What Happens at a Feng Shui Consultation Session?
By Marissa Lada
February 7, 2019
Interested in Feng Shui but don’t know where to begin? Here at Board & Vellum, we now offer Feng Shui as a service. While it’s a great service to add on to an an existing architecture, interiors, or landscape project, we do also offer stand-alone Feng Shui consultations.
Each Feng Shui consultant has their own consultation method. This is based on their own personal style, but also the Feng Shui school they follow. Our focus is the Form School, with Compass School as an additional layer we can incorporate later if you desire. It’s good to know which school you’re interested in, as the methods of Feng Shui are slightly different with each case.
Our Feng Shui consultations start off the same way many of our projects do. First, you’d reach out to us and let us know you are interested in Feng Shui. We’d then set up a time to meet at your home or space, which leads us into the actual consultation. So what should you expect with a Feng Shui Consultation?
Brainstorm Your Goals: In order for you to really reap the benefits of Feng Shui, you should know what goals and areas you want to improve or enhance in your life. Take some time to reflect on major goals you want to accomplish, or issues you would like to resolve. Do you want more recognition at work, better cash flow, less tension at home? You don’t need a lengthy list; instead, focus on a couple aspects. It can be going overboard to Feng Shui every single area, so stick to your top priorities.
Conversation: Before even jumping into your space, we sit down to chat. This is the time for you to bring up the issues/areas of your life you want to improve. It also helps to build a rapport between us as we get to know you. It’s important to see things holistically and how you and your space work together.
Chi Walk: This is where we ‘tour’ your home, going into each space and assessing the chi — or energy — and how it flows throughout your home. Think of this like a walk-though meets CSI. It’s not only examining your space but how you live. So while general architectural/design walk-throughs may be focused on how your kitchen layout is arranged, a chi walk will look at the trinkets on your shelves and the clutter in your mudroom. It may feel a little more personal, but that’s because so is Feng Shui!
Bringing out the Bagua: If you have plans of your home or space, we highly suggest you have them available at your Feng Shui consultation. This gives us a more accurate reading of the energy. Otherwise, we sketch up a rough floor plan of your current conditions with the Bagua map overlayed, highlighting the 9 sectors of your space. This is where we break down your goals, looking at the sectors of your home and talking through it in depth.
Cures: While talking through the arrangement of your home with regards to the Bagua, we provide a list of suggestions to implement in your space to either enhance or reduce the energy, depending on your specific situation. We provide a list, because just with so much in life, there is no “one way is the only way” scenario. This gives you options, so if you don’t want to paint your wall red, you have some other choices to enhance the energy instead.
Now that you have a little more background as to what our Feng Shui process is like, don’t hesitate to call us! We’re always happy to answer questions and work with you to create a holistic design.