Hypnosis is not normally accessible to patients living in remote areas. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of providing hypnosis via videoconferencing, using ISDN at 384 kbit/s. Eleven of 15 patients invited to do so took part. Ten of the 11 stated that they were satisfied with the video-hypnosis session and all indicated that they would like to have further video-hypnosis sessions in the future. Sound quality and image quality were acceptable during nearly all sessions, in spite of some interference as a result of technical problems and weather conditions. The results suggest that hypnosis can be provided successfully via videoconferencing.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of telemedicine and telecare|
|Issue number||Suppl. 2|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2002|
Simpson, S. A., Jones, M., Morrow, E., Ferguson, J., & Brebner, E. M. (2002). Video-hypnosis: the provision of specialized therapy via videoconferencing. Journal of telemedicine and telecare, 8(Suppl. 2), 78-79.