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Insight Timer is a meditation app with over 6,000 available meditations which can be filtered based on various criteria, e.g. meditation type and topic, popularity, age, etc. While the app can be used without creating an account, users can create an account to connect with friends, track progress and bookmark meditations. In the profile section of the app, users can track their progress, for example the number of consecutive days spent meditating. In the home section, the number of users currently meditating using Insight Timer is shown and users can see activity of friends who they have connected with on the app. Personalized meditation tracks can be created by customizing the background ambient sound, bells, etc. Discussion forums can also be accessed via the app. The app is free but there are in-app purchases; additional background sounds and bells for customized meditations must be purchased.
Available for: Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 5.0 and up.
Developer: Insight Network Inc
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Not Specified
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
One 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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