Getting help: The remarkable benefits of online hypnotherapy

Today, in a world where technology continues to shape our experiences, online hypnotherapy becomes another choice. Some people will already feel comfortable using online services, while others may be more cautious, especially if they lack confidence in using a computer or wonder if they can get the same results.


Hypnotherapy has been delivered this way for many years, and yes, it can still provide the same benefits as visiting a therapist in their office. But what are the unique benefits of online hypnotherapy compared to seeing a hypnotherapist in their office?

Let's start by considering what we mean by online hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy online can be delivered asynchronously by just listening to audio recordings. Some recordings may be generalised for help, such as sleep or nail biting, while others may be individually prepared to meet your needs.

In contrast, synchronous or real-time online hypnotherapy is like having hypnotherapy face-to-face with the therapist in their office. Online platforms are used to host the sessions on your computer. Probably the most used delivery method is via Zoom because it has become well-known since the Covid lockdowns and is easy to use. However, other platforms are also used.

7 benefits of online hypnotherapy

Here are some reasons why an online service might be your preferred method of accessing a hypnotherapist.

1. Convenience and accessibility

You can find a hypnotherapist from anywhere in the world who meets your needs at a time and price that suits you. This ease of access also means you can easily find a specialist or someone with years of experience and other supporting qualifications. For example, if you have a medical problem, you may prefer to choose a hypnotherapist with a medical background.

2. Comfort as you are in your familiar surroundings

You can sit in your comfortable armchair and adjust the temperature to suit you. It's also a private area where you control things.

3. Flexible scheduling

You can book sessions online at a time that suits you. For example, if you are a night worker, you will find hypnotherapists that provide nighttime sessions because they are in other parts of the world. You may also want someone who speaks a different language. With online booking systems, you can book sessions at a convenient time and also pay securely online.

4. Reduced stigma

You may have a personal problem, such as a sexual issue, that you might feel embarrassed talking about. However, as you speak to the screen, online hypnotherapy makes it much easier to talk to the therapist and explain the problem.

5. Easier for people with mobility problems, agoraphobia or social anxiety

Online hypnotherapy makes the whole process more manageable if you struggle to get out of the house or feel shy or awkward when meeting new people.

6. Consistent support if you need to travel

If you are a business person who travels a lot, you need the ability to have regular therapy sessions to get the most benefit. With online hypnotherapy, you can connect wherever you are. This support also works for people moving house or going on holiday if they want to continue services.

7. Group sessions

Although it is possible to have group sessions in an office or unique venue, online group sessions allow you to meet new people through workshops and get hypnotherapy at a reduced cost. There are lots of hypnotherapy weight management progammes online.

In conclusion, online hypnotherapy has many benefits that may not seem evident initially. Furthermore, you can often book an online free initial consultation to try out the process first. The digital world makes things possible, meaning your path to positive change could be just a click away.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Linda Witchell, MSc Hypnosis, HPD, MSc Psychology. Stress/anxiety specialist
Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS

Linda Witchell is a qualified hypnotherapist, counsellor, coach, trainer/supervisor and author. She runs her full-time hypnotherapy practice, Awaken the Change, established in 2007 in Bournemouth, Dorset. She also offers an online hypnotherapy service. Linda specialises in stress and anxiety issues, fears and phobias, and bereavement and loss.

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