Affordable workshop launches to help therapists avoid reopening burnout

Thirteen33 has created Ready To Listen, a two-hour online workshop for £10 to help beauty and spa therapists process the emotions and challenges of reopening.

As salons and spas adjust to reopening, therapists are facing stressful situations, with long working days and a lot of emotionally charged conversations with clients.

To help therapist teams deal with this extreme change to their daily lives, Thirteen33 – an organisation founded by spa professionals Caroline Cornish, former spa director at Scarlet Spa in Cornwall, and Steph Crosby, spa consultant and also former Scarlet Spa manager – has created Ready To Listen, a two hour workshop running online for £10.

The team is encouraging all beauty and spa professionals to learn way to protect themselves in order to be of service to their clients while avoiding burnout and overwhelm.

The workshop is designed to introduce or refresh these vital skills after this extended time away from work and help therapists to recognise the value they contribute to businesses and the economy. It has bene designed to be engaging while giving practical tools.

"This workshop supports a workforce who have often been neglected and tasked with a level of care beyond their scope," said Cornish.

"There are countless tales from the treatment room or salon chair of hearing about bereavement, divorce, or diagnosis as this comfortable place is perfect for unburdening and sharing - do we ask if the listener is ready to hear it?

"With years of the supply of talented professionals not keeping up with the demand from clients, the business case for providing training and support is clear - without the team there is no income. Those employers who invest and value their teams prove their success with longevity and reputation, along with repeat custom, attracting and retaining their teams."

Launched in 2020, Thirteen33 also supplies spa and wellness services around the country to venues and events, working with ethical brands and championing sustainability, in a bid to make wellbeing more accessible.

Find out more about the Ready To Listen workshop, and Thirteen33 here.

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