With COVID-19 looming and evolving, many people don’t want to visit their doctors in person. As a result, many patients are choosing online hypnotherapy sessions instead. Virtual hypnotherapy allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of hypnotherapy from the comforts and safety of your home. Yet, you might be wondering whether or not online hypnotherapy is as effective as face-to-face hypnotherapy. 

Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both virtual and in-person.


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What is Online Hypnotherapy?

Online hypnotherapy is where hypnotherapists deliver their sessions to clients via the internet. Leveraging safe and encrypted virtual platforms, such as Zoom, Skype, or Facetime, patients meet with their hypnotherapist in real-time. Online sessions are structured in the same fashion as in-person sessions. However, instead of hearing and seeing each in person, you engage through your device instead.  

How Effective is Online Hypnotherapy?

Studies have shown that virtual therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy. In fact, it can be more effective. Hypnosis is a natural state that you can achieve without being in the same room as the hypnotherapist. As long as you can see and hear your hypnotherapist, you’ll experience the same benefits as seeing them face-to-face. 

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Similar to in-person sessions, you’ll pick a date and time that works for your online session. Once you’ve decided on your appointment time, you’ll receive a link from your hypnotherapist to login for your session. This link is secure and safe, and only you and your hypnotherapist will have access to it. Once you sign in, you’ll be virtually “face-to-face” with your therapist. 

Virtual hypnotherapy uses the same set of techniques to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state. Your online hypnotherapist will use verbal repetition and mental images during a hypnotic trance-like state. During this trance-like state, you’ll enter a state of heightened focus and concentration. 

advantages of online hypnotherapyAdvantages of Online Hypnotherapy?

The advantages of online therapy are in line with the benefits of face-to-face hypnotherapy.

  • No need to travel
  • Comfort in a familiar environment
  • Save the time and money associated with travel to and from your sessions
  • Flexible appointment times
  • 100% COVID-19 safe
  • 100% safe and secure

While there are many advantages to participating in on-line hypnotherapy, there are a few disadvantages. During your sessions you want to be sure you are free of distractions. This can be difficult if you pick a time when your children or family are home. You also need to ensure you have a great internet connection and that you understand how to use Zoom, Skype, or Facetime before you login to your session.


AB Mindworks Hypnotherapy 

At AB Mindworks, Annie uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help patients understand the triggers and root causes of their habits and behaviours to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, including sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more. Given the current nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, AB Mindworks is happy to offer our clients safe and secure access to online hypnotherapy sessions.


Contact us to learn more.

Annie Brown - Best Dubai Hypnotherapy

Annie Browne - Hypnotherapist

Following a 35 year medical and teaching career I became a licensed clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. I am registered with the General Council for Hypnotherapy Standards, (GHSC) and am practicing online worldwide. A keen golfer, and having a Sports Science degree, I help golfers with their ‘mental’ game. Many professional golfers have benefitted from hypnosis to help with their focus, concentration and stop the negative thoughts that interfere with their game. I am working with amateur and professional golfers to do the same and bring their handicaps down.

As a hypnotherapist, I help people to quit smoking in just one session and give a lifetime guarantee. With the Virtual Gastric Band weight loss programme I have helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds easily and effortlessly. I can also help sufferers deal with fears, phobias and anxiety, and many other problems. As a qualified teacher, I am also helping young people cope with exam stress.