These are my favorite apps. I am continually adding apps, and when I find one I like, I tell everyone about it. I don’t care for apps that cost money. I do love simple and fun apps. At the time of this writing 2/1/18, these apps were free and worked for Android. The descriptions are from the websites if available. Tell me what you think and what apps you enjoy.
Please remember these apps are not designed to replace a trained practitioner.
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives. What a great way to practice being Mindful
https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-appStruggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift™ is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.
What’s my M3
https://whatsmym3.com/You can use this app to understand how to take the necessary steps to get control of your mental health.
http://www.10percenthappier.com/mindfulness-meditation-the-basics/I love this app as it helps you gently ease into mindfulness and meditation. It particularly helps those of us who find it hard to focus.
Breathe 2 Relax
http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/breathe2relaxLower your stress and reduce your anxiety with Breathe2Relax. Initially designed for the military community but beneficial for use by anyone, the relaxation app trains you on the “belly breathing” technique that has proven benefits for your overall mental health. Use the app’s breathing exercises to learn and practice the breathing technique on your own or as part of a stress management program supervised by your healthcare provider.
Maybe you've been managing anxiety with apps for a while now, and you think it might be time to go deeper and make a counseling appointment. Contact me by clicking the button below. It would be an honor to accompany you on your journey.
Shannon Shadman, LPC, MSMHC, NCC, M.Ed.