Discover inner peace and emotional freedom with AWARENESS, a revolutionary new application that helps you learn to be grounded and peaceful in your day to day life. Developed by NY Psychotherapist Ronit Herzfeld, it builds on 25 years of clinical psychological experience, modern advances in neuroscience, and ancient spiritual learning, packaged into a mobile tool that goes with you wherever you are.
"What are you feeling right now?"
With this simple question, AWARENESS ushers in a new era in the way individuals can use technology to change their own feelings, attitudes and behavior in an empowering way.
“Leave it to Ronit Herzfeld, massive-hearted, creative innovator, lover of humanity, to find wisdom in the simple: a way for humanity to wake up, a little bit every day, to their feelings, thoughts, sensations, to who they are, through the use of the ubiquitous iPhone app. It’s nothing short of brilliant, and has the potential to take humanity to the evolutionary place it’s going anyway, but possibly a good deal faster, possibly creating a quantum leap…”
-- Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC., holistic psychotherapist, educator, eco-entrepreneur
A Better World, Founder, President
A Better World Radio & TV Host, Producer
The AWARENESS application is the first tool to use mobile technology to randomly intercept your daily routine, and prompt you to get in touch with what you are feeling; taking you out of your worries and bringing you to the present moment. Throughout the day, on a schedule you configure, a gentle "gong" will go off and the phone will prompt you to record what you are feeling in the current moment. It will then lead you in a brief meditative exercise that you can do wherever you are, to bring you back to the present moment. It will ask you to record what you were doing when you experienced the feeling, and then leave you with an inspirational quote that relates to the feeling you recorded.
AWARENESS is easy to use, and includes some great features:
- Ability to configure the alert frequency, sound, start and end times
- Avoids interrupting your iCal meetings
- 20 brief meditative video clips guide you back to the present moment
- 400 inspirational quotes
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly reports give you insight into your moods, feelings and associated activities
- Tracks your "escape" activities that distract you from unpleasant feelings
- Works with or without a network connection
- No advertisements
- All data is kept private and stored on your device(s) and synced through your Apple id (if enabled).
"To really feel your own power and abilities, you must begin by spending time with yourself. But time can be scarce. The AWARENESS iPhone application creates a small space, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, to stop, feel and breathe — usually, just when you most need it. This ingenious little helper is like an angel sitting on your shoulder, encouraging you to be the person you truly are. "
-- Evan Bailyn
Author, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Evan Bailyn Foundation For Emotional Awareness
Whether you know it or not, your emotional world runs you. The more aware you are of your feelings, the more you can harness them to your benefit. You can be a prisoner of your emotions, or you can master them.
AWARENESS help you become aware of your emotions and how they affect your thoughts and actions in ways that don’t work for you; preventing you from living your life fully and authentically. After just a few weeks of practice, users have found that:
- They are more present, more relaxed, and more comfortable in their skin.
- They are more harmonious in relationships
- They are less stressful and more peaceful at work and at home
- They are more energetic during the day
- They are better able to focus on their goals
- They are less distracted, impatient, forgetful or tired
We look forward to hearing your personal story of transformation through AWARENESS!
This version requires at least iOS 13.0.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a good tool for mindfulness
Even experienced practitioners of mindfulness can appreciate this app. I am pretty good at periodically stopping and "checking in" with my body and emotions. However, this app makes the process even more mindful in that it can catch me at times when I need to check in, such as times of stress at work.
It may seem that some of the videos and quotes are a little hokey -- I actually like them. In the moment you're checking your body and emotions, you often need a little nudge -- either to change the emotion or to remind you to revel in your good mood. This app is great for this.
I haven't analyzed my results but appreciate that it keeps track of your emotions. To me, the biggest selling point of this app is to continually remind you to check in and change your thoughts/moods/etc if you want to.
My only qualm with the program is that it will sometimes "gong" at me to check in just moments after completing the last check-in. The check-in reminders don't seem to come regularly throughout the day but in groups of 2-3 back to back which is a little annoying. Other than that, I'd give this a 5-star rating. To be clear, this is a good tool for people who understand the mindfulness process and who know what to do when you "check-in."
Outdated Technically & Limited Functionality
I’m truly sorry to write this review as I had high hopes for this app, particularly given the number of positive comments. But it only supports portrait mode and when receiving the alert in another app and following to awareness you’re converted to portrait mode, then returning to whatever app you were in you have to giggle back to landscape. This is such poor integration, imo, particularly for an app’s that’s purpose is to “notify” you multiple times a day, even at the starting notification level of 5 its annoying. Not possible to use for training “awareness” - cause I just won’t use it.
And the actual app functionality is limited, you merely click drop down lists - no way to record what is triggering the emotion - feelings are normal, without context I see little value of tracking. So it gives some nice “quotes” and reminds one to breath, all good but frankly I could set a reminder to do that, and, lol, I find my “emotion” is consistently annoyed from using it.
The simplicity of design, straightforwardness of application, and almost intuitive ability to do its purpose effectively, are all reasons I love this app. Too many other apps are a pain to use, and are more trouble than they’re worth. Awareness has called me out enough to know that I need this app to help me out, and has been a comforting and reassuring presence enough to let me know that I’m always ok. Thank you for this app, it’s helping me truly change my attitude, perception, and life around.
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- Discover Yourself, Inc
- 95.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Discover Yourself, Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.