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Shine is a self-care app and meditation app that uses an instant messaging platform to interact with users. Upon opening Shine, the user selects a goal from a provided list and then receives a suggested care plan. Most care plans, or “shine talks”, involve listening to a daily audio track for seven days. Along with the audio tracks, Shine sends inspirational images and relevant educational articles through messaging. Shine also notifies the user daily for a check-in where the user types a gratitude list and self-care goal. Articles typically include a step-by-step approach to overcoming an obstacle or reaching a goal. There are a number of resources offered in the app including challenges, meditations, educational resources, and daily rituals. If a user favorites an article, meditation, or message, it will be added to a “Favorites” section. Shine also has specialized content for communities of color and for communities who have traditionally been underserved.
Available For: Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 5.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad,
and iPod touch. Requires Android 4.4 and up
Developer: Shine Inc
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information, Gratitude
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults, BIPOC
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Shine
Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Mindfulness Works
How Psychoeducation Works
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