The Pocket Therapist is an application for psychotherapists and health care professionals to support the client’s therapeutic process as part of the therapeutic relationship. The Pocket Therapist has been developed to primarily support trauma therapy but is well suited to all psychotherapeutic work related to the regulation of ANS arousal and emotions.
The Pocket Therapist exercises enable the client to practise the regulation of his/her own ANS. The client learns to identify the situations that lead to changes in the state of the arousal and the most appropriate means of regulation. With the help of this application they can easily monitor their state of being and changes in their regulation skills both in the short and long term.
The Pocket Therapist application helps clients to recognise the triggers of their trauma symptoms and find suitable regulation tools for each event. With the Pocket Therapist’s Stabilisation function the client will get support and help for acute and challenging situations when his/her own regulation skills are not yet fully developed irrespective of time or place.
The client can make notes, in the application, about his/her experiences and thoughts both for his/her own use and for sharing with the therapist. This cumulative information will help assess the progress of the therapy process.
The Pocket Therapist application is based on the neuro-physiologist Stephen W Porges’s Polyvagal Theory about the ANS and how to apply it to trauma therapy.
Ask your therapist about The Pocket Therapist.