How does Online Hypnotherapy work?
Online Hypnotherapy is simple, safe, effective and economical
Maybe you find that your lifestyle and commitments make it difficult for you to travel to see a therapist, or perhaps you simply prefer the convenience or privacy of communicating online? We use Skype or Zoom to provide fast, reliable, safe and confidential interactive therapy - whatever your location or situation. But is online therapy as effective as traditional, in-person therapy sessions? Please read on ..
Why should I use online hypnotherapy?
From the client's perspective, there are many benefits of using online hypnotherapy. You can choose a therapist anywhere in the world with online coaching! You don't need to spend additional money on travelling to the therapist's office, and in the winter you don't need to leave your warm home or struggle with difficult conditions. Without travelling time it's easier to fit a therapy session into your daily schedule - indeed, you can work with your therapist from your office, hotel, or holiday resort. Some clients may find it difficult to leave home because of caring responsibilities, mobility issues, transport limitations, or a physical or psychological problem (such as agoraphobia) and online therapy may be a first step in their recovery.
Your initial telephone consultation is FREE (standard price sessions only). Thereafter, the usual cost of a session is £75 (with a pre-paid block of three sessions costing £195). Duration is normally about one hour, although the first session may be somewhat longer at no additional cost. The four-session weight loss package costs £280, the two-hour 'quit smoking' offer is £130 and the ASCENT fear of flying course costs £195.
But does online hypnotherapy work?
Yes! Online hypnotherapy techniques may sometimes vary slightly from those provided in a direct face-to-face session (largely to safeguard the client's safety and wellbeing) but because some clients feel more relaxed and comfortable working in the familiar surroundings of their own home, they find that this has a positive effect on the outcome of their therapy. Experience has shown that online hypnotherapy can be just as effective as traditional in-person therapy, with the same outcomes and considerations as normal hypnotherapy. Indeed, recent research has even suggested that online therapy "is at least as effective as equivalent face-to-face therapy and can be more effective". It is not necessary to be in the same room as the therapist to enter into hypnosis - it is a natural state that we all acquire throughout the our day (read the information about hypnosis on the FAQ page to learn more).
What happens in an online hypnotherapy session?
This is something we’ll discuss in your initial, FREE consultation - this may be done either during the course of your telephone contact call or may be arranged for when more time is available and can be by phone or online. The initial consultation allows time for you to discuss your issues, ask any questions that you may have and satisfy yourself that hypnotherapy is the appropriate way forward to tackling them effectively. No actual hypnosis is involved in this consultation.
Your first hypnotherapy session will consist of chatting about your situation, setting your personal goals for the therapy and answering any questions you have. We will then talk about how hypnotherapy is going to help you before effective techniques are used that will allow you to relax into a safe hypnotic state. While you are relaxed, therapeutic suggestions are given which are appropriate to your situation. Typically, online sessions are one hour in duration to avoid 'Zoom fatigue', but we will remain flexible in order to best support you. Your first session is somewhat longer (no additional cost) as there needs to be time to fully discuss your case and explain the process. We will prepare bespoke session content to address your particular needs and circumstances.
Email support and appropriate resources are provided to help you monitor and maintain progress. You may benefit from completing practical 'homework' tasks to maximise the effect of the sessions. We have clients who prefer weekly sessions, others once a month. If you’re not sure what is right for you, we’ll work it out together – no pressure.
What are the requirements to access online hypnotherapy?
A reliable and stable broadband connection is necessary, although we will put in place safeguards in case of a connection failure - you won't be left 'stuck' in hypnosis!
Desktop, laptop, tablet, or even smartphone with a decent sound and camera. Your device needs to be securely supported and not hand-held. Remember to switch-off other notifications before the session to avoid alerting interruptions.
Although you can access Zoom meetings using your web browser, the software can be downloaded free of charge by clicking this link.
A quiet and comfortable space, where you are unlikely to be disturbed and where you can speak in private. A comfortable chair, or a couch will help you to relax.
Headphones or earpieces will enhance the experience, but are not essential.
A phone available in case of loss of connection.
OK - so what do I do now?
Go to the Booking & Contact page!
Have a think about what you want to achieve, what your short and longer term goals are and what are your priorities for the process. Also make a list of questions - be prepared so that you get as much as possible from your initial enquiry. We are happy to chat and every client is dealt with in a respectful manner. We WANT TO HELP! It doesn't matter whether you are in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, USA, Australia - in fact anywhere in the world (maybe you are mobile). The only three major requirements are: a reasonable understanding of the English language (hypnotherapy is a verbal therapy); the desire for change and the ability to connect online.