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Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

Five mobile apps to encourage mindfulness

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis cites strong evidence to support mindfulness in the treatment of depression, chronic pain, tobacco use disorder, and other addiction disorders. Here are five mobile apps your patients can use to learn and practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime. All earned top ratings when reviewed using FPM’s SPPACES criteria.

Stop, Breathe & Think chooses the best meditation for the user based on his or her current, self-reported mood:

• Android: http://bit.ly/1sL9ksA(bit.ly)

• iOS: https://apple.co/L3Hp39(apple.co)

Happify improves mindfulness through daily games, tasks, and meditations:

• Android: http://bit.ly/2cFCGEw(bit.ly)

• iOS: https://apple.co/1qjMaVa(apple.co)

10% Happier guides meditation and explains how and why it is beneficial:

• Android: https://bit.ly/2AIxqdd(bit.ly)

• iOS: https://apple.co/2pC1fIJ(apple.co)

Insight Timer has the largest number of free meditations of any app available:

• Android: https://bit.ly/1gBQi21(bit.ly)

• iOS: https://apple.co/1lzvVpl(apple.co)

Headspace is a well-known and well-studied mindfulness app:

• Android: https://bit.ly/1lDWZnd(bit.ly)

• iOS: https://apple.co/1u2rB1p(apple.co)

Read the full FPM article: “Five Mobile Apps for Mindfulness."

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Posted at 12:00PM Mar 13, 2019 by FPM Editors

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