Apps in Hypnotherapy
People with smartphones (or iPads) have access to a large number of apps, including apps offering hypnotherapy. This relatively new phenomenon is interesting and is a logical extension of the way hypnotherapists have been working for some time. Sometimes hypnotherapists can help a client make the change they want to make in a single session. More often it takes a little longer and the process is helped if the client learns self-hypnosis. This gives the client an opportunity to reinforce the work done in a hypnotherapy session; it also empowers the client, who realises (if they did not know before) that they have a part to play in making the change they seek.
Self Hypnosis Cds and Apps
The hypnotherapist may teach the client to give themselves suggestions when they are in self-hypnosis, thereby reinforcing the work done in the hypnotherapy session. Another possibility is that the hypnotherapist gives the client a CD to listen to while in self-hypnosis. The CD will include suggestions and imagery that will help the client to change their beliefs or behaviour or both. Some CDs may be generic and relevant for many clients with the same problem, for example, difficulty sleeping. Other CDs may be prepared specifically for a particular client, probably using their name, and unlikely to be helpful for other clients. Generic CDs can be made available to the public at large through a hypnotherapist’s own website, or via other sellers, such as Amazon.
The arrival of apps which can be downloaded onto a smart phone has made it even easier to offer hypnotic products to a wider public. Apps can have both a visual content and an audio content. In the case of hypnotherapy apps the audio element is likely to be much larger. Hypnotherapy apps cannot always take the place of a hypnotherapy session, when the experience of the hypnotherapist can be applied to the particular problem with that particular client. However, hypnotherapy apps can play an adjunctive role, assuming that the individual wants to make a change and they are prepared to put in the time listening to the app in self-hypnosis. Of course, users must be reminded that they should not listen to apps when they are driving or using machinery. They should also be told that an app does not take the place of medical advice.
Popular Hypnotherapy Apps
As an experienced hypnotherapist I have recently authored and launched my first series of 12 apps for Apple iPhones and iPads. It is still early days, but I’m not surprised to see that the most popular apps so far are for sleep, motivation and blushing when public speaking. For more information about the apps which have been launched, and those which will be launched shortly, see the link below.