Your first step to shifting is to book your initial appointment with one of our naturopaths.
At Shift we call the initial naturopathic appointment a Discovery & Diagnosis session. This is because it is all about you discovering what is going on for you on all levels and understanding what you can do about it.
A Discovery and Diagnosis Session is a 90 minute session that can be done in person in our Brisbane or satellite clinics, or online. We use a medical appointment software called ‘Coviu’ – we send you a link and you’re right in the appointment room.
We’re very specific about what we want you to get out of the D&D and we take you through a 4 step process to get you there.
1. THE STORY
First we want to know your story. We mean your complete story – all of the parts that make up your health, when they happened and how you got here. We want to know the nitty gritty of how you sleep, how often you poo, what times of day you feel best, what you’re eating, where you live and even your childhood health history. We also want to look at any past testing you have had done – either blood or functional pathology (so please send this to us prior).
2. THE DIAGNOSIS
In this part of the consult, your naturopath will take you through a whole body diagnostic based on the information you’ve provided. They will help to make links between your issues (no – you’re not unlucky and have a dozen random symptoms, they are usually connected), look at potential underlying causes and driving factors.
This is the part where you get to understand why things are happening to you, and begin to piece together what you need to do about it. This is the most valuable part of the D&D and something that can allow you to take the right action to begin your shift.
In this part we may also highlight where there are gaps in information, and suggest what testing you need to do to move forward.
3. JOURNEY MAPPING
In this part of the consultation your naturopath will help you to understand the healing journey and what it’s going to take to be well. They will give you some expected time frames that you’ll notice improvements, let you know of any limitations or issues that might arise and help you identify where your personal roadblocks may lie, and what you need to do to shift them. \
By understanding your journey, you can plan your shift with the bigger picture in mind.
4. YOUR COMMITMENT TO HEALING
Once we have all of this processed it is then up to you to decide if you’re ready to undertake the healing journey with Shift. We will show you the way forward and be upfront about costs and investment in your time so that you can make the best decision for you right now.
At Shift, we don’t do a hard sell. Our main aim in the Discovery and Diagnosis Session is to empower you with enough information so that you can make a choice about what you’re prepared to do next. For some of you, that will be to join our membership and be supported through the journey. For others you’ll take what you learn and make some changes on your own. Either way is completely fine, this is your journey and we’re here to help if you need us.
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