I am currently researching ways I can help and support deaf people in Hypnotherapy.
Randomly channel hopping at breakfast time this morning I came across the BBC programme “SEE HEAR” on BBC2. It is a monthly news/magazine programme for deaf people. One of the topics was the challenges faced by deaf people accessing services for mental health. Having had my own preliminary hearing test and being acutely aware of establishing rapport with people in hypnotherapy and everyday life, it has occurred to me how hypnotherapy could be used with people who use BSL (sign language) and may need an interpreter.
I have signed up for a basic course in BSL, a skill I have wanted to start learning for a while, but I would really like to hear from anyone with deafness or those close to anyone with deafness who are experiencing problems to share ideas and to see if there is a way I could develop this within our practice.
Thank you! Sue