Ten Percent Happier: Meditation is an app that features meditation course videos, audio lessons, sleep meditations, and coaching. Most audio and meditation tracks are 5 to 20 minutes in length. Topics include happiness, focus, stress, relationships, gratitude, technology, and others. The app’s interface includes a tab bar for navigating through the app and search fields for quickly accessing content. App users also have the ability to initiate text conversations with meditation coaches. On the profile screen, the user can adjust reminder frequency, in addition to seeing a snapshot of app usage history. The app also has the ability to Read from/Write to Mindful Minutes on the iOS Health App.
Available for: Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 6.0 and up. Available on the Web.
Developer: 10% Happier Inc.
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 with in-app purchases
Get it On: Apple App Store, Google Play
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