Your path to well-being. Powered by science.
Backed by four decades of research from world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidon and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin - Madison & Healthy Minds Innovations, the Healthy Minds Program trains your mind through meditation and podcast-style lessons to develop skills - to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections.
Through hundreds of hours of guided meditations developed directly from the scientific understanding of the mind, podcast-style teachings, and progress tracking features, you can change your mind to manage stress, from family to the workplace and beyond.
Featuring our proprietary Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose, Well-being Framework, the Healthy Minds Program is a holistic, all-encompassing meditation app that offers the best of both guided meditations and opportunities to learn. You’ll learn simple skills to enhance personal well-being, build healthy relationships, and improve communication, performance, and creativity.
The ground-breaking Healthy Minds Program App uses neuroscience, contemplative traditions, and skill-based learning methods to help you develop the skills for a healthy mind.
What makes us unique
Developed from Science:
While many mediation apps can claim the scientific benefits of mediation, our practices are developed directly out of neuroscientific research. You’ll also hear from the world’s foremost neuroscientists about concepts like neuroplasticity and how to train your mind;
Made for Busy Lives:
Our app features active meditation practices that you can fit into your busy lifestyle. Don’t have time to sit for 20 minutes? Put on an active practice and train your mind while you fold the laundry;
Guided by Measurement:
Thanks to pioneering scientific research, the Healthy Minds Program offers the first mobile assessments of mental and emotional well-being. Learn about your current level of well-being and contribute to cutting edge research on the science of well-being. Also integrates with Apple Health to track your mindful minutes;
Goes Beyond Mindfulness:
Emotional and Physical well-being is a skill that can be taught. Our app is based on a comprehensive framework for well-being and goes beyond mindfulness as one of these skills.
-Awareness: Be Present
-Connection: Feel Connected
-Insight: Get Curious
-Purpose: Stay Motivated
Driven by Mission and Supported by Donation:
The Healthy Minds Program is made possible by our donors in support of a vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. Unlike other apps that require a subscription, the Healthy Minds Program is available by donation, driven by a mission to translate science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being.
Bring the Healthy Minds Program to your workplace:
Along with the app, the Healthy Minds @Work offering includes team building exercises, meditations for coping with common stress triggers in the office, and habit formation techniques to ensure the program sticks with you long after completion. To learn more, visit hminnovations.org.
Integrates with Apple Health:
Track your mindful minutes
Bug fixes & performance enhancements. We hope you are well!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Perfect For Those New To Meditation
As a fairly long term meditator, much of what I’ve seen in the app thus far isn’t new to me. With that said, meditation itself doesn’t change dramatically and I always welcome fresh voices for instruction.
But that’s not why I’m writing the review. I often have people ask for guidance and advice with regards to meditation and, given the general busy-ness of life itself, being available for them as often as I’d like isn’t always possible. I’ve wanted an app that guides people in stages, gradually, without inadvertently throwing a newcomer off the meditative deep end. There are so many meditation apps out there and I find them useful because I know what I’m looking for, but as soon as I recommend them to newbies they get lost in the smorgasbord of meditations available. It can be daunting and discouraging. Healthy Minds changes the game.
With what I’ve seen this far, I’m confident this is what I’ve been looking for. That app paces itself in what practices it introduces. It keeps it simple. Newcomers aren’t going to accidentally stumble into a meditation that sounds really cool (like “charnal ground contemplation”) and find themselves in over their heads. I also like the fact that the app addresses the multifaceted approach to mindfulness and meditation, being inclusive of what we’d typically term heart practices.
I will proceed through the program for awhile and then begin recommending it to others. Thanks a lot.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope you are well.
Love this app, but there are a few glitches
A fresh round of glitches:
The app hangs at about 27% while trying to load. And then often crashes. Sometimes it doesn’t even get to 27% before crashing.
If the app loads fully, and I go to the main contents areas (Connections, currently), the app will crash when I try to return to the meditation that is next up in the sequence.
I still experience the glitches mentioned below, though they occur much less frequently.
This app’s content is so valuable — others have spoken to that more eloquently than I can.
I am experiencing a few small glitches with the 10-minute meditation setting in the Awareness part of the program. Sometimes the meditation session will complete, allowing progression to the next session. At other times, the session will stop prematurely (usually in the final minute of the session) and can’t be completed. This prevents me from moving on to the next session.
I have tried repeating the session, which sometimes works but often just hangs up in the same spot. I have also resorted to changing the time setting to 5 minutes, which usually allows me to get past the glitch. I prefer the 10-minute meditations, though.
In addition, the buttons to advance/reverse by a few seconds don’t seem to work reliably.
I’m hoping I’ve given enough information that these bugs can be tracked down and fixed.
Developer Response ,
Update: Please upgrade to version 4.0 - we've made great strides in performance fixes!
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are working toward a solution to these issues, so watch for a fix in a future release. Please reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information!
The Best I’ve Found
Very elegantly done. The speakers are professional and easy to listen to and the format is logical and easy to follow. There are a variety of approaches to meditation, all of which have value, but I am especially intrigued with the “train your brain to enhance your life” practices in this app. There is a unique sophistication in the design and information that eliminates the feeling I’ve gotten from other apps that the concepts of meditation have been “dumbed down.”
I teach meditation and recommend this app to all my students to keep them engaged between our sessions. No matter where you are on the meditation continuum you will find information and approaches in this app that will enhance your practice and, in conjunction with that, your life!
Thank you for providing such a great resource!
- Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc.
- 64.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Healthy Minds Innovations
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.