Mental health awareness has been on the rise, but so has the number of people suffering with mental health conditions. According to a CDC report, 40% of adults in United States have reported considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions, which were directly associated with COVID-19. It is no wonder than that the demand for mindfulness apps has been on the rise as well. While there is something to be said for unplugging from our devices, these helpful apps can help us use technology in a healthy way.
Enter HappiSeek, created by board-certified hypnotherapist, Cynthia Morgan. HappiSeek is one of the newest apps to come out this year in order to help users plug into their subconscious minds through gentle rewiring, science and relaxation. Scientific studies are proving that hypnotherapy can help you make meaningful changes in your life. This hypnotherapy app guides users step by step, opening doors to: trust, honesty, tolerance, gentleness, joy, defenselessness, generosity, patience, faithfulness and open-mindedness. Through it all, you will hear Cynthia Morgan’s friendly and calming voice. Cynthia Morgan is known for her work with celebrities and her book “You’re Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up”. Let her guide you towards better mental and spiritual health. As with any treatment, all you have to do is be ready for self-realization.
Read our Q & A with the HappiSeek creator, Cynthia Morgan.
Cultivated: You’ve been conducting workshops and leading meditations for the last 35 years. When was the idea of creating an app born, and did you know right away what it would be?
CM: The idea was born a few years ago when my friend Daniel Anstandig, an award-winning tech entrepreneur and fellow seeker, approached me about doing a hypnotherapy-based app together. We threw around a couple of ideas for the first year and ultimately landed on creating an app that reflected the most important thing to each of us—our spiritual growth. We wanted to create an app that we would be excited to find and use as seekers.
Cultivated: How can users get the most out of your app?
CM: This app is for newbies and experienced seekers alike, and don’t worry if you’ve never used hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is simply a tool we use to help you access your deeper, wiser self.
All you need in order to obtain enlightenment is the willingness to learn something new about yourself. Approach HappiSeek with an open mind and you’ll be amazed at what you discover about yourself and the nature of personal reality.
Cultivated: What makes HappiSeek different from others on the market?
CM: We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind app that hadn’t been done. Our goal is to help people become more enlightened, and thus happier. Most hypnotherapy-based apps are about behavior modification, but hypnotherapy can be used in more exciting ways than losing weight or stopping smoking. Writer Aldous Huxley was a hypnosis enthusiast who used hypnosis to seek and know “the divine within,” as he put it. HappiSeek guides you to access your divine within. And bonus, once you do connect to that part of you, bad habits like overeating and smoking naturally fall away as a result.
Cultivated: Tell me about your educational journey towards becoming a well-known and compassionate healer.
CM: I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation when I was 8 years old, so it’s been a long life of seeking. I left the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the mid-80s to move to San Francisco where I studied with some notable spiritual teachers at that time and led weekly group guided meditations. It was around then that I discovered A Course in Miracles, which became my spiritual path. While writing a book on A Course in Miracles, I grew interested in hypnosis as a means of self-realization and for accessing the unconscious mind. That curiosity led me Santa Fe, New Mexico where I studied at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America and became a board-certified hypnotherapist in 2002. I opened a private practice in Los Angeles where I worked mostly with Hollywood elite, and in 2017 I relocated to Joshua Tree, CA to create a hypnotherapy-based spiritual empowering retreat called Desert Reset. In my case, a curiosity led to a career. Follow your curiosities! It can be your higher self guiding you on your life’s path.
Cultivated: In addition to hypnotherapy you are an activist. Tell me more about that.
CM: Perhaps it has to do with meditation from an early age, but I’ve never perceived a hierarchy of life. There is one life in many forms. It was in the mid 80s, around the same time A Course in Miracles came into my life, that I became aware of systematic animal abuse. Back in the day, there was a magazine called Animal’s Voice where I saw an ad for an animal rights organization called Last Chance for Animals (LCA), who organized protests. I had just moved to Los Angeles a couple of weeks before attending my first protest, and I didn’t know LA or anyone there, but the night before the demonstration, I made a sign and showed up to the protest and march the next day. I instantly felt like I was home. I continued to spend weekends “tabling” on Melrose Avenue, gathering signatures to end animal testing for cosmetics and household products and handing out brochures to passerbys. It’s not a coincidence that the acceleration of my spiritual path coincided with a greater awareness.
My activism has always felt like a natural extension of my spiritual growth, urging universal compassion and oneness. They’ve informed each other and evolved together.
I believe that every serious seeker is an activist at heart, if only that the spiritual journey requires a gentle no to blindly following the herd.
Cultivated: Any future plans or launches you’d like to share?
CM: Daniel and I just hosted our first HappiSeek webinar together, which included live group hypnotherapy with participants from all over the world. It was really fun, and we had wonderful feedback, so we plan on doing more of those. When two or more are joined with a common positive goal, it creates a ripple effect in the collective unconscious. We’re into creating ripples.
If you are having a hard time and struggling with a mental health condition or suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out and talk to someone, 800-273-8255 (available 24 hours).