Making the most of an Online SessionJan 15, 2020
If you have clicked on this blog post you are more than likely thinking about booking or maybe have booked an Online Session with a therapist or supervisor...
Online Sessions are becoming more popular as many therapists find the need to connect with their clients online and vice versa.
If you are thinking about booking an online session I would like to offer you four tips to make the session as supportive as possible...
Make sure you have privacy
Maybe you could use your office, home office or maybe a spare room in your house. Ask your colleagues (if at work) / family or house mates not to disturb you during this time, as you are on an important call.
Make sure to use earphones or headphones
Apart from the sound being a lot clearer when using headphones, it also offers more privacy for you. As the sound coming from your computer or mobile device would be for your ears only.
Turn off distractions
Turning off any background noise like radios and televisions will help and even more important, whether you are on your laptop or on your mobile device, turn off any notifications, pop-ups or incoming calls that could distract you from your session. The "Do Not Disturb" setting on most mobile devices, silences other incoming calls, video calls and notifications while you are on the call or video call with your therapist.
Cyberspace can be Sacred space
Often times when a client uses an online session for the first time, they often spend a lot of time during the session talking about how "weird" it is... I know that an Online Session will never replace an "In-Person" Session with the therapist. But if you create the intention that this time Online is still time for you and maybe write down some things that you would like to talk about, during the session. This will help you to create a therapeutic space with your therapist online.
I hope that you will find these few tips helpful. I have done many therapy and even sound therapy sessions online with clients - and some actually prefer it, as it fits better with their schedules. Give it a go! You might be amazed at how hugely supportive and effective it is.
Wishing you well on your continuing healing journey!
From my heart to yours,