Online Hypnotherapy – How does it work?
Online Hypnotherapy (or hypnosis online) has become more and more common, especially since COVID. It is as effective as having hypnotherapy in person, but often there are a number of questions, so here is a FAQ to answer them all:
What is online hypnotherapy?
Online hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to treat a variety of mental and emotional issues using Zoom or other video conferencing technique. I generally prefer Zoom as I have found it very reliable.
How does online hypnotherapy work?
Just as in a in person hypnotherapy session, I guide you into a trance-like state using hypnotic suggestions and visualization. I then help you to address and resolve your issues while in this state.
Is online hypnotherapy effective?
Online hypnotherapy is an effective form of therapy for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, sleep issues, IBS, pain management and behaviour change. It can be as effective as in person hypnotherapy with the added advantage that you can experience it from the comfort of your home.
If hypnotherapy works online, why can’t I just use recordings that I can get from the internet?
Recordings that are freely available on the internet can be a great tool and can get you started. However, they are generic and do not specifically address your unique situation.
When I work with my clients, whether in person or online, I spend a lot of time finding out what is going on for them and what the cause the the issue is. When they are in hypnosis I then use phrases that are specific for them. Often using some of their own language which goes a long way convincing the subconscious mind to change.
Is online hypnotherapy safe?
Yes, online hypnotherapy is generally as safe as in person hypnosis. As a qualified therapist, registered with the Australian Hypnotherapy Association, I know how to conduct a safe hypnotherapy session, in person or online.
Who can benefit from online hypnotherapy?
If you can benefit from hypnotherapy, you can benefit from online hypnotherapy. So, anybody who wants to address emotional or psychological issues, such as anxiety, stress, phobias, IBS or unwanted habits etc.
What should I expect from an online hypnotherapy session?
Similar as to an in-person session, during an online hypnotherapy session, we have a chat about the problem you want to address first . I then guide you into the hypnotic trance. In this state you will do visualisation exercises and receive personalised hypnotic suggestions that help you to overcome your problems.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions needed varies depending on what it is you want to address and other circumstances in your life. Some clients may see results after just a few sessions, while others may need more. I’m generally able to give you rough ballpark idea during a free 30min exploration session.
What computer equipment do I need?
You can simply use your smartphone as long as you can find a way to have it comfortably standing up and so that I can see you. If you have a laptop it can be quite comfortable to lie propped up on a bed or sofa and have the laptop on the lap.
How do I prepare for a online hypnotherapy session?
Find a place where you can be comfortable and undisturbed for the entire duration of the session – quite a few of my clients find lying on their bed to be the perfect place. Switch of any notifications on your computer and have you phone on silence. You want to be comfortable and warm (some clients prefer the feel of a blanket over them) and have some water nearby that you can drink after the session.
You can either lie down or you can sit up, it really depends on what you prefer.
Is online hypnotherapy confidential?
Yes, online hypnotherapy is confidential, just like in-person therapy. I am bound by professional ethics to keep your information private.
Can I get hypnotized if I have trouble relaxing?
Yes, most people can be hypnotized, even if they have trouble relaxing. I will guide you through the process so you can get easily into the trance-like state.
Ready to find out more? Contact me for a free 30min exploration session