DOC Journey 17+

Tap Into Your Healing Power


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Escape from the grip of chronic mental and physical pain. Learn proven methods to calm the nervous system and rewire the brain to stop the pain cycle.

The DOC (Direct your Own Care) Journey is an educational and experiential app that will teach you how to overcome chronic pain.

Chronic pain is experienced when one’s body is under a sustained state of mental or physical threat. The stress chemistry causes elevated fuel consumption (metabolism) and inflammation. This translates into many different physical and mental symptoms. The solution lies in learning to regulate your body’s physiology from a threat response towards feelings of safety.

The sequence of the app is:

• Awareness
• Hope
• Forgiveness
• Play

However, you cannot go from pain to play without specific tools to alter your physiology. The DOC Journey will show you how to accomplish this, and with repetition, these strategies will become a part of your daily life. The app includes a toolbox that can be easily referenced throughout any part of the journey.

The power to heal is in your hands.

The DOC app uses the standard Apple EULA for iOS apps:

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

New in 1.2.3:
- Open the App to take a FREE peek- no credit card needed
- Users can now purchase DOC Journey subscriptions to access premium content
- The journey has pacing settings, and will warn you if you're going too fast. The app will notify you when new pages become available.
- Several minor bug fixes and cosmetic changes.

Note for our "VIP" users - the old VIP codes also still work, in the app's Settings page

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

PainPhD ,

Effective & Practical

It’s not easy to find an app that is effective and powerful —well, The Doc Journey App is it! Easy to navigate. The stepwise process of getting out of pain is so easily explained by Dr. Hanscom, which affirms he is the expert in pain recovery. The doc journey is your pocket pain reliever!

What I like best about this app are the tools and strategies I can apply on a daily basis. Oh - and the narrator has a great voice and I truly like the bit size info and, again, the pain recovery practices to shift you from threat physiology (stress, pain, anxiety, etc) to safety physiology (calm, joyful, play, etc).

I’m a pain psychologist and I highly recommend this app and to my patients. You tried everything and spent ridiculous amounts of money. This app is a fraction of all of that. Commit to your pain recovery with your own Doc Hanscom in your pocket —let your healing journey begin!

Darcy Farrow ,


It’s amazing to find so many potentially life changing possibilities within an app! Apps seem like a small tool but this one holds so much information and many tools presented in a very user friendly way. There are no keeping scores, having to add anything on a daily basis or entering tons of information. The DOC Journey only offers a variety of means for you to take control of your life instead of letting pain take control of you. This is a game changer.

A Sailor Fan ,

Excellent app for people with chronic pain

Dr Hanscom has created a program that will help you understand the origin of your chronic pain and then how to conquer it. He lays out all the steps you can take on a daily basis to live a healthier life as well as improve or even get rid of your chronic pain. It is an extremely thorough app with tons of info! Well done!

Terrie W

App Privacy

The developer, Elation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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