A SHORTish GDPR implementation checklist, for health and wellbeing practitioners and therapists

I find it all very confusing. Just when I’ve spent a few hours figuring something out and deciding to set something in place, I then hear from someone else that we don’t have to set that thing in place. There’s reams of info, with clauses about this and that and the other.

So I reckonreduce your stress and prevent pulling out your hair, put a whole bunch of stuff in place, cover your back, then you don’t have to worry about anything.

I’ve made this list as concise as possible, and here is another list, which you really need to read as well, as it considers other elements of GDPR.

Don’t believe everything I say. However, if you implement my suggestions, you can save yourself a lot of time and energy AND play it safe. You might not need to do everything on this list and my previous list, however I figure, if you do all of this, then you can say you are offering best practice for everything.

There is so much to read and lots of conflicting advice, so I hope I’m interpreting it all correctly.

The 3 blog posts I’ve written are my interpretation and what I believe is best practice to get GDPR ready.

Get informed through other channels and do let me know if you find conflicting advice. 

Does your website need a cleanse?

I’m placing a bet on the fact that your website needs some attention. I know both of mine do!

There is a lot to consider when the new year comes around. And one of them could be setting yourself up a plan to attend to your website. Like body cleanses are “the thing” to do in January, why not do a website cleanse?

Or we can choose to not get caught up in the whole January thing and let leave this till February. Or even March.

Which ever you choose, RIGHT NOW, set a NON MOVABLE MEETING DATE with yourself to assess and cleanse your website.

  • Set aside 1 hour…that’s all!
  • Note down what you need to change.
  • Those changes can then take place throughout the year.

Now here is the key to change and cleansing…

I picked up this little beauty in a massage supervision session, from Nicola Damery, who is also one of my web clients.

It’s great to have goals. And after you have set them, you need micro-steps to help you achieve the goals.

For example:

Goal: Edit 4 pages of content on my site by the end of May

Microsteps: Schedule in 1 hour (non movable time) a month, for the next four months. Edit 1 page each session.

Micro-steps help things become more achievable

With the above example in mind, can you see how a task that actually seems like a lot of work, turns out to be 1 hour a week for 4 months? That’s really not a lot is it?

Feel better about blogging – get a blogging buddy

OMG, Not the ‘B word’ I hear you say!

Yes, the B word!

I know you feel it is a nightmare. I know you question whether or not you have to do. And I certainly know you don’t want to blog, let alone say the B word.

You wonder what on earth you’ll blog about. You wonder who on earth will read it.

Quite frankly, it’s all too much to think about, let alone set into action.

As a small business owner you do really need to be blogging. And there are many reasons why, but I’ll save that for another blog post.

Let’s just say for now, you accept you need to blog. Now its time to get jiggy with it. It’s time to turn that blog frown upside down.

Here are 3 blogging tips for you:

Why WordPress? Why The Webmistress?

Why WordPress?

We use WordPress to create and manage your website.

We use it because it is:

  • the most popular website platform today
  • stylish and up-to-date
  • easy for you to edit and update
  • easily found by Search Engines, helping your site be seen by more of your prospective clients
  • a great format for mobiles (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android etc), ensuring your site appears exactly the same as it would on a computer
  • and blog integration into your site is seamless, which helps your Search Engine results

Why The Webmistress?

A long term relationship based on trust, truth, honesty and understanding is what we pride ourselves on.

We specialise in websites for the holistic community, so if you’re a therapist, practitioner, group, etc – we’re here to help you establish your presence on the internet.