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Potential Project Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 6/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Previous Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: June 2020

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User Experience

3.83 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.00 Functionality: 4.25 Aesthetics: 3.89 Information: 4.17 Subjective quality score: 3.08 Perceived impact score: 3.33 Rating date: February, 2019 Rated by: PsyberGuide

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Potential Project is a mindfulness app with eight 10-minute guided meditation audio tracks, and a ninth “silence with bells” audio track of custom duration. Users can set reminders to prompt them to use the app. Written instructions are provided with explanations of some terms used in the audio tracks, including postures and positions (e.g. grounded balance) and mental strategies (e.g. presence). The log feature logs the time spent practicing the audio tracks per day, week and month. Potential Project is available on both iTunes & Google Play. Free versions of the app are also available listed as TPP in each respective app store.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 6.0 and up.
Developer: The Potential Project International ApS
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on:  Google PlayiTunes

Research on this App

Practice of mindfulness meditation is associated with decreased stress response (e.g. Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt, & Walach, 2004). Brief mindfulness programs show promising results in an online context. In an RCT (Cavanagh et al., 2013), 104 students (age range 19-51 years) were randomly allocated to a wait-list control or to a two-week, self-guided, online, mindfulness-based intervention, which included an invitation to daily mindfulness meditation practice. Immediately following the two-week program, the treatment group showed reduced stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression, with small to medium magnitudes of effect in intention to treat analysis. A strong association was found  between improvements in mindfulness and reductions in self-reported stress and anxiety/depression.

  • Grossman P, Niemann L, Schmidt S, Walach H. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 35 – 43.
  • Cavanagh, K., Strauss, C., Cicconi, F., Griffiths, N., Wyper, A., & Jones, F. (2013). A randomised controlled trial of a brief online mindfulness-based intervention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(9), 573–578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2013.06.003

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