Setting the client at ease

The psychic tries to be as welcoming, charming and innocuous as possible. She strives to establish a convivial and friendly rapport, and to get on friendly first-name terms if this is at all appropriate.

This may sound like nothing more than common courtesy, but it is not without purpose. The psychic wants to overcome any natural reserve and defensiveness the client may have, and to engender as much co-operation as possible. Some psychics, especially mediums and those whose work has a spiritual flavour, like to offer cute and endearing introductory statements along these lines:

"May I welcome you in a spirit of love, and say how happy I am to share with you the gifts that come to us all from a higher source."

The psychic also watches out for any fear or anxiety that could obstruct rapport. For example, some clients are wary that the psychic will see too much (exposing darkest secrets!) or see bad news. It is a good idea for the psychic to try and eliminate such apprehension, like this:

"Let me say right from the start that there's nothing to worry about. We're here to look at the positive trends in your life, and it's really all about helping you to make the most of what lies ahead. There may be a lot more good news than you realise! Of course, there's a mix of light and shade in everyone's life, I mean, that's reality, isn't it? But I like to concentrate on the sunshine rather than the rain, do you see what I mean?"

Progress Review

This concludes The Set Up. This is the first of seven sub-sections into which Section Two is divided. Next, the principal themes which psychic readings involve.

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