How Does a Feng Shui Consultation Work?
This blog on “How does a Feng Shui Consultation Work” addresses the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients considering a consultation. Our goal is simple: To make you feel as comfortable as possible, so you can get the most out of your consultation. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to email us or call 716.863.8561.
FYI: That’s a photo of a Chinese LoPan. Basically, it’s a professional Feng Shui Compass that Linda will bring to your consultation. More on compass readings a bit later.
What is a Feng Shui Consultation?
A Feng Shui consultation is a professional Feng Shui analysis of your home. The analysis is conducted room- by- room to help you create balance and harmony throughout your space. By working with the recommended natural elements, you can create optimal Chi (energy) flow and support your personal empowerment. During the consultation, Linda will explain how the elements relate to color suggestions, shapes, materials and furniture arrangements in your home or office.
Who will do my consultation?
Linda Ellson, President and Owner of Feng Shui Your World and a certified Feng Shui Practitioner with over 18 years of professional experience conducts all Feng Shui consultations both residential and commercial for the company. To learn more about Linda, please read her bio.
How does the consultation begin?
Linda begins the consultation by taking a compass reading of the direction of your home and working with the Flying Star formula used in classical Feng Shui to analyze the energetic patterns of your space. Then, she will share the results for those readings as you tour the home room-by-room together. During the tour, she’ll make recommendations on what will best support your space. In addition to color recommendations, Linda may include suggestions such as placing a potted plant in a particular room or changing the position of your bed.
How long will it last?
The average consultation last 2 hours depending on the size of the home or office.
My house is a bit cluttered. I feel awkward about Linda coming to my home.
Clutter is a growing issue in our culture as we gather increasing amounts of stuff. Therefore, Linda regularly encounters clients dealing with this issue. (She’s even held a number of seminars and discussion groups on this topic for clients over the years). There’s no judgment in the consultation. Linda’s goal is simply to help you move forward in life through the use of Feng Shui. Our experience shows that implementing Feng Shui principles into your home can begin to help shift the energy in your home. As a result, it can actually be easier to de-clutter. So, please put aside your hesitation and contact us for a consultation. Read our blog on “De-cluttering with Feng Shui” for some easy tips to help you.
What will I need to prepare for my consultation?
Linda will need the year your home was built and the years of any major renovations (these are updates that alter the footprint of your home such as changing the placement of doors or windows and any additions.) She’ll also need the date of birth of all individuals residing in the home. If you have a copy of your floor plan to share that is a plus! Then, sit back and relax. Take a few minutes to think about what is important in your life and how you would like that to unfold. Feng Shui helps to both create a comfortable environment in your space and empower your life goals.
Is Feng Shui a religion?
No, not at all. It is a theory of energetic forces and patterns that was discovered and developed by ancient Chinese sages over three thousand years ago. Basically, Feng Shui looks to balance the elements of nature (water, wood metal, earth and fire) in your environment through the use of color, shapes, materials and layout of your home or office. The same basic principles apply to other Chinese arts such as Qigong, Tai Chi and acupuncture.
What if my partner/spouse or family is disinterested in Feng Shui? Or, even a bit resistant to the idea?
First of all, know that you are not alone. This is a fairly common response. The nature of ‘resistance’ varies greatly and each situation needs to be individually addressed. In some cases, while a family member is not receptive, he or she simply doesn’t want to be involved and is not particularly interested in what color a wall might be painted or how furniture is arranged.
Often times, it is simply enough to conduct the Feng Shui consultation when the person is out of the home or business. In other cases, there may be a territorial feeling about a personal space, such as teenagers sometimes have about their rooms. And that needs to be respected. Lots can still be done throughout the rest of the home. Then in other instances, there may be misunderstandings of what Feng Shui will involve. That it will be expensive, necessarily disruptive or require the living space to reflect a particular décor style. None of these are true. If you are scheduling a consultation and have these concerns, please discuss them with Linda. She will gladly share her experience and provide suggestions based on your particular situation.
How do I schedule my Feng Shui Consultation?
Simply email us or call us at 716.863.8561. Please include your name, telephone number and time of day you are looking for an appointment. From there, Linda will contact you with some potential dates. Appointments are available throughout the week at various times to accommodate today’s hectic schedules. Feng Shui Your World is headquartered in the Buffalo Niagara region. If you live outside a 50 mile radius of the area, phone and long distance video consultations are available. Or, Linda will gladly travel to your location for a travel fee to cover the additional expenses involved.
How does a remote long distance Feng Shui Consultation work?
Linda offers long distance consultations remotely by phone, Skype, Facebook Video Messenger or Zoom. Prior to your consultation, she will ask you to provide the same information as for an in-home consultation. This includes the year your home was built and the years of any major renovations along with a floor plan. Major renovations are updates that alter the footprint of your home such as changing the placement of exterior doors or windows and any additions. If you don’t have a copy of your floor plan, we’ll ask you to do a rough sketch. This will give Linda a sense of the layout of your home. She’ll also need the date of birth of all individuals residing in the home.
With this information, she’ll then begin her behind scenes analysis for you. Linda will prepare working copies of the Pa Qua map, power direction charts and a marked up floor plan if you have it. Prior to your call, she’ll email all the documents to you.
How much does a consultation cost?
Please contact us to receive a quote for your particular home or business as pricing can vary based on a number of factors. This includes size, property type (residential or commercial), complexity of the space, and if travel will be required.
Check out these articles from our online library to learn more.
“Linda Ellson: Feng Shui for the Home”
Learn the basics about Feng Shui in this interview in Buffalo Spree Magazine with Linda Ellson, Certified Feng Shui Practitioner.
“A Home (or Office) in Total Harmony”
Discover how Teresa Lawrence used Feng Shui in her home to create harmony and balance.
“Art of Feng Shui Employed in Buffalo Offices”
See how Feng Shui helped create a productive and harmonious work environment for two businesses.