Some doodles do eat kale but that’s not the point of this post.
As holistic practitioners, a significant part of your role is to teach clients. You teach them what they should and should not do relative to their condition or goals.
I have a teaching technique that I want to share with you. It works like a charm and your clients will love it. If appropriate, use mnemonic devices when you are having teaching moments with clients. Mnemonic devices are a way of reorganizing information so that the information is simpler and more meaningful and ultimately, more easily remembered. It helps the information stick. This technique is really quite useful and you'll look like a rockstar. Okay, maybe rockstar is pushing it but you're showing value. This kind of value is intangible but holds a lot of weight with clients.
When I was a student at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto, I was tasked with delivering a presentation on fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K). There was no way I was going to deliver a presentation by simply standing in front of the room reading from my notes. If I did that, no one would retain a thing I said and I would be bored, not to mention the students.
So, I thought about what would be a useful way to help students remember the fat-soluble vitamins - A, D, E, and K. The answer: I used a mnemonic device trick. I re-organized the vitamins in such a way that it would form a phrase using the first letters of the vitamins to be recalled. In this case it was All Doodles Eat Kale. It worked like a charm and students loved it (they still remember the fat-soluble to this day). Now, I bet you’ll never forget your fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K.
Consider a mnemonic device when teaching your clients. It can make all the difference with recall and retention.