Developer: Heather Fralick
Price: free Download on the App Store
Are you stressed? I know I am. Well, luckily for us, there’s an app for that. If your life is full of stress and it is beginning to bog you down, then Stress Release Hypnosis could be the app for you.
Stress Release Hypnosis is an app designed to help you relieve your stress through a brief and relaxing hypnotherapy session. The app was created by Appit Ventures, LLC in conjunction with certified clinical hypnotherapist Heather Fralick.
App users may have a preconceived notion of what hypnosis really is. I admit to being a bit skeptical about using the Stress Release Hypnosis app, but after some research on the subject I found out that hypnosis is more than putting someone in a trance and having them obey a bunch of silly commands.
The app defines hypnosis as “a guided visualization technique that communicates with the subconscious mind while the conscious mind is in a relaxed state.” The info section of Stress Release Hypnosis goes on to describe the process of hypnotherapy, saying it “gets the subconscious mind to agree with the conscious mind.”
The Stress Release Hypnosis app is a 15-minute stress release hypnotherapy session designed to get the user in an extreme state of relaxation. The session does not offer subconscious advice or make suggestion of any kind. The app simply provides soothing sounds and a woman’s calm voice to lead you into the process of letting go and entering a state of complete relaxation.
I used the app after a particularly busy day in which my body felt tense and I had a lot of pressure on my neck and shoulders. The voice had me concentrate on my breathing, and told me to focus on a beautiful place in nature. The Stress Release Hypnosis app eventually had me imagine a waterfall wash over my body and release the stress starting from my head all the way down to my toes.
I understand how this may sound a bit ‘out there’ to AppCraver's more pragmatic readers, but it did work. After completing the hypnotherapy session with Stress Release Hypnosis my body felt calm and relaxed, and the tension in my neck and shoulders was gone.
Stress Release Hypnosis is free to download. The app comes with one free hypnotherapy session and offers additional sessions via in-app purchase. Each session focuses on a different area of personal wellness: ‘Health, Wealth and Happiness’, ‘Anxiety Release’, and ‘Weight Loss’. Individual sessions cost $2.99 to download.
I admit I was skeptical and didn't really expect this app to work. But with 15-minutes and an open mind, I was pleasantly surprised. The Stress Release Hypnosis app is a great tool for stress relief and I cannot wait to use it again.