Healthy Minds Program 4+

Meditation & Mindfulness

Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings
    • Free



~~ 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

Integrates with Apple Health: 
Track your mindful minutes

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What’s New

Version 7.11.1

Bug fixes & performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Traininmabrain ,

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.

P.S. 67 ,

Overall Terrific

Pros: Speakers’ voices and pace of speaking Very articulate, well written monologues The perimeter of circle filling in as I listen, so it’s there if I want to see it A highlight- the idea of Active Meditation- weaving awareness and mindful breathing into your day. You don’t need to be sitting still/eyes closed to breathe with awareness. Clear examples, such as walking or washing dishes, of activities to start active meditation and reasons for that Encouragement that a few aware breathes at a time matter Making this wonderful app available for free. Thank you. Like another reviewer, I found out about Healthy Minds from hearing Richie Davidson during “The Best Year of Your Life” online program. I would, and will, recommend this app. Con: The warning of dire consequences (attempt at humor) when you choose “Quit” In my real world there are times I need to “Quit”. Everyone, including children, knows it’s a pain to be told what you already know. Yes, it’s far better to complete each section without interruption and I would prefer that, but it’s not always possible.

Developer Response ,

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Mister Hahn ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc, 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
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

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

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