Fri, Mar 22|
Consulting Skills Workshop: Richard and Victoria Smoot
Schedule: Friday 6:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Time & Location
Mar 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
Lakewood, 15523 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA
About the event
Friday 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 - 5:00 pm
1 hour for lunch is included in time (not cost of lunch)
Place of workshop:
15523 Madison Avenue (on corner of Arthur and Madison)
Lakewood OHIO 44107
Consulting Skills Workshop
Richard and Victoria Smoot
Consulting Skills for Astrologers
The training teaches a repertoire of skills that makes working with astrology clients personal and meaningful. It is important for astrologers to have relational skills when consulting clients, and for astrologers to be able to integrate these communication and relational skills with astrological interpretation. This training emphasizes both empathy skills and their integration within chart analysis.
Astrologers provide a wealth of information for their clients. However too often in our work we astrologers deliver information only, without awareness of the client in the here-and-now relational sense. Too often as astrologers, we can feel that we have a client “summed up” from the chart alone, only to find out that the client sitting opposite us has their own experience of their chart.
Astrologers should be both sensitive and responsive to the emotional needs of their clients. If a woman comes in who has just heard that her husband wishes to divorce her or a man says his boss has just given him a poor review and his job is on the line, they want information about what will happen or what course of action to follow. At the same time, they likely would have very strong emotions related to these issues. How can astrologers get information across in a way that is helpful, and not harmful? How can they respond to the emotions of clients?
Without listening and empathy skills, it is difficult to access this subjective level of the client’s world and to respond to the client’s emotions while interpreting the astrology chart. Consulting Skills Workshop is designed to train astrologers to communicate information in an astrological horoscope in a way that is effective, immediate, and relevant for the client.
Consulting Skills Program is a 16–20-hour intensive training designed to give astrologers listening and empathy skills that facilitate the astrologer-client relationship. This 2 1⁄2-day training is primarily experiential, emphasizing role-playing exercises that teach empathic communication, reflection, paraphrasing, and active listening. Integrated with the basic principles of chart interpretation, these skills provide astrologers the ability to respond to their clients’’ most personal thoughts and feelings and in this way help clients feel better understood.
This Consulting Skills program is offered as an “in-person” workshop at our office. This is a model of empathy and active listening skills and has been taught at conferences, independent sites, and in astrology schools worldwide. In utilizing the elements of cross-disciplines, such as human communication theory and counseling, astrologers can further develop their ability to apply astrology in ways that help, assist, and support clients, and become better astrological consultants. By taking this training, astrologers can avoid attitudes, habits, and behaviors, which unknowingly may harm or hurt their clients. Instead, they can learn methods that can truly help their clients find for themselves the personal answers they are seeking.
This workshop is is presented to participants to enhance their personal improvement. Psychotherapist/Astrologer, Gisele Terry and Social Worker/Astrologer, Richard Smoot developed this training in 2010, and it has been used in many countries.
- Ticket type
+$7.88 service fee+$7.88 service fee