This could be a question or a statement!
I’ll be discussing what’s going on at Kent Holistic Practice this week, but I think like a question after the last coronavirus update by Boris many appear to be asking this to clarify what exactly the new rules mean. To me it’s quite clear, I can’t quite treat all my clients in person as social distancing still applies and unless I can grow extendable arms like inspector gadget or use long sticks to perform massage and reflexology I don’t think my clients would appreciate that methods as nothing beat’s a hands-on treatment, even though I do usually use tools in my treatments with a Kansa tool, massage ball, electronic percussion massager and various other tools to help give a deeper and varied treatment, most of which are well received. So it seems it may not be until July that I can treat my well-missed clients possibly wearing a mask, not a horror type one unless you factor me sans makeup, also handwashing out gelling of the hands by my client apron entering my regularly steam cleaned clinic.
I have fortunately got a few online clients via WhatsApp and FaceTime video to perform Hypnotherapy, coaching and NLP techniques with them , of which I am currently offering at half price including the block bookings which are now extra value so get in there while this amazing offer last depending on how long it takes for the rules to change, but now I’m wondering if I can see such no contact clients in my practice as long as I have my tape measure out to keep the required social distancing rules, I also wonder if God forbid we got within a centimetre so of that required distance what disaster would happen, mind you if I had to wear a mask would they even hear my muffled voice and vice versa, so maybe not a good an idea as they need to actually hear my voice being talk therapy, but one of my trainers, Karl Smith can create trance without words but even then you need to be able to communicate at some point in the session, I’m not quite at that the level even though I’ve been a qualified hypnotherapist or clinical hypnotist since 2004.
This whole shut down originally caused panic about losing all my income as a therapist but it’s amazing how humans can be so resourceful when needs must if it hadn’t of happened I would unlikely be doing sessions online but it’s a good thing as I’ve always wanted and needed to go ahead as it means that I can work with anyone anywhere in the world as long as we can view and hear each other via video, that’s why I offer a free consultation to test it out as some have discovered trying to perch the phone or whatever device on your belly while testing for hypnosis using the hands will somewhat be distracting, and as my clients learn that hypnosis is a natural focused state and unless we develop more than three hands it’s best to set up a session in the right way so my client is not holding a device in their hand it’s not conducive for the often side effect of deep relaxation during a session. Us hypnosis workers need to see our clients throughout the session to gauge trance with certain signs displayed such as swallowing, flushing of the skin, REM of the eyes, breathing rate and so on, so as well as creating rapport, understanding and the trust we also need to make sure the setting is safe and productive which is quite different from seeing clients in person.
I also think that the future will include more of therapy being used online in this ever-increasing busy world, it saves time travelling, saves time needing to dress smartly below the waste or tidy the whole room, just the part that the client can see around and behind you from their screen, so many benefits from online as apposed to person there in front of you in the flesh as it were.
So thank you NHS workers and other front line people out there and thank you technology for allowing me to continue to help some of those I can't physically help in person at my practice or their homes.
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