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Insight Timer is a meditation app that aims to help users reduce anxiety, manage stress, and improve sleep. The app holds over 100,000 free guided meditations with over 200 topics, such as Abundance, Workplace, Addiction, and many others. Users are able to filter meditations by length of sessions (ranging from 5 to 30+ minutes), meditation type, topic, staff picks, and what’s popular that week. In the Learn tab, users are also able to access live events, workshops, courses (e.g., “Stop Anxiety Through Psychological Openness”, a 5 day course for 20 min/day), and one-on-one private mentoring sessions with a teacher of their choosing for a fee. While the app can be used without creating an account, users can create an account to connect with friends, use the daily mood tracker, bookmark meditations, and track their progress (e.g., number of consecutive days spent meditating). The app is free, but users can pay a subscription fee of $59.99/year or $9.99/month for additional courses and features.
Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 13.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
Developer: Insight Network Inc
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Children, Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
Orr et al. (2021) conducted a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of using the Insight Timer app to improve pain in patients with neurological impairments admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF). 20 rehab patients were enrolled in the study and instructed to use the Insight Timer app for daily 10-minute meditations. Participants were matched to control subjects by age, sex, race, length of stay, and impairment code. The results showed that the 20 rehab patients reported average pain scores of 2.54 +/- 1.92 compared to average pain score 3.26 +/- 2.35 for matched control patients who did not receive the intervention. Additionally, survey data showed that participants were “”very”” likely to continue using the app and “”completely”” enjoyed the daily meditations. (https://n.neurology.org/content/96/15_Supplement/4697.abstract)
Another study looked at how a mindfulness-based mobile application would decrease the symptoms of compassion fatigue among military clinicians. 62 women health nurse practitioners in the US Air Force were recruited in this study. Participants were told to take part in a four week project via the Insight Timer app. It was shown that 75% of the participants showed improvements in burnout and stress levels after the intervention, and in addition all participants showed improvements in their mindfulness attention. (Best, N. I. 2019. https://search.proquest.com/psycinfo/docview/2322822645/9DA467AAAEEB4657PQ/4?accountid=14509)
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