Healthy Minds Program 4+
Meditation & Mindfulness
Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc
Designed for iPad
~~ 2021 Pick: Best Meditation Apps - Wirecutter by New York Times ~~
Your path to well-being. Powered by science.
Backed by four decades of research from world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson 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 and performance enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
Pay attention to attention
I found out about this app after listening to Richie Davidson on a podcast and reading one of his books. I knew that my mental health needed more support and that even with exercise and therapy I didn’t feel like I was in the driver’s seat particularly where focus was concerned. Like so many of us I was addicted to various apps, feeling anxious far more than grateful and feeling let down by it all- like I was cheating myself out of the life I wanted to be living.
This app has been my daily dose of brain training, truth learning and reawakening to what it feels like to engage with calm focus. Now I don’t get it all the time. Focus is tricky and will always be in contention with all of the birage of distractions but it has helped. Learning about things like “decentering” game changer for anxiety. Thinking about bringing compassion and purpose into every single thing and then practicing absolutely daily is finally crowding out the external noise. The nonsense that is 99% of what alerts us on our phones. Instagram has taken a hike as has Facebook and I will never look back. I don’t want that noise to combat with this work. The only thing I would like to be able to do differently on this app is bookmark favorites. That’s it. Thank you for creating this incredible resource for us all.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for rating our app! Your review will help us spread the word about our app and further our mission of a kinder, wiser, and more compassionate our world.
I’m deeply grateful to have found Healthy Minds. With every other recommended app out of my budget, I wasn’t sure how I would go about learning to meditate—a practice I knew I needed to begin for my mental, spiritual and physical health. The curriculum is perfectly paced for a beginner, it carries a wonderful balance of instruction and practice, and the teachings are data-backed and fulfilling. I am about halfway through and already plan to start over and include my tween and teens in order to introduce mindfulness to them at an earlier age than I’ve discovered it. Thank you to the developers for putting so much thought, research and heart into this app. And thank you for making it accessible.
A note: I wish specific lessons/practices were easier to find after listening the first time. Accessing a catalog of previously listened to sessions would be very helpful in giving myself additional practice and for sharing with others.
Presentations too fast, poorly organized content
The concepts behind this app are important and probably ground-breaking, but it is so frustrating to use, I will be deleting it. First, it's close to impossible to return to specific meditations or learning sessions that you may find helpful, unless you take the time to back out of the lesson, then note and memorize how it is "mapped", like on a PC. Or is the assumption that users will become proficient at or memorize these sessions after only one hearing? (I think there is ample evidence in the literature to illustrate that memorization is not a good strategy for learning.) Second, one of the main presenters consistently speaks too fast, like a radio newscaster with a limited time slot or a student rushing through a class presentation that he just wants to be over. The speed at which the lessons are presented is so nerve wracking, it's a relief when the principal investigator makes cameo audio appearances, as both his tone and presentation speed are easy to settle into, enhancing comprehension. Finally, meditations meant to prepare for sleep are no different in tone or speed to other meditations-definitely not relaxing. I will be deleting this app and instead, read the primary research.
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- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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