Posted on 12 February 2015
There seems to be a current trend for anxiety apps to be launched. Most offer daily support through quotes, meditation aids and relaxation tracks to be used both at night to aid sleep but also for during the day to help those feelings of anxiety. Some also focus on a daily journal to note feelings with hints and tips as to how to change your feelings and others help with relaxation techniques.
These apps can help sufferers of anxiety through daily support but they don't address the key roots of what is actually causing the anxiety. The keys triggers or causes of anxiety are unique and different for each individual and many sufferers of anxiety will get most benefit from working with a professional therapist to pinpoint and positively change the causes of their anxiety.
When working with clients, especially young adults who are used to apps, getting them to buy in to using an anxiety app daily in conjunction with appropriate therapy can be a beneficial multi-angled approach.
I have asked a small group of clients to trial one of the new apps and look forward to them feeding back their findings about the benefits of using an anxiety app in conjunction with Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
Author: Fiona Nicolson is a practising and professionally qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and a member of the CNHC. She is co-publisher and author of The Hypnotherapy Handbook, a handbook for new practitioners and students of hypnotherapy and a published author on the topics of anxiety and trauma. Fiona is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the National Council for Hypnotherapy and runs practises in Henley on Thames and Central London
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