With hypnosis becoming popular as individuals hypnosis by phone are educated about the benefits and safety of this unique art, there are more hypnotists offering sessions by phone. This might look like a great idea to truly save gas and time, and to be in your, comfortable environment while being tranced. Did it happen by phone? Certainly.
Hypnosis is direct communication with the subconscious mind. It's even possible that many people benefit more from a phone session than an in-person session, because they have a greater level of security, safety and comfort - things that, if missing, can keep someone from reaching a sufficient level of focused awareness for hypnosis. Most techniques which can be found in your own setting can certainly be transferred to phone - all things considered, a hypnotist uses words as tools...
Here's a listing of the benefits and some potential drawbacks of hypnosis by phone.
Hypnosis is an all natural state, much like deep meditation. In your own environment, you might easily feel more comfortable and relax deeper and quicker, attaining a hypnotic state faster. Since hypnosis centers around direct communication together with your subconscious mind, a hypnotist might use you anywhere, provided that you're receptive to it.
Although it's a myth that a hypnotist can control you, and that you maintain awareness in a hypnosis session, a distance session could remove that fear for individuals with nervousness in regards to the issue.
Many people routinely listen to visualization or meditation CDs, or listen to music on their MP3s and are used to listening with headphones (we suggest our phone clients use headphones because of their session, if possible). This familiarity can help the session progress faster and headphones help block out distracting noises, helping the client focus in on the hypnotist's voice.
If privacy is a problem for a client, or if they are shy or nervous, the device creates a barrier that helps them feel safe to allow them to get the entire advantageous asset of the session.
You are able to choose a hypnotist that's not local. You've an option of hypnotists, nationwide. For those people in small towns or far from a nearby hypnotist this is a good benefit. Or when you have not had the opportunity to discover a local hypnotist that you feel confident with, this is a superb option and expands your selection considerably.
Here are some possible drawbacks, and solutions...
The device could get disconnected...It's OK, you won't remain in hypnosis forever or "get lost" in some undescribed place. Your subconscious will there be to guard you - you would simply come back to normal awareness and watch for your hypnotist to call you back and finish the session.
You might fall asleep. This is possible, but unlikely, unless your hypnotist practices only direct suggestion. In that case, the session won't be interactive. A well-trained hypnotist is going to be directing you via an interactive session where you will undoubtedly be answering questions and using mental exercises to resolve your issues. Suggestions may not stick if the initial reason for your issue hasn't been resolved. In either case, your hypnotist should be checking with you consistently to insure you're following with the session and having a reasonable experience. Should you get to sleep, you will either be awakened by your hypnotist, or will awaken naturally after a short nap.