Today I am thankful for a 99 cent iPhone app that I bought on my iPhone. Mr. G called me on Monday on his way to work and said that he’d heard on the radio about an iPhone app that helps with Anxiety. After hanging up the phone, I was excited. Anything that is promoted to help anxiety gets me interested because I want to beat this horrible thing. As you may have read in some of my previous posts, I don’t get the normal every day anxiety, I go to sleep with it, I wake up with it, it rules my life.
I uploaded the app onto my iPhone and iPad. The app is not a game, a photo app or a social media platform, it is simply the calming and hypnotizing voice of a wonderful Scottish man named Donald. Donald tells me to imagine walking in a garden with the breeze on my face, walking through an orchard and picking oranges, not to worry about what others think, that I can be calm and relaxed (as I type this, I can hear him speaking). I’ve heard this before in yoga classes but for some reason when Donald says it, I feel like the lady in the photograph.
I listed to the app on Monday and then again Tuesday morning and again on Wednesday morning. Now, I’ve never done hypnotherapy before and I have always thought about how I would go being ‘hypnotised’ and really had some doubt. But, and I’m being completely honest, I think this damn app is working! I have had the best few days I’ve had in a very long time. Nothing has seemed to phase me, I haven’t had the nervous feeling in my chest, I haven’t felt like this and that needed to be done, I haven’t worried about what will happen tomorrow or what will happen if I don’t answer that email. AMAZING!
Of course I will continue to test this app out to truly see if it is my saviour, but for the past few days it has been and I’m happy with that. And if it ends up being my saviour, well then won’t it be amazing that after paying hundreds for counselors, naturopaths, rekindled ancient wisdom sessions, relaxation music and self help books, a 99 cent app was the thing that did it!
View the app here
Have you had hypnotherapy? Did it work for you?