Many more people are training in holistic therapy each year, as they experience the benefits of complementary medicine for themselves. For some, this is purely for personal development and their own wellbeing, with the added bonus of using their skills to help family & friends. However, most holistic practitioners would also like to use their skills to help as many people as possible, while generating an income and gaining greater financial freedom. So how does the qualifed therapist build a successful holistic practice? I believe there are 3 steps that need to be given the correct order of priority: 1. Personal Healing & Development 2. Professional & Business Development 3. Practical Skills & Technical Knowledge. The first priority is to receive the healing you need for those issues that may be holding you back from your fullest potential. Throughout your professional life you will need to continuously dissolve the layers of old patterning so that your true light can shine and be a blessing for others. Secondly you will need to work on the business aspect of your practice. If you are unable to do this for yourself, you may need to rent room space from an established practitioner or clinic. The third priority is to keep your technical ability up to date. Perhaps too much emphasis can be placed on perfecting practical techniques when inner stability and relational maturity are the real keys to success.