Consultation Skills for Healers & Therapists
It is time for healers and therapists need to scale up their practices and dive into the deeper aspects of the psychology of their client to provide a comprehensive support system. Increasingly, healers and wellness experts are being enlisted to provide consultation in non-clinical, health, corporate, and community settings, although many have received only minimal training to sharpen their consultation skills.
This book provides a comprehensive foundation to develop or enhance consultation practice. With this book, author Karishma Manchanda explains the consultee-centered approach to consultation, a necessary skill that every healer serious about his or her profession must master. The book provides an expert foundation for a training program for future school-based consultants. Written for graduates of any healing modality, including Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Akashic Records, Inner Child, Family Constellation, Crystal Healing or even students of counseling psychology, special education, and social work, this book is an invaluable resource for professionals who wish to upgrade their professional skills and grow as reflective practitioners.
Individual chapters describe different stages in the consultation process, outline the processes characterized in each stage, detail useful consultant skills, and suggest self-monitoring questions for student consultants of the healing industry.
Featuring a step-by-step developmental model of the consultee-centered consultation process, this book encourages consultants to prioritize those characteristics that contribute to a consultee’s difficulty, in addition to assessing the client in great detail. This concise book provides an applicable, contextualized, and strategic form of consultation, and fosters a professional-to-professional relationship distinguishable from supervision, counseling, therapy, coaching, or other methods.
While all consultation settings require certain basic competencies, each setting requires additional unique ones. Thus, the opening chapters of this book introduce a competency-based, multicultural, and ethical approach to consultation that is relevant to all contexts, while subsequent chapters build on this foundation and describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for consultation in a variety of specific contexts. Both students and practicing healers will benefit from this essential guide. Consultation interventions are an increasingly popular alternative to clinical practice, allowing the healers and wellness practitioners to interact with and affect many different individuals and/or groups. This type of work challenges such professionals, drawing on all the skills and resources they may possess, yet also offers some of the greatest rewards and opportunities for service.
This book provides a wealth of information on this important area of practice. It provides a comprehensive source for working with a diverse clientele. The book provides a step-by-step guide for developing internal consulting skills that will increase problem-solving abilities and lead to more effective interactions between you and your client. This book presents extensive instructions on:
- Designing your first call consultation strategy;
- Developing your consultation skills in an in-person setup;
- Working on a time tested framework of consultation that overcomes the client’s resistance;
- Establishing core life themes that need healing
- Retrieving information from the wounded inner child in a cognitive-behavioral set up using specific interviewing skills;
- Communicating clearly;
- Diagnosis of the core issue when the client comes with many;
- Phrasing questions and making suggestions;
- Identifying what needs to be healed first when the client is experiencing an emotional overwhelm;
- Linking the outcome of consultation with the healing modality.
In short, this book provides an authoritative framework for all healers to develop a standard of excellence in their practice.