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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
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