As much as I love working with my clients face to face, it isn’t always possible for them to come to my practice room. Fortunately, as a talking therapy, hypnotherapy requires no ‘hands-on’ contact and so it can be done just as effectively online, in the comfort of your own home, as it can face to face.
Considerations for Online Hypnotherapy
Working online brings with it some considerations that we don’t have to think about when working face to face:
Will I be able to be hypnotised online?There are a number of techniques that I use to get my clients into trance. A number of these techniques involve no contact and work perfectly well remotely.
What happens if the connection drops while you are under hypnosis?
This is highly unlikely, but there is always a small chance that the internet connection can drop during the session. In order to reduce the impact if this were to occur, as I put you into hypnosis I will give your subconscious mind instruction that if I should go quiet for a period of time (usually between 30-60 seconds) then you will naturally and peacefully drift back into full awareness. So should the connection drop you will come out of trance and then we can reconnect to continue the session.
What if you are interrupted by someone (or a pet!) during the session?
If you are interrupted during the session you can deal with the interruption and then we can continue, but ideally you will be in a quiet room and you will ask your family to leave you in peace during the session. If you have cats or dogs then you will need to ensure that they are kept in a different room.
Requirements for Online Hypnotherapy
In order for you to participate in online hypnotherapy you will need the following:
a quiet room
a good reliable internet connection
a device capable of video chats. This can be a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC
I use Zoom for online therapy. All my meetings are password protected to ensure that no unwanted visitors can interrupt or ‘listen in’ on our sessions. For those of you not familiar with Zoom, I will send you simple instructions before we meet to ensure everything goes smoothly.
If you prefer to use a different platform we can discuss this before we start our first session.