NCH Coronavirus update

For those seeking Hypnotherapy

Owing to the Government’s most recent update to the lockdown measures, Hypnotherapists are preparing for how they intend to reopen their face to face, in person practices. Many Hypnotherapists are continuing to work remotely, online, however a significant number of Hypnotherapists have returned back to full practice, with strict adherence to Government guidelines.

Whether you prefer an in person appointment or to work with a Hypnotherapist online, you can be assured that both means are equally as effective.

NCH Hypnotherapists work confidentially and securely following the NCH Code of ethics even online so it is really important for you to also have a safe space to conduct your session, ideally without interruption, in the same way you would expect a physically face to face session to be.

Contact our Hypnotherapists directly and ask if they are working online or have returned back into full time practice. They will be more than happy to support you through the process of working face to face virtually and making your payments online.

Don’t be afraid to ask our Hypnotherapists what their online working will look like, what methods they use both for the Hypnotherapy and what way they communicate. Over the lockdown period, our members have reported just how successful online Hypnotherapy has been and many are considering incorporating working online as an ongoing aspect of their practice.

You don’t have to worry alone, NCH Hypnotherapists are always here to help you through these difficult times.

How to avoid catching and spreading Coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

Make sure you:

  • continue to wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • wear a mask on public transport
  • work from home, if you can
  • comply with Government restrictions regarding social distancing not participating in social gatherings other than in strict compliance with the regulations.
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

NCH Members

Our exceptional circumstances have been changing regularly regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. As of the time of writing the Government have lifted restrictions upon social interaction and activities, and have issued new guidance, where you cannot work online you should return to work. This guidance is qualified by strict measures of social distancing, all of which are available on the Government website.

Our NCH advice remains, in line with the most recent Government guidelines, if you can work online, you should. 

Our WIKI  (you will need to log in) contains regular updates and we sent out guidance on working remotely which we hope you find useful.

The same ethical standards apply whether you work physically face to face or online, either way you must maintain the NCH Code of Ethical Practice: NCH WIKI

Online hypnotherapy can be an effective alternative to face to face sessions and provide continuity for your clients. If you haven’t seen our previous email you can find more details about what is involved in online working here.

When working with clients whether in person or remotely we are in a position of responsibility, our actions can influence our clients actions. By practising safety first and self care we are demonstrating that it is imperative to look after ourselves in these unprecedented times. If you are considering returning to full practice or have just done so please be sure to have read and digested the NCH Back to work Document.

The situation is ever changing and will continue to be for the foreseeable future and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure we act in accordance with the Government guidelines and restrictions both national and local.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

*Do contact your insurers to confirm cover for online work and comply with their requirements as all insurance companies are different.

Some useful sites:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wn-cov-guidance-for-primary-care

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

If you have any questions regarding Covid19 concerns and practice please get in touch:

ethics@hypnotherapists.org.uk