PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Practicing mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. Mindfulness has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and coping with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness Coach will help you practice mindfulness meditation.
- Education about the benefits of mindfulness
- Mindfulness exercises to practice on your own or with guidance
- Strategies to help overcome challenges to mindfulness practice
- Log of mindfulness exercises to track your progress
- Reminders to support your mindfulness practice
How to Use Mindfulness Coach
Mindfulness Coach was developed for people who may be experiencing emotional distress and for those wanting to maintain healthy coping practices. The app can be used on its own by those who would like mindfulness tools, or to enhance face-to-face care with a healthcare professional.
Introduction to the Mindfulness Coach app
Mindfulness Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people who are interested in learning about and practicing mindfulness. It was created by a team at the National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs.
NOTE: PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often requires professional evaluation and treatment. Mindfulness Coach is not intended to replace needed professional care.
Privacy and Security
Any data created by the user of this app are only as secure as the phone/device itself. Use the security features on your device if you are concerned about the privacy of your information. Users are free to share data, but as the self-monitoring data belong to each user, HIPAA concerns do not apply while the data are stored or shared. If the user were to transmit or share data with a health care provider, the provider must then comply with HIPAA rules.
Who Created Mindfulness Coach
Mindfulness Coach was created by the VA's National Center for PTSD.