I work on a "pay-as-you-will" model, part of a larger gift economy. In this model, I offer to you my services as a gift and you have no obligation to pay. I know that you would not be comfortable receiving services without making a contribution and I know that each of us has our own ability to pay, so the pay-as-you-will model hopes to affect an exchange that is mutually beneficial.
Following are some keys to why I work this way...
1. I want you to know that the work that I do and potential benefits to you are truly limitless. Positive transformations that lead to greater happiness and fulfillment is priceless. How can we "set a rate" on something so dynamic and transformative?
2. I believe in the power of generosity. Giving is incredibly rewarding as is receiving the gifts of others. I strive to give extraordinary high value to you, and trust that I will receive in kind. For each of us our ability to give varies. Some have more financial wealth than others. Some have almost none at all. Yet no matter where we are, generosity is possible and is very much part of the healing.
3. When it comes to the most intimate challenges often regarding one's mental or physical health and sense of wellbeing and purpose, I have trouble accepting the current model of doing business where [# of visits] x [$] = [my financial wellbeing] as it may be at odds with the client's best interests. It is my hope to bring swift results with the minimum amount of effort. Let's not hold ourselves to trading time for money.
Please let me know if you have any questions or insights to share.
Thank you, Adam