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Mood 24/7. Equanimity Project: iPhone Meditation Timer & Tracker. Featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered", 12th March 2013 "I recommend it highly!

Equanimity Project: iPhone Meditation Timer & Tracker

" - Dave Caolo, TUAW July 26th 2010 Read Review Updated Version 2.2.4 - August 4th 2012 I currently have a limited number of free copies available. If you would like one, please email me. Need help, or have questions? This elegant meditation timer times your sittings, provides a beautiful journal for sitting notes, and displays graphical tracking giving you clear feedback and reminders for your meditation practice. The journal is comparable in quality to many standalone note-taking apps. Easy to read graphics let you know at a glance how regularly you are meditating, and how long your daily practice has been going. It's much easier to keep a routine going when you can see so clearly how you are doing. The timer shows time passing using clean graphics that allow you to see at a glance where you are within your sitting period without being unduly distracted. Features: National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is when a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviors and gain coping skills.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

During individual talk therapy sessions, the conversation is often led by the therapist and can touch on topics such as past or current problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings or relationships experienced by the person while the therapist helps make connections and provide insight. Studies have found individual psychotherapy to be effective at improving symptoms in a wide array of mental illnesses, making it both a popular and versatile treatment. It can also be used for families, couples or groups. Best practice for treating many mental health conditions includes a combination of medication and therapy. Therapists offer many different types of psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mayo Clinic Debuts Anxiety Coach App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012.

Mayo Clinic Debuts Anxiety Coach App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Mayo Clinic is releasing an app this week for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch called Anxiety Coach, a self-help tool that assists people in reducing a variety of fears and worries ranging from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Unlike other self-help apps, Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach helps people conquer their fears by guiding them through a series of confidence-building exercises while simultaneously tracking anxiety levels in real time and gauging their progress. Journalists: For multimedia resources including audio, video and b-roll of the app, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. The app is designed for people with any level of anxiety. It can help someone overcome a common fear such as public speaking, or guide someone who has more severe symptoms in tracking and fighting anxiety between sessions with their health care provider. Features of the Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach: About Mayo Clinic:

Reduce Anxiety With CBM Anxiety App. 4 Apps That Help Treat Your Anxiety And Depression. The advent of mobile technology has given us the ability to order a pizza on the way home from work, look up the title of a song as soon as it comes on the radio, or keep up with real-time score updates for almost any sporting event.

4 Apps That Help Treat Your Anxiety And Depression

Convenient? Yes. Essential? Not really. However, this on-the-go technology has also given us something many people may find beneficial, and, perhaps, even indispensable: the means to help us manage and overcome anxiety, depression, panic, and other mental disorders, all at the touch of our fingertips. Based on psychological techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), mindfulness, and meditation, these resources can be used for instant stress relief in conjunction with regular therapy sessions and medications. 1. buddhify – mindfulness to go ($2.99-$4.99) MindHabits - Stress Relief Game. 8 Apps That Help Relieve Stress. Posted 04/25/2013 at 2:43pm | by AJ Dellinger Your day-to-day life is likely full of obstacles that – even though you may deal with them on a regular basis – are causing you to feel uptight, drained of energy and motivation, and just generally at your wits' end.

8 Apps That Help Relieve Stress

Stress is commonplace in most of our lives, and it's assumed that we just have to deal with it. You might not be able to eliminate every stressful moment that you encounter, but you can learn how to best handle them and overcome unnecessary distress. Best Apps for Reducing Anxiety. It’s the time of year when college students (myself included) face the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that are final exams.

Best Apps for Reducing Anxiety

Students can be seen running around in a state of panic, using open textbooks as pillows, and rocking back and forth with glazed eyes mumbling incoherent nonsense about ‘kingdoms of ends’, ‘aggregate demand curves’, and ‘hierarchies of needs’. For people like us, spring is the least wonderful time of the year, filled with near-overwhelming stress, barely suppressed panic, and fits of depression when you realize you’ve bombed the most important test of the semester.

Even people no longer in college have to contend with fun things like tax returns and allergies, so the season of new life leaves most people feeling like they’re on death’s door. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Several, actually. Flowy is an anti-anxiety app that was designed by Simon Fox, a computer programmer who used to suffer from severe panic attacks. Catchy name, I know. Phobia Free. Reduced Frustration Self-Regulation - ASET 2015. Home Page for BrainTracer - MoodTune app for depression. IntelliCare Hub. Northwestern University Depression Research Study The Artificial Intelligence in a Mobile Intervention for Depression and Anxiety Research Study (AIM) is investigating the use of Internet and mobile phone technologies to teach mood management skills to people with depression and anxiety.

IntelliCare Hub

Research has already shown that these skills, when delivered by a therapist face-to-face or over the phone, help people with depression to improve their mood. The goal of the AIM study is to develop the same kind of treatment, delivered via the Internet and mobile phone technology. The possible benefits to you from this study include helping to shape a new intervention for people experiencing depression.

Taking part in this study may help scientists to better understand how to treat depression using new technologies. Anyone who is interested using a mobile applications that contain tools to help people become more aware of their moods and what causes them to change is invited to participate. Home Page for BrainTracer - MoodTune app for depression.