Personal Zen is the only mobile game clinically validated to reduce stress and anxiety. Play the game and find relief. It’s that simple! Using a proprietary brain training technique, this easy and fun game leaves you feeling recharged and less anxious after using it for just minutes a day, a few days a week. In addition to the core therapeutic game, developed by leading scientists, Personal Zen provides you with mood tracking, journaling, and exclusive tips and tools. Use it anywhere - at home, during breaks in your day, or on-the-go. Personal Zen provides immediate relief and boosts stress resilience when used over time.

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Here’s what experts in the field of psychology had to say about Personal Zen:

“Personal Zen brings cutting-edge research and well-established strategies for reducing anxiety and stress into the palm of your hand.”

Shannon M. Bennett, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

“Instantly engaging for adults and kids, Personal Zen is a rare example of science turned into fun in order to reduce stress and anxiety.”

Dr. Tony Simon, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis


To lower your overall stress and anxiety our research shows that you should play 4-5 times a week, for the time recommended by the app, between 6-12 minutes per day. Playing more (up to 40 minutes a week) has been shown to have potent stress- and anxiety-reduction effects, and playing less, even for only a few minutes, can boost your well-being and build resilience. A small-time investment can lead to big pay-offs in well-being over time.


Take a break from stress and anxiety with Personal Zen. Use Personal Zen to prevent and lower stress and anxiety or use it when you're in the midst of a stressful situation. By using Personal Zen, you train your mind to shift your attention towards a more positive focus while experiencing the calming effect of gameplay and accompanying music.


Start by completing a daily check-in and tune into your stress and mood. The check-in helps determine your personalized goal. To use Personal Zen, look for the sparkle to follow the friendly sprite (the smiling face) after it disappears. Don't try to capture the friendly sprite. Simply tap the sparkle quickly, then smoothly trace the path left in its wake. A jewel will appear, telling you where to focus your attention next. Don’t let the angry sprite divert your focus from finding the sparkle. It’s natural to sometimes trace the path a couple of times to achieve accuracy.

Visit Positive Practices and take a few minutes to review tips and tools for reducing stress and anxiety from Dr. Tracy, creator of Personal Zen. Personal Zen offers science-based tools, like breathing exercises, musical therapy, and journaling, among other tips that help better manage stress and anxiety.


Decades of research show that when we become anxious or stressed, we tend to focus too much attention on the negatives and have less ability to see the positives in life. This habit of attention reduces our ability to cope effectively with stress and can create a vicious cycle of fear and worry.

Luckily, habits can be broken and new habits learned! Personal Zen helps to short-circuit these negative habits of attention and allows the user to develop a more flexible and positive focus. By using Personal Zen just a few minutes a day, a few days a week, you can strengthen well-being, and build resilience against the curve balls life sometimes throws.

Brief training with Personal Zen can even reduce your body’s stress response! Our studies show that using the app 5-10 minutes a day, a few days a week lowers levels of stress hormones known as cortisol, and lowers anxiety.

What’s New

Version 3.5

Some bug fixes. Personal Zen has new and improved tracking features for your stress and anxiety, journaling features, and Positive Practices featuring tips and tools for managing stress and anxiety. Personal Zen offers a 30-day trial for new users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Lisbetta123 ,


Hello, I saw your app mentioned on a tv show this week. I downloaded your app and tried it and have a few suggestions. The first set of written words at the bottom did not fit the screen so I couldn’t read it all. (I am using an IPad in portrait position).

Thereafter, every text screen that appeared at the bottom never stayed long enough to read the whole message. That, in itself, was frustrating.

After the first set of swiping flowers, the app asked me to register. Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about this app to feel comfortable sharing my personal information, so I ended up deleting the app. I’m sorry, because I was looking forward to using this app.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry that you had this experience with Personal Zen. Our team is currently updating the on-boarding experience based on user feedback, including yours, in our new release coming shortly. Once that release is live, it should be much easier to read and understand the goals of the app and how it works. We are thankful to you for reaching out with your feedback and could potentially offer you a code that will give you free access to Personal Zen if you don’t mind providing additional feedback. Alternatively, if you would like to participate in our virtual trials, feel free to email

stressedmess123 ,

My Everyday Tool!

At first I was thought the app was too simple and couldn’t possible have the promised effect but upon repeated use I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed how the app was reducing my stress levels without even noticing!
I have always been bad at managing my stress levels and friends have tried to suggest different apps and tool, all of which I have found too complex and time consuming. However, with Personal Zen it is simple, quick and very effective in reducing my stress levels in a short period of time! I now use the app at any necessary point whether it be before a meeting, on the train or whenever I feel most stressed!

Need a Bigger Clan? ,

Wish I could set time reminders

Wish I could set time reminders so I can check in at a set time each day. Otherwise a great app that helps me to relax at the end of the day.

App Privacy

The developer, Personal Zen Ventures, LLC., 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
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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