This is traditionally the moment when many of our members would have been gearing up to help people overcome their minor fears around flying abroad for their summer holidays.
This year and things are starting look quite similar to the travel bans of 2020 as the ability to travel overseas continues to hang in the balance.
Of course, we should always remember the scale of the problem which has been faced around the world over the past 12 to 18 months, and, as such, prudence may caution against travel.
We may also find continued lockdowns may see some people reaching the limits of their ‘surge capacity,’ and, as such, they may be looking to reach out for help.
Ensuring our own ‘stress bucket’ levels remain nice and low is crucial when we’re meeting clients for the first time in the safety of a secure online platform.
Projecting that cool calm aura of confidence can really help establish a good rapport and be beneficial for the therapeutic alliance.
And that means practising what we preach! Listening to a hypnotherapy practitioner’s relaxation recording can really make all the difference.
Likewise, making sure you have a tidy and suitable backdrop allows our brains to understand the importance of order and structured thought in producing suitable positive, solution focused responses to situations.
Once the government has said that our sector can return to meeting people on a one to one basis then we recommend liaising with your practice manager and insurer to see what steps you need to take to try to ensure a safer environment for your clients and, of course, yourself.
All of the latest advice and guidance, regarding Covid 19, can be found on the government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
With the vaccination programme continuing at a fast pace, we can provide some help for people looking overcome doubts about needles.
Working on reducing stress bucket levels and removing the negative ‘template,’ before replacing it with some positive imagery, may make all the difference for someone whose fears may have caused them to turn down the chance for the jab.
We hope you’ve had a pleasant Easter and we look forward to sharing more hypnotherapy news with you next month.