The novel coronavirus has been in the news as the disease continues to spread and it is causing concern and anxiety for many people. The Madison Hypnosis Center takes the corona virus pandemic seriously. I have taken the following steps to improve safety and reduce the transmission of the virus in the coming weeks or months:
-While cleanliness has always been a priority at the center, I will be regularly disinfecting surfaces used by customers, including surfaces in the common area
-I will be implementing a hand-washing protocol between clients
-I will be rescinding the 24hr cancellation policy for cancellations due to illness of any kind, and encourage you to stay home in times of illness for your personal health and that of others.
As always, hypnosis sessions can be conducted online by Skype or Zoom to limit in-person contact if necessary or preferable. Sessions through video conferencing are just as effective as in-person sessions, though they use a third-party software and are beholden to the privacy policies of those platforms.
In addition to taking steps to improve safety, there are several ways hypnosis can help with the outbreak. Hypnosis can be used to help deal with the stress and anxiety surrounding the events taking place. While hypnosis obviously cannot eliminate the virus, it can help you to approach the situation with clarity and preparedness and to reduce stress. And we all know stress reduction is good for the immune system!
It has been recommended by health agencies to keep your hands away from your face, particularly your eyes, nose, mouth and ears. This is great advice, but face touching is often an automatic subconscious behavior. Hypnosis can help you keep your hands away from your face if you find you are having trouble doing so on your own. This is a program I already offer in the form of nail-biting, hair-pulling, or skin picking, and is quite an effective method for gaining control over keeping your hands away from your face.
I look forward to continuing to work with you and providing excellent hypnosis services in a way that best serves you.