trying to convey
- The role that emotions and mental processes contribute to physical symptoms
- Where spiritual beliefs fitted in
- Specific lifestyle issue of the subtle energy field that was related to the symptom
So in considering how I diversified my own practice, I’ll talk about why my focus changed, and the different concepts I incorporated into my approach. I’ll discuss this from a professional perspective as well as from a personal one.