There are many ways to find a psychic reader. If you arc looking for an in-peson reacting in your arca, I suggest going to a metaphysical bookstore, which will usually have a bulletin board advertising local psychic readers and healers, or will offer free local magazines and newspapers that have many advertisements for readers. In most areas other than the San Francisco Bay arca, the majority of psychic readers use their abilities of clairaudience or transmediumship rather than clairvoyance. This is not a problem, since many of them will be able to give you excellent readings; however, if you are interested in experiencing a clairvoyant reading, then you will need to find someone who specifically states that they receive information in the form of images or pictures. Some people erroneously use the term clairvoyance to cover any psychic ability, so even if someone says they arc clairvoyant, you should inquire further and ask them whether they see information, hear it, or feel it.
Finding a Clairvoyant Reader Through a Clairvoyant Training School
Due to the number of clairvoyant training schools in the San Francisco Bay area, there are hundreds of clairvoyant readers there. You can locate many of these schools through the Internet. The curriculum of all these schools is based on the original teachings of Lewis Bostwick, the founder of the Berkeley Psychic Institute, and are run by either his former students or their students. However, they arc not affiliated with one another, and there is quite a bit of competition between particular schools. All schools offer the option of receiving a reading from students, graduates, or staff.
Student readings tend to be very inexpensive and quite in-depth. Students obviously read a little more slowly due to lack of experience and confidence, but oftentimes they can offer information that is just as helpful as that of professional readers. The downside to receiving a student reading is that sometimes the readers are overly vigilant about protecting themselves and maintaining their boundaries to the point that they become paranoid and make the mistake of blaming the readce for "getting in their space." They try so hard to read from a neutral place in their sixth chakra that they close their heart chakras down too far. While I have always had very positive experiences receiving readings from students, I know some people who have left a reading feeling insulted or alienated.
Also, sometimes these schools don't give the readee the opportunity to ask all of their questions. The schools usually de-emphasize a connection with a particular reader or psychic, so while the owners may offer professional readings, if you sign up for a student or graduate reading you will have no idea beforehand who that person will be. I never really saw that as a problem as I have always been pleasantly surprised by the readings I received, but I do know some people really like to have a say in who reads them before arriving. In fact, I was just thinking about re-taking an online class from one clairvoyant school that costs $600, and when I asked who exactly would be teaching the class (hoping it would he the owner of the school) I received an email stating, "One of our staff will be teaching the class." I was like, really? Well, I kind of figured that. Thanks, but I'd like a little more assurance that my teacher knows a bit more than I do about the subject matter.
Graduate readings at these schools cost about twice as much as student readings but arc still remarkably cheap, while professional-level readings from experienced graduates or staff are on par with the fees of most practicing professional psychics within the United States. Some of the directors and staff of these schools are some of the most talented clairvoyants in the workl, even though they have their own neuroses, personality quirks, etc., that may or may not complement or clash with your own! All of these readers offer readings in person or over the telephone. And of course these days there is no shortage of clairvoyant readers with websites of their own.
Take a Proactive Approach
Whether you receive a reading from your local neighborhood psychic or from a clairvoyant reader associated with a clairvoyant training school or via the Internet, I very much encourage you to take a proactive approach when choosing a psychic reader. Find out how much they charge prior to the commencement of your reading, what methods they use, where they received their training, how experienced they are, and whether they will address the issues you are concerned with. Every reader has their own particular talents and weaknesses and it's perfectly fine to ask questions about their competence in particular areas.
It is not appropriate to ask them to prove to you prior to the reading that they are really psychic, or to expect them to spend more than five to ten minutes at the most discussing their reading approach. It's also not appropriate to ask them a question that you want addressed in the reading, prior to the reading, such as, "I know my reading isn't until tomorrow, but could you just tell me really quickly whether my boyfriend is going to leave me? It will just take a minute." Know that it never just takes a minute!
Discuss Expectations Prior to the Reading
Prior to a reading, you should make sure that the reader knows the length of the reading you desire. Also, find out how both of you will know when the time has expired. I know some psychics who will tell a readee that they charge one hundred dollars per hour. The readee will assume that they are getting an hour-long reading, and then two-and-a-half hours later they are told they owe two hundred fifty dollars. During a reading, time goes by very quickly, and both the reader and the readee can easily lose track of it. If a reader goes over the predetermined length of time and doesn't ask you if you would like to extend the reading. then you as a client should not be expected to pay extra. But you always %%ant to make sure this is the case. For myself, I no longer charge per time frame, as I hate to feel in a rush and half an hour is never enough. I simply let people know my readings are usually around an hour long. If I go over the hour, which I do most of the time, it's my choice and that means they pay nothing more.
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