If you’re an actively practicing intuitive in any form, or simply stretching your wings and have just begin giving readings and intuitive input to others, one of the most commonly sought after exchanges for your work is validation.
Validation about your reading, the information you gave and the services you provided feels amazing. When clients, friends and family give you feedback stating just how accurate the healing information you provided was - it’s fantastic and feels great!
Validation, or positive feedback, about your reading also serves another purpose - it’s a way your ‘readee’ can give back to you and provide thanks and gratitude for the service you just provided.
But, what happens when you don’t hear back from your readee at all after a session?
What if, during the session, you receive lots of emotional feedback or nothing at all?
What if, you receive harsh criticism or mud in your face?
Well, let’s talk about it.
How to Deal with Client Feedback
1. An Emotional Response is a Response
No matter what range of emotion you receive from your clients during or after your session, receiving any emotional feedback at all is a good thing. Even if it has nothing to do with you, but you can see tears, choking up or an emotional response - it means one thing and one thing only:
Your message, or the message of Spirit, resonated with them. It struck an emotional cord.
So if you get a strong emotional reaction such as tears, defensiveness or even arguing, know this - something you said struck a cord. And it’s up to your client whether or not they choose to let the message be heard.
2. A Silent Response Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing
Often in sessions with clients, receiving accurate intuitive information is not only overwhelming - it’s spell binding. In my own sessions, when people read me, I am often listening so intently, under some sort of magic spell of Universal Wisdom, it’s hard for me to even reply or think to validate! I’m mesmerized.
And I’m not the only one, an intuitive reading or energetic healing of any kind is powerfully moving to the soul. And if your soul has ever been moved, you know one thing for sure -
It leaves you speechless.
So, if you don’t hear anything back during or after a session. Remember something: People need to process the information and getting hit with lots of intuition sometimes feels like a ton of bricks - it takes the air right out of you!
Sure, there may be clients who don’t like the way you serve dinner, and will never again visit your restaurant. Or there are those who aren’t listening, zoning out, not paying attention or otherwise not ‘getting’ the message - but this group is a minute few. Really, it is.
3. If You Want Feedback, Ask for It.
In today’s busy world - if you want something, you have to ask!
By and large, receiving verbal words of feedback isn’t something that happens after every session. People get overwhelmed, shocked, mesmerized or simply taken off with another task and forget to get back to you. While your client may leave the reading and go on ranting and raving about how fantastic you are, they may then completely forget to send you an email. Or, maybe they think you already know you’re great and they don’t need to say so.
So, if you really want feedback and it warms your heart and soul just as much as it does mine, simply ask your clients up front, to provide you with feedback from your session. And you don’t have to make it seem like you’re fishing for compliments (even if you totally are), you can also be asking as a client survey - as an effort to see how you’re doing to improve your sessions.
Have you received unfavorable feedback? If so, don’t worry! As long as you did the best you could and provided yourself and your abilities to the best of your abilities - your job is done here. Just as in the regular world, unfavorable words spoken are often more of a reflection on the person stating them than they are on yourself. Take a moment to reflect on your session with that person, and ask yourself,
“Did I do everything I could do provide that individual with love and compassion?”
If the answer is Yes, then you’re done. If the answer is no, strategize and simply set the intention to improve your level of presence and giving for the next person.
See you soon!
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