If your clients are going to listen to you, you need them to trust you. You build trust by building rapport.

There are many ways to do this, but one of the simplest ways is mirroring.

In this video, IFAST coach Jae Chung addresses

  • What is mirroring?
  • Why do people do it?
  • How can I do it if I’m not good at it?
  • What to do if this feels weird and unnatural

That last bullet is, honestly, the most difficult part of mirroring your clients. Being too aware of it makes you look weird.

Treat it just like training: gradually increase volume and intensity over time.

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Published by Jae Chung

I have a background in teaching the violin, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, English, writing, movement, and habit change. My main athletic accomplishments are spraining both ankles frequently and typing very fast.

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