How do you know if you really want to be a certified reflexologist – or yoga instructor, or sports massage therapist, or aromatherapist, or whatever? After all, certification in any discipline requires commitment, money and time.
Here’s what I suggest to people trying to figure that out:
Take a weekend workshop in the subject in which you are interested. A couple of days of focused exposure will tell you a lot. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you still interested? Maybe even more?
- Do you feel ready to challenge yourself both professionally and personally?
- Do you respect the instructor teaching the material? Does the instructor demonstrate respect for you and your classmates?
- Is the instructor approachable, open and knowledgeable about the subject matter and effective at conveying the material?
If the spark of is still there, and if we’re talking about reflexology, then ask yourself…
the BIG Questions!
What is my level of interest? What is my goal and intention? What do I plan to do with my newly gained knowledge and skills?
- Is my interest to provide reflexology for relaxation purposes only?
- Is my desire only to be able to give my loved ones reflexology sessions; no compensation involved?
No question about it, relaxation is the basis of health. If your desire is to provide the experience of deep restorative relaxation, then perhaps that weekend workshop will provide you with all that you need. Or…
- Do you want your services to be able to support people battling disease?
- Do you want to stand out in the crowd? Are you already a licensed professional wishing to add increased value and results to another form of manual therapy that you offer?
- Do you want to practice reflexology solely? (Another great pun intended!)
In the Academy’s certification training, participants learn, in addition to relaxation protocols, how to customize therapeutic sessions to help support people struggling with specific physical and/or mental imbalances, using reflexology, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and coaching skills.
Hope that helps you in making your decision!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 😉