A client sits in the chair in front of me. They are looking unhappy. It’s the second session.
“How have the last couple of weeks been?”, I ask.
They shrug their shoulders non-committaly.
“Ok. There have been ups and downs”, they answer.
“Good”, I say.
They look surprised.
It’s an interesting phenomena.
Before the first session, anyone would laugh in your face if you said you could sort all their problems out in just one session.
However, because of the way I work, people feel different when they walk out of our first session together. And with that difference , a new bar/expectation is set.
I am good. But I’m not good enough to change your life in 2 weeks!
For every change they experience, they EXPECT that change to be permanent. Of course it’s not. In those first 2 weeks what you get is a sneak preview, a movie trailer, to show you what life will be like in your future. They are moments of change amongst your normal behaviour.
And that’s where the problem comes. By the second session you assume you have gone back to where you started. Of course you haven’t.
If I see you after 1 week, you are still on an unnatural high.
If I see you after 3 weeks, you have stopped seeing the changes and have convinced yourself this won’t work.
2 weeks is a sweet spot. It’s enough time to have had good moments, and usually a bad day. On a bad day you think you are back at square one and then the expectation changes.
You feel disappointed that all the changes haven’t happened.
You sit in my chair and feel despondent (or online).
“Really?”, I ask “How good do you think I am that I can change everything in 2 weeks?”
People generally leave my first and second sessions feeling happier.
About 60% of my clients only need 2 sessions.
How would it make you feel to know that within 6 weeks you could be feeling much better about your life?
Why not drop me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and get started today