Stress Apps for Your Phone

By Staff Writer

Breathe2Relax, Free

Portable stress management tool which provides detailed info. of the effects of stress on the body.  This app comes with instructions to practice exercises in breathing from the diaphragm, a documented stress-management skill. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

Happify, Free

Available on www.happify.com, Android-based, the initial app is free but in order to use continually, you must add in some features. Costs start at $4.99/month, A brain-training app based on what activities can help you combat negativity, anxiety, and stress. This app promotes positivity, gratitude and empathy.   Choose a track or a combination of several: conquering negative thoughts, coping better with stress, building self-confidence, fueling your career success, achieving mindfulness through meditation or over 30 more! 

GPS for the Soul, Free

Uses biofeedback (you actually provide an image of your finger so that the app can read your stress level) to help you determine your level of stress and helps manage stress with meditation tools like calming pictures and music. This app helps you course correct with a touch of your finger! 

Pacifica, $5.99/month or ½ of one year rate at $35.99/year

Provides guided deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises, daily anti-anxiety tools including a mood tracker.  You record your own thoughts which can help you understand your thinking patterns and recognize possible anxiety triggers.

Headspace, 10-day free trial, $7.99/mo. with one-year w/contract, $12.95/mo. w/o contract.   

“A gym membership for the mind,”  Headspace provides a series of guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training.

Stress Doctor, $4.99

Are you feeling stressed?  This powerful breathing technique will calm you down in minutes! You may have heard about proper breathing techniques before, but how do you know you’re actually doing it right? BENEFITS: Become fully present in just 5 minutes! Lower stress and focus on what really matters. Free yourself from chronic anxiety. Get real-time feedback on your technique. Store your sessions and see progress over time. Share with friends on Facebook or Twitter! 

To schedule your confidential appointment, call (402) 354-8000 or (800) 801-4182, or send an email.

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INFO for smart phone downloading: Most applications are available for downloading either through the App Store on ITUNES or Google Play. First, click on the store supported by your smart phone, search for the app, then download.


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