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TABLE LESSONS best practices Gift or Skill? By Douglas Nelson "How is the travel going?" my client asked. "How many weekends did you teach this month?" "Just twice, once in the West and once on the East Coast," I replied. This perfectly mundane conversation had deep roots in a far less superficial conversation several years earlier. In the silence that followed, I could not help but wonder if my client remembered that conversation, one that I will never forget. It took place when she was on my table and, as I remember, the conversation went something like this … "It is hard to get an appointment with you," she said. "It took almost a month to get on your schedule. When I told the front desk staff that Fridays, weekends, and Mondays are best for me, they said you aren't typically in on those days, as you are often out of town. You get to take a lot of vacations!" she said, somewhat teasingly. "That would be nice," I replied, "but my weekend travel is due to teaching continuing education workshops for therapists in my field." "What kinds of things are you teaching?" she asked. 30 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k m a r c h / a p r i l 2 0 1 9

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