MindShift is an app created to provide tools based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and information to young adults experiencing anxiety. It contains information about common sources and symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic, and has a checklist for users to complete to help determine the types of anxiety they most commonly face. Users can access guided relaxation exercises, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for anxiety, and create individualized coping plans for common anxiety-provoking situations. There are also motivational quotes for the user to use as inspiration. MindShift focuses on test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict, but has general tips that can be used for all types of anxiety.Read the Professional Review for MindShift: A Professional Review
Available for: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 5.0 and up.
Developer: Anxiety Canada Association
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information, Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play
In a study published in 2019, 18 undergraduate students utilized MindShift for three weeks. Results showed significant reductions in somatic anxiety and depressive symptoms. Participants also reported general satisfaction with MindShift. (Paul, A. M., & Fleming, C. E. 2019. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41347-018-0074-2)
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