The very first time that a client comes into your office for a session, you are going to have to make a great first impression. Without making the first time count, you’ll risk losing a great potential client. That is precisely why it is so important to greet the client and handle the pre-hypnosis interview in the perfect way.
The Pre-Hypnosis Interview
During the pre-hypnosis interview, you are going to be getting a feel for your client, but you are also going to be sized up by the client at the same time. They are going to be wondering if you are the right person for the job and they will be unsure until they have developed the right confidence in you, and that starts from the very first moment that you meet them.
When you conduct your pre-hypnosis interview, you should make sure that you cover all of your bases. If you have taken care of the intake form properly, you won’t have much more to ask them about their medical history, but you can get a better feel for what they want and what they have in mind for your hypnosis sessions. Pay attention to the wording that they use, since this is the most critical time and they might not be ready to fully open up about their problems, having just met you.
Be Sure To Greet The Client!
With that in mind, it is easy to see why the first time you meet them you’ll have to make the best impression possible. There are certainly days where you would like to sit back, relax, and have a secretary bring the clients into the office, where you are waiting, but that is never the best idea. That is especially true the first time that they come into your office.
The much better idea, instead of just sitting behind your desk and waiting, is to get up and greet the client yourself. This also has the benefit of giving you a chance to survey the client while they are patiently waiting in your waiting room. How are they sitting? Do they look tired and hunched over? Grumpy? Whatever kind of appearance they have when you meet them in the waiting room, you can better assess what kind of session you are going to have once you get into your office.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is for you to greet your client and understand that the pre-hypnosis interview is the time for you to size up the client as well as vice versa. With the right attention paid at the very first meeting, you’ll have a much easier time as you start moving through the sessions. Once the real work starts, you’ll be happy that you made the right move on the first day that they walked into your office.