After working with clients for a few years now, it has become clear that in order to do justice to the Mickel Therapy techniques and for you, the client, to gain maximum benefit, it is necessary to complete a minimum of 6 sessions.
For this reason, the Mickel Therapy clinic now offers a minimum 6 week block program during which time a certain number of key techniques and exercises are delivered. Appointments are set a week apart, during which time you will be putting into practice the lessons and exercises you have learnt during sessions.
Clients may choose to continue for additional sessions at the end of this 6 week period.
The first session is a 'stand-alone' session, at the end of which you have the opportunity to commit to a minimum of 5 sessions.
Sessions are available by phone, skype or in person at the clinic. Many clients are located around New Zealand and overseas and results have proven that phone / skype sessions are equally effective as in-clinic visits.
The first appointment is 90 - 120 minutes. During this session you will learn:
All follow-up appointments are one hour. However, if for any reason we need to extend the time, for example, if you are travelling from out of town and want to make the most of your long trip, or we need more time during the session, that can be accommodated for an additional fee.
During follow-up appointments we will:
After the first session, which is a stand-alone session, you will have the choice of embarking on either a 5, 7 or 9 week program. The recommended program will be advised at the end of the first session according to your specific needs.
Whilst the longer programs are more cost-effective on a weekly basis, the program recommended will be based solely on your unique needs. As a guide line, most people take the 5 or 7 week program, and then, if they want more sessions have the option of either continuing with single sessions or another block program of either 3 or 5 weeks.
Most people will find that 6-8 sessions is the average number needed before they are symptom-free, although this can be less for some people and more for others.
All the programs are very similar but the main differences are as follows:
In most cases the Mickel Therapy Clinic will pay for the phone call. However, if the cost of the phone call is prohibitive, the call will need to be made by the client. This will be advised upon booking your first appointmnt.
Block programs must be completed within the stipulated timeframe: For 5 week programs this is within 7 weeks. For 7 week programs this is within 9 weeks. For 9 week programs this is within 11 weeks.
There are no refunds for unused appointments.
Payment is accepted by online banking, credit card, cash or cheque. There is an additional credit card fee for credit card payments.
Payment for phone or skype sessions is to be received at least 2 working days before the appointment.
Payment for the 5 week program is to be made on or before the first of the 5 sessions.
Payment for the 7 or 9 week program can be made in two installments as advised at time of booking, with the first installment due on or before the first of the block program sessions.
Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are advised at time of booking your first appointment.
Since working with many clients over the past few years, it has become apparent that there are certain factors which hugely increase your success in recovery. These are:
Why? Because once we commit to a project, something very profound happens inside of us - and in the universe as a whole - to support us on our journey back to health.
And because the techniques work, and if you follow the advice given to you by your therapist, you should see results.
Why? Because going through this program may stir up resistance to change and one has to have the committment and willingness to move through this.
Why? Once you realize that it has taken many years to get to be experiencing whatever symptoms your body is sending you, it is only reasonable to expect that it will take more than one session to recover your health. Not only do you need new knowledge and understanding, which is provided during your treatment, you also need time to practice the exercises you will be given.
In my experience, 6 sessions are the minimum number of sessions required to begin to get a fundamental grasp of mastering the new information, tools and exercises you will be given during Mickel Therapy.
These tools really work if and when you put them into practice. Are you ready for change? Then let's get started!