Reviewed Stress Reduction and Management Apps Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 20)Smiling Mind
The Smiling Mind app is specifically targeted at young people overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or depression. Developed by psychologists with special training in adolescent therapy, the app helps teach young people about mindfulness meditation. New features include daily meditations geared for specific age groups. You can keep track of how many minutes you?ve meditated and do a short self-check after each meditation to see if you feel more optimistic and more in-tune. If you?ve never meditated before, the guided meditations featured provide a good start.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's "fight-or-flight" (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.
Tactical Breather can be used to gain control over physiological and Psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and Psychological responses to your body during stressful situations. This can dramatically benefit soldiers during stressful combat situations.
Formerly known as Stop, Breathe, Think, this is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion building tool for middle-school students, high-school students, and adults. Check-in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended choices from 15 age-appropriate mindfulness and compassion-building audio meditations in a prioritized list.
Happify has turned a decade's worth of research into activities and games that help you create habits for a happier, more fulfilling life. The app is designed to train you to disrupt patterns of negative thinking, manage stress, and build skills to overcome various life challenges. Features include the ability to join a 4-week happiness track designed by an expert, complete happiness-boosting activities on the go, enjoy activities, quizzes, games, and polls in every Happify track, and get support and feedback from the Happify community.