Android: available in the Play Store
Mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose, to whatever is going on in the present moment without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain. This app was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. It offers exercises, information, and a tracking log so that you can optimize your practice.
More details about this app can be found on the National Center for PTSD website.
Hoffman, J.E., Wald, L.H., Batten, S., Walser, R., Kuhn, E., Greene, C., Ruzek, J.I., & Weingardt, K. (2014). Mindfulness Coach (Version 1.2). [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com.
Questions or suggestions about this app? Please feel free to email us at MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.
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