Apps for Wellness
Below are a variety of Apps you may enjoy or find useful. These apps are for self-help only and are not a substitute for professional counseling. We are not endorsing any of the apps specifically, and they are not maintained by Counseling Services. For more information, click the links to contact the companies offering these services.
Mindfulness related Apps for Android and Apple
MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:
- Test Anxiety,
- Social Anxiety,
- Performance Anxiety,
A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, post-traumatic stress and a user's general well-being. Users can also create items to track their progress in unique areas. The saved results are displayed in an easy-understand graph.
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.
Winner of the 2014 Department of Defense Innovation Award, this app contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
This mobile app is to help you learn about and cope with the symptoms related to PTSD that commonly occur following trauma.
Other Apps for Android and Apple
CBT-i Coach - For better sleep
The CBT-i (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) Coach mobile app is designed to help you develop good sleep habits and sleep better in conjunction with a counselor. NOTE: CBT-i Coach can be used on its own, but it is not intended to replace clinical care for those who need it.
Circle of 6 - To stay connected
Violence prevention app that allows users to connect with selected friends to stay safe by sharing your location and how they can help. Winner of the 2011 White House "Apps Against Abuse" Challenge.
Grounding yourself in the present moment can help you cope better with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. The Mindfulness Coach app will help you do this.
Tools to teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress.
IntelliCare is a suite of apps that work together to target common causes of depression and anxiety like sleep problems, social isolation, lack of activity, and obsessive thinking. These apps are part of a nationwide research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.