In this regular feature, authors look at the various challenges of running a private practice successfully. Psychologist and mindfulness teacher Linn Brynildsen considers the importance of charging appropriately for your services, and how mindfulness practice can help in safeguarding your work–life balance.
- One of the biggest changes in running a private practice compared with working for an existing company or practice, is that no one else defines your role or your working hours for you.
- It is tempting to want to be available at any hour, so that you can respond immediately to any enquiries or issues.
- Publicise your work hours and response time, in order to set expectations for both your clients and yourself.
- Always being in work mode can risk burnout. Mindfulness practice allows us to be more present in our life without being on ‘auto-pilot’.