Top Tips For Recording Your Hypnotherapy Scripts
Technology has revolutionized the way hypnotherapists produce high-quality audio recordings. However, many in this field still harbor a ‘technophobia’. But, there’s no need for this fear. In this blog, we’re going to be exploring top tips for recording your hypnotherapy scripts. By the end, you’ll be ready to tackle this challenge head on.
Consider my mother’s initial fear of the internet, thinking she might ‘break it’. Over time, she realized her fears were unfounded. Similarly, hypnotherapists can embrace technology to enhance their practice.
Why Embrace Technology?
From a business perspective, audio recordings of hypnotherapy scripts are invaluable. They can be used for marketing, offered to clients, or sold online. Considering the affordability of technology, hypnotherapists can produce professional-quality recordings with minimal investment.
Some believe professional studios are necessary for quality recordings, but excellent results are achievable at home. This approach is cost-effective and skill-enhancing.
1. The equipment
This is an easy one. Most of us have a computer. If it is a laptop, chances are it may already have a built-in microphone. Having said that, the quality of these can be sketchy at best and so if you are going to spend money, it may be worth spending a little bit on a decent quality microphone that you can either plug into your line-in or USB on your computer. I’d always recommend a USB microphone as this will simply be plug in and use as opposed to line-in where you may need to adjust settings on your computers sound card.
You may also want to consider getting what is known as a ‘pop filter’ for your microphone. This is a filter that goes between you and the microphone so that when you say any sound that involves a great expulsion of air than normal (such as B or P words), then it helps to ensure that it doesn’t cause distortion in the recording.
2. The environment
Ensuring that you have a quiet environment to record in is going to be vital to the quality of your recording. You’ll need to find an environment not too dissimilar to your hypnotherapy environment; peaceful and where you can record with no interruptions. As much as technology has done wonderful things over the years, it still isn’t at a point where it is going to automatically and easily remove the sounds of pets, traffic and demanding kids and/or partners from your recordings.
As unusual as it may sound, if space permits, recording in your closet can be an ideal solution. The clothes will help to dampen any natural reverb that may occur, given your recording a more intimate feel.
3. The software
This is another easy one for you; there is a free piece of software called Audacity that you can download and install which will provide you with all your hypnotherapy recording needs. It works across multiple platforms (Windows, MAC and Linux) and provides you with not only the ability to record easily but also to edit and apply effects. Once you’ve finished recording your vocal take, you’ll also be able to add background music as well as adjusting the volume to ensure that your voice isn’t lost in the mix. Once finished, you’ll be able to export it as a WAV or MP3 to make it easier to apply to your clients.
4. Making your Hypnotherapy Recording
When you’re doing your recording, it may be wise to have your script on an iPad or tablet so that you can read it and ‘turn the page’ without making too much noise. If you make a mistake, don’t stop and start all over again. Instead, simply pause, clap, and repeat from the start of the previous sentence. This will create a spike in your audio waveform (that is the visual representation of your recording) to help identify where the mistake is and to quickly edit it out using the highlight and delete function in Audacity.
In my experience, hypnotherapists also tend to forget that they’re recording a hypnotherapy session and can find themselves working through the script faster than they would if the client was there. Take a moment to get yourself into ‘the zone’, even if it means closing your eyes, taking a deep breath and visualising your client in front of you or recalling that time you felt you gave a brilliant session. To be able to ensure that you pace yourself appropriately while recording will make the difference between editing out a few mistakes and having to re-record the whole thing.
5. More information
Not wanting to blow my own trumpet however my range of online courses based on my successful ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ has been receiving great feedback from those who have invested their time to learn. You can see the current range of options on the links below, but check out what some people have said about the course recently.
Think back to when you first learned how to become a hypnotherapist. You might recall that feeling of excitement and nervousness as you learned all these new techniques. As you began to work with people, you may have found that you got it right but then sometimes got it wrong. It was about experimentation and experience that allowed you to become better and better until you became the professional clinical hypnotherapist you are now. It’s the same thing with learning any new skill, you will experience moments of conscious incompetence when you first begin until such time that you have practised and experienced enough to feel more confident. It’ll be exactly the same as you learn new skills around recording however once you have got them down pat, you’ll begin to realise that this is actually a lot more fun, easy and enjoyable than what you ever anticipated and that you have nothing to worry about all along.
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