Mindfulness Coach helps to teach, guide, and track mindfulness skills for Veterans and Service Members. The app utilizes educational tools to summarize how incorporating mindfulness can alleviate both physical, emotional and/or mental stress, and its benefits when used for individuals struggling with PTSD. Mindfulness Coach emphasizes focus on the present moment in efforts to alleviate anxiety and stress, as well as cope with chronic physical pain. There are four major components (Learn, Practice, Track, Reminders) that guide the user through hands-on audio or self-guided training exercises based on personal preference. The Mindfulness Log allows tracking of behaviors per day (based on minutes of Mindfulness Activity) and is supplemented by in-app reminders to either practice or log designated behaviors. Mindfulness Coach strives to teach individuals to focus on the present moment and equip them with skills to create emotional balance despite exposure to stressful circumstances (either past or present).
Available for: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 4.4 and up. Web
Developer: US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety, Chronic Pain
Target Audience: Adults, Military & Service Personnel
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
The VA has done extensive work looking into the acceptability and feasibility of using apps they have developed for mental health treatments. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6087876/)
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