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Plum Village Review

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2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/15
Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: July 2022

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Plum Village uses psychoeducation to teach users meditation skills. The app features a library of resources, talks, and meditations which are narrated by experts in the field such as Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Brother Phap Linh, Sister Chan Duc, and many more. These meditations range from a few seconds to an hour. Plum Village also has a “Start Here” option which helps introduce users to meditation practice. Plum Village provides access to content in three different languages, Spanish, French, and Italian. The application and its content are completely free.

Technical Details

Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Android 5.0 and up
Developer: Centre for Applied Ethics Ltd
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web


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There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Plum Village

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How Mindfulness Works
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