Why You Should Add Coaching to Your Reiki Practice
You've witnessed the power of Reiki firsthand- so why should you change how you approach your practice?
You are confident in your ability to hold space for your clients, and you understand how powerful Reiki can be in facilitating deep healing. You've heard about coaching, but you aren't quite sure what all the fuss is about. Maybe you've thought about taking your Reiki practice to the next level but aren't sure what this 'spiritual therapy' has to do with anything.
Coaching isn't therapy. It isn't an additional modality that will take away from the strength of your current practice. It's a technique that will help soothe your clients and bring healing in a way that Reiki can't- through the power of the subconscious mind.
Reiki facilitates healing on an energetic level, clearing the client's energy and creating a container in which they can heal from the inside out. Similarly, coaching is all about holding space for the client, but instead of a purely energetic shift, coaches facilitate transformation on the emotional, psychological, and physical levels.
Clients come to coaches for new information. They experience a problem, and they look to the coach for guidance. Coaches aren't there to provide the new information. their role is to guide the client to realizing they have the answers within them. Coaches hold space for their clients to realize the things they didn't know they knew.
As Reiki practitioners, we are trained to set our ego aside and allow the energy to flow where it needs to go. Coaches follow this same mentality by understanding that they don't have the answers- their clients do. By creating a container for their client, they hold the energy of curiosity, confidence, and courage to allow the client to journey within and find their own answers.
Just as Reiki heals energetically, coaching heals psychologically and emotionally. When you combine the influence of the subconscious mind with the power of a client's energy, you create a practice that supports your clients on all levels- mind, body, and spirit.
Listen to Christine Renee and Isabel Wells talk about the power of adding Coaching to your Reiki practice on this week's episode of ReikiCafe Radio!
Before you dive into the world of coaching, it's important to understand the differences between a coach, a counselor, and a consultant. The idea of holding clear space as a Reiki practitioner translates into your scope of practice as a coach. Like we talked about in this it is not our place to tell the client waht to think, or what they should expect.
It is our job to hold space for the client to find those answers within themselves.
So, what exactly is the difference between a coach, a consultant, and a counselor?
Consultant- A Consultant's role is to provide expert advice to a client on the best course of action for achieving goals. (i.e., a professional form of telling someone what they should do.)
Counselor- A counselor is a middle ground between Coach and Consultant. Counselors are trained to give guidance and advice to clients in a way that leads them to deeper introspection and realization. (i.e, Telling someone what to do until they are comfortable telling themselves what to do).
Coach- A coach's role is to ask thought provoking questions and create a safe space to strengthen the client’s wisdom, thought processes, and directed action toward the future, based on the client’s self-identified agenda. (i.e, NOT a professional form of telling someone what to do).
So now that you understand how coaching blends with Reiki, and what a coach really is, the ultimate question is: Why should you add it to your practice?
As a multi-modality practitioner, you hold the space for your client to experience deep transformation on all levels. When you approach healing in this multi-faceted way, you guarantee your client will experience profound results. Change their energy, change their mindset, change their emotions, and their lives have no choice but to change.
Coaching empowers the client to journey within and break free from their limiting beliefs and patterns. The future-focused nature of a coaching practice helps the client to create actionable goals that keep them moving forward, instead of staying stuck under the weight of the past.
Coaching isn't a one size fits all approach. Incoporating coaching into your practice allows you tailor each session for the needs of your clients, and meet them where they are. That kind of guided self-discovery leads to lasting transformation and commitment to their own healing journey.
Coaching is an empowering modality that allows the client to take their power back and step our of their victimhood mentality. It gives them the reins of their own healing journey and lets them take control in a healthy and productive way.
Coaching meets your clients where they are on this Earth, and Reiki seals the deal by raising them up in their energetic planes. The two go hand in hand, and together they create a recipe for healing and transformation.
I've dedicated my life to supporting clients by mixing modalities to meet them where they are and facilitate their journey in the best way I know how. Won't you join me?
ReikiCafe University Founder and President