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. For the safety of the public many Hypnotherapists are continuing to work remotely, online and will continue to do so until we recieve direct Government guidance.

In the same way you may speak to family or friends on Facetime or Whatsapp (or even just a phone call), you can work with a Hypnotherapist and they will guide you through what to do if you are new to this way of experiencing hypnotherapy.

Contact our Hypnotherapists directly and ask if they are working online. They will be more than happy to support you through the process of working face to face virtually and making your payments online.

NCH Hypnotherapists are guided in best practice for working remotely and using internet platforms to deliver their sessions.

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.

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.

You don’t have to worry alone, NCH Hypnotherapists are 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:

  • 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
  • avoid travel 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 slowly begun lifting restrictions upon social interaction and activities, in fact the Government 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 advice remains, 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 found useful.

Please ensure you maintain the same ethical standards as you would working physically face to face and in keeping with the NCH Code of Ethical Practice: NCH WIKI

During the pandemic, online hypnotherapy can be an effective alternative to face to face sessions and provide much needed continuity for your clients during these challenging times. If you haven’t seen our previous email you can find more details about what is involved in online working here.

Remember, when working with clients whether in person or remotely we are in a position of responsibility, our actions can influence our clients actions. By practicing safety first and self care we are demonstrating that it is imperative to look after ourselves in these unprecedented times.

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

We are continuing to keep you updated as circumstances change and all of us at the NCH wish you a healthy, safe and peaceful time.

*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