Directories From a Client and Practitioner Vantage Point
9th Mar 23
Directories, there are so many. Some are extensive much like the Yellow Pages, with a list of businesses from A-Z.
When it comes to talking on the topic of health and wellness directories, I can share my experience from both a personal and practitioner perspective. Both are equally important. Let’s start with my personal perspective. This takes the viewpoint of a customer looking for your services.
What Starts the Search as A Client
It is some time ago now, but there was a time when I was on my knees looking for a way back to sanity. While working as a newly qualified nurse at a demanding respite unit, I quickly lost my work-life balance. With no other options to keep my feelings of despair at bay, I visited my doctor. I was diagnosed with anxiety and mild depression and offered medication to help. I accepted the medication, but some months later I had an adverse reaction to the prescribed drug. With my GP unable to offer any other options after the incident, I was left to fend for myself.
This was very scary. Once I got over the belief that I was doomed and would never be ‘fixed’. I decided to start looking into whether there were other options outside of the GP services. Now, this is where directories began to make an appearance in my life as a prospective client.
Finding Directories as a Client
I started looking on the internet. You could say, Google became my best friend. To begin with, I didn’t know what words to place into a search to return results. These are the type of words that would assist any potential client with any therapy, practice, class, etc that could help. How do you know what to put into google when you’re not aware of what therapies or practices are out there?! If you’ve not heard of Reiki or Access Bars, you’re not about to search for them. That was my first hurdle. [Read More . . .]