To safeguard our employees and visitors, the NHPC office itself is closed and staff are working remotely. See our COVID-19 Q & A for pandemic-specific information.
NHPC staff will be unavailable on Monday, August 2, for the stat holiday.
The holidays can be a hard time for some, and this year more than ever people need extra love and support. Here are four ways that you can support your local holistic health practitioner this time of year.
Most service-based businesses thrive on referrals from existing customers. If you have a friend in search of a service and your local therapist comes to mind, consider passing on their information. Plus, many businesses have referral programs so that you can benefit from too!
For clients looking for a new service provider, reviews and testimonials can be a deciding factor. If you have had a good experience with a therapist, leave a review!
Not only does this help future clients find the right therapist, but it also helps the business build a reputation. Your feedback helps practitioners understand what they are doing right and where they can improve.
There are different platforms where you can leave reviews, such as Google, social media, or Yelp. If you are not sure where to leave your feedback, ask your practitioner what would benefit their business the most.
It is no surprise that social media is a huge part of how we interact with people and businesses. If you haven't already, follow your local practitioners on social media. If you already do, you can take it one step further and interact with their content.
Below is a chart of how interactions can benefit your therapist and their business.
Lastly, gift cards are a great option for presents (or as a treat to yourself). Purchasing gift cards supports local businesses and practitioners while they are not able to work. Plus, it also allows you to accomplish two things at once: refer a friend with a gift!
This has been a year of unprecedented challenges, both personally and professionally. Supporting your local community is a great way to spread holiday cheer and help the businesses you love make it to the other side of the pandemic.