Remote sessions can feel different from office sessions, though my experience is that they can be just as effective. Following are some suggestions for approaching remote sessions.
- Make sure you find a quiet, confidential space where you won't be interrupted.
- The setup will generally work much better if you use headphones or earbuds (rather than open speakers). Otherwise there can be feedback and distortion of the sound.
- If you usually use the couch in session, consider lying down for the remote session.
- On the phone or screen, there can be a natural tendency to fill the space with talk. However, just as in sessions when we're in the same room, silences (even long ones) are often a useful and important part of the process. Don't be afraid of them.
- We may want to think together during our sessions about how the technology is impacting our work and our process.
If we have scheduled a telephone session, at the time of your visit please call my main number (206.577.3727) and when you hear the outgoing message begin, press '0' to connect to my cellphone. I will be expecting your call.
I use the Zoom virtual meeting platform for video sessions. Once we have scheduled a video session, I will e-mail you a message with information on how to connect.
If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download a version of the software the first time you try to join a meeting. If you prefer, you can download a version of the Zoom Client ahead of time. At the link, there are various versions of it for different types of computers and devices, including a mobile version to use on your phone.
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