Due to COVID-19, people all over the world have been obligated to work from home, some for the very first time.
When something is new to you, it can take some time to get used to, and the first few days or weeks are usually an adjustment period.
While virtual and office sessions do have their similarities – they also have their share of differences.
At the office, patients are generally seated on a comfortable chair or sofa just a few feet away from their therapist.
While at home, patients can sit or stand anywhere they like, whether it be their car, yard, or bathroom.
Our environment has a significant impact on our behaviour, thoughts, and attitude. Having sessions from the comfort of home can help patients and therapists establish a new bond.
Of course, all therapists want their office to feel like a safe space.
But at the end of the day, an office is still an office, and there is no place like home.
Our homes are the one place we can be ourselves and feel at ease – making them an ideal place to organize virtual sessions.
Coronavirus has taught us a lot both professionally and personally, and for that we are grateful. Who knows – perhaps in the future, online therapy will become the new normal. We’ll just have to wait and see.