Mar 14 2012
Frederique Murphy shares her knowledge and experience in today’s guest post.
15 Suggestions To Help You Create A Post-Session Ritual
You know, how you prepare yourself for your first coaching session of the day, right? Because, you know, how important it is to be at your top to best help your client. So, has it ever happened to you that your energy winds down from one client to another, leaving you with the feeling that you were not quite at your top, for that second, third or fourth client? If you are booking several clients on the same day, and do not do anything between your sessions, then this is probably a familiar feeling.
Creating rituals as part of your coaching business is a great best practice as rituals help you perform better. We often hear about pre-session rituals, and the post-session rituals are as important. Having a post-session ritual is absolutely critical, particularly when coaching several clients on the same day to ensure you are at your top for your first client, and then your second one, and your third one, etc.
I don’t believe there is a ‘one size fits all’ post-session ritual; I strongly believe that you need to create the ritual that will work for you. Before you start creating your ritual, I suggest you list the various outcomes, so that you are very clear on what is it that you want to achieve: clear your energy, relax, focus, energise, be present, let go…, and then, include the necessary steps. Remember, it is your ritual, and will include as many steps as you need it to meet your defined outcomes.
Here are 15 suggestions to create your very own post-session ritual that will help you be at your top, from one client to another throughout the day:
- (the must one!) your ritual will work best when you intentionally take the time to do it, so avoid booking your sessions back-to-back, and ensure you have the time to apply your ritual,
- consciously breathe,
- practice a yoga sequence,
- drink a large glass of water,
- prepare a cup of tea,
- light a candle or incense,
- open the room windows and/or doors,
- say a specific affirmation,
- play a specific song,
- do a specific move,
- look at a specific imagery,
- change outfit or accessories,
- take a shower (you might not include this suggestion as part of your standard ritual, but do keep it in mind for those “intense” sessions).
Once you have created your ritual, apply it every single time, after every coaching session, and even after your last session of the day. A ritual is driven by intention, so focus on that intention, and apply your ritual to be at your top, client after client.
Do you already have your own post-session ritual? What steps do you find work best for you? I’d love for you to share; this will be helpful for the other coaches. Comment below!
About the Author/Further Resources
Frederique Murphy is a mindset strategist, who specialises in the areas of Inspirational Strategy, Leadership, Communication, Change, Impact, and Achievement. Thanks to her Mountain Moving Mindset platform, Frederique provides individuals, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs with a wealth of mindset resources to help them strategise with vision, design with clarity, plan with focus, and lead with momentum. She shares her M3 Power through her transformational range of innovative products, coaching services, #1 Amazon Best Seller book, award-winning blog, articles and newsletters, unforgettable talks and life-changing events. She believes in guiding her clients through unforgettable journeys towards their own true wealth as they become the true leaders of their life, career and business. For more information on Frederique’s transformational range, visit FrederiqueMurphy.com, join the free M3 Power Community, and start climbing now!
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