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By Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate

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Practice consulting with volunteer clients who are extremely different from you.

One of the challenges that image consultants face is knowing how to dress other people according to their personal coloring, figure variation, personal style and lifestyle.  Dressing yourself MAY COME NATURAL TO YOU, but teaching others what works for them, and not necessarily you, is not so easy.  Once you’ve done your homework…because you have taken the advice in tip number 2 and have mastered Wardrobe Strategies…it’s time to implement what you’ve learned.  The best way to do this is by asking a few people if you could “practice” on them.  Because you don’t charge them a fee, you’ll likely have no shortage of volunteers, that’s why we call these no fee clients “volunteer clients”.

Choose people who are both in your target market and different from you in terms of personal coloring, figure variation, personal style and/or lifestyle.  I have dark blonde hair, blue eyes, light skin, average height and build, and my personal style has a wide range.  My volunteer clients were so different from me!  One had black hair, very light skin, with hazel green eyes, a taller/larger build, with a very classic style.  My other volunteer client had dark brown hair, eyes, and skin, petite build, with a sporty/romantic personal style.  Boy did I learn from these two!  They were as different as night and day and expanded my understanding and appreciation for other women.   For example, I learned how to enhance the personal coloring of someone who is not blonde.    I learned about the fitting challenges that exist for so many people who are either taller than average or petite.  And personal style takes on a whole new light when considering such different personalities and backgrounds.  What a way to put my education to the test!  And what a great way to be prepared for the variety of clients I was soon to work with.

Practicing your skills on people who are vastly different from you is a wonderful way to help your clients look fabulous, which in turn, makes you a fabulous image consultant.  I couldn’t have done it without Conselle’s courses, however.  For MORE INFORMATION on how you can become a certified image consultant, click HERE.

A great education never goes out of style.

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By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate 578While talk is the traditional specific mode of expression in psychotherapy and counseling, expressive image therapy introduces other forms of self-expression, namely clothing and grooming.  This adds the tangible, hands-on, everyday action of dressing and grooming to the process of psychotherapy.  We know the fastest way to lift someone out of a depressive mood is to improve the way he or she looks.  Immediately we get a smile, maybe a sigh, maybe a woo-hoo!  It works wonders!  An action-oriented method of communication, expressive image therapy has potential to speed the process of psychotherapy. For some clients, self-expression through dress and grooming may be a corrective experience all on its own.  Client experiences are sensory in nature, be it visual, tactile, or auditory-most likely all three channels encouraging healthy values and attachments, allowing the brain to establish new, more productive, and corrective patterns.  For all clients, the experience of working with clothing design elements in selection, styling, dressing, and grooming can actually energize clients, re-direct attention and focus, alleviate emotional stress, allowing clients to more fully concentrate on issues, adaptive behaviors, and goals.

Thinning and shaping thick brows from below lifts her visual expression and her self perception.

Thinning and shaping thick brows from below lifts her visual expression and her self perception.

Image management consultants, counselors, and expressive image therapists are agents of change.  They invite and encourage clients to engage in a process of self-exploration and self-expression with the objective of communicating thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and experiences in ways not always accomplished with words alone.  To be effective, consultants and therapists give their clients opportunities to become active participants in their own treatment.  Dress and grooming become primary modes of communication.  The process enhances the clients’ ability to quickly communicate in creative and unique ways that are relevant, authentic, and effective-using the senses to bring about change. Image management consultants, counselors, and therapists generally harbor a passion for the art and science of image as well as for the people they are preparing to help.  In providing for their own needs, image therapists continually nurture and develop their own creativity in harmonious dress and grooming.  Function in the field requires a knowledge of visual design in dress and grooming, and the creative process, as well as of human development, psychotherapy, counseling theories and techniques.  It may be practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational, wellness, private practice and community settings with diverse client populations in individual, group, and family therapy formats, enabling clients to practice positive image management, a life skill they need to be prepared and productive adults. As of today, expressive image therapy is virtually unknown in schools and colleges or universities, wellness centers, treatment centers and hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities, and other community or clinical settings.  While it may be practiced to a minimum degree in terms of wardrobing, shopping, or makeover sessions, image therapy is generally unrecognized and undeveloped with the exception of the Conselle Institute of Image Management.

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Anxiety disorder fills the victim with fear. Self expression through self presentation in dress and grooming can literally set them free.

Membership in the Expressive Image Therapy Association signals that we are active participants in the field of image therapy, dedicated to the growth of the field and to increasing knowledge in this specialized therapeutic practice.  If you’d like to know more, or know someone else who may be interested in this career option, contact us at Conselle, 801-224-1207 or judith@conselle.com.

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At the Conselle Institute of Image Management, students come from all over the world to study to become image consultants.

At Conselle, our mission is to make accurate, practical, and valuable image information available in an affordable, enjoyable, and instructional format empowering people to simplify and manage their lives more effectively; empowering people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability in order to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and applying proven strategies of image management.

While attending Conselle, you will learn from Judith Rasband, the first individual to be awarded the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Certified Image Master title, the highest level of certification available in the industry.  By studying with Conselle, you will receive the best and most comprehensive image education available.

The next 15-Day Educational-Training will be held March 5 – 19, 2011 at the Conselle Institute of Image Management in Utah.

Here are photos from a recent Educational Training in 2009.

Sharri, Ann, Katherine, Sarah and Margaret at Robert Redford's Sundance for Lunch

Learning about proper table settings with Judith Rasband (in blue) at the Marriot Hotel in Provo, Utah

“I researched every training program. I called everyone. I chose yours. It gives me everything. Even [your competition] says you give more than they do. That’s exactly what I wanted.”Dalia Berman, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

We invite you to join us for our next Educational Training on July 10 – 24, 2010!  For more information on attending an Education Training at Conselle, please email us at kathy [at] conselle [dot] com or read this recent post, Become an Image Consultant.

Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2009

Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and would love to jumpstart your image consulting career!  Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.

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“Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession”

Become an Image Consultant!

Finding your passion in life and doing what you love is a lot harder than it may seem.  Even if you are lucky enough to identify image as your passion, turning it into a successful business or profession can be impossible without all the “right stuff.”

To become an image consultant, you must acquire essential and proven principle-based concepts, strategies, systems, materials, and tools with life-changing skills allowing you to work at the highest levels of personal and professional effectiveness.

We at the Conselle Institute of Image Management are prepared to be your partner for success.  We invite you to enter an exciting, fulfilling, and financially profitable career as a Conselle certified image management consultant and wardrobe stylist.

We want you to experience the joy of providing life-enhancing seminars and services designed to help each client look and feel fabulous from the inside out.  In the process of helping others, you will experience life-enhancing changes in your own life

To Become an Image Consultant You Are Going Where?

Utah Valley Photo c/o Willie Holdman

Conselle’s newly extended 15-Day Educational-Training is held in beautiful Utah Valley, just South of Salt Lake City, Utah—crossroads of America.  We live with a marvelous advantage in Mountain America.  We see it all, from the best to the worst in fashion and image from all directions.

From Conselle’s vantage point, we’re better able to evaluate with a more objective eye, what comes out of the New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas fashion and image markets—international markets as well.

At Conselle we analyze and synthesize, projecting what works, what doesn’t work, and WHY—enabling us to prosper and continually advance the image industry, now fifty years running.

Receive All the “Right Stuff” for All the Right Reasons!

Conselle’s 15-day Educational-Training in Image Management is the most comprehensive and complete image education program available worldwide.  The Institute itself passes all requirements as a registered post-secondary school.

We have what you’re looking for to become an image consultant—what you need to succeed in the image industry.  The Conselle Educational-Training program provides the foundation on which to build your image career, with the reproducible framework to make it work for you and your clients.

Not to get caught up in the academics of learning, we strive to promote a passion for learning, to nurture the heart and soul of learning—engaging the interest and passion of the participant, and that could be you.

Throughout the program there is a continued application of your new knowledge and skills to achieve practical results with benefits your clients can see immediately.  All interactive exercises and activities are deliberately structured to allow you to put into practice what you have just learned about.

We strive to build your enthusiasm for the topics we present, again, to promote a passion for learning.  We stimulate greater personal development by tailoring subject matter to your interests and passion.  In learning, when you enjoy the process, you make more progress.  Add to that, we aim to introduce elements of fun and surprise into the entire program.  We laugh a lot!

When?

We invite you to join us for our next Educational Training March 5 – 19, 2011!  For more information contact us at kathy [at] conselle [dot] com or call 801-224-1207.

Come to Conselle to Become an Image Consultant

Copyright 2009 Conselle Institute of Image Management

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