Stage hypnosis aside, hypnotherapy has always been a therapy that professionals generally carry out on a face-to-face, one-to-one basis – so why are a new wave of hypnotherapists trying to reinvent the wheel?
According to a recent article featured in the Daily Mail, hypnotherapist Mary Beth Hazeldine has started to offer a hi-tech hypnotherapy alternative in which her busy clients can have their session either via Skype or over the phone.
Originally, Mary Beth introduced the sessions as a way of helping individuals more quickly and conveniently if they required a session out of working hours or when they were unable to visit her office. However, since then she has been overwhelmed by the success of the online scheme and she now delivers most of her sessions this way.
‘My clients are saved the trouble and expense of travelling and I can even offer a big discount because there aren’t the overheads that I have when using my office’, she said.
Well it all sounds fantastic but what’s the catch?
Whilst there are clearly benefits to having hypnotherapy in this way, many potential clients and sceptical fellow hypnotherapists are sure to be asking themselves if indeed delivering sessions over the Internet is as effective as delivering them in person.
Mary Beth’s response to that question is that hypnotherapy can actually be more effective if it is not face to face, because the client is more relaxed in either their own home or another familiar setting – though there is no concrete evidence to support this theory.
What do you think?
Are you seeking hypnotherapy and if so would you consider treatment delivered either over the phone or via Skype? Or are you a hypnotherapist who believes that hypnotherapy delivered in this way could never be as effective as face-to-face delivery?
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View the original Daily Mail article.