Mindfulness means noticing and paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain.

Mindfulness Coach 2.0 was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. The app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Coach also offers a library of information about mindfulness (for example “What is Mindfulness?”, “How to Anchor Your Attention”), 12 audio-guided mindfulness exercises and a growing catalog of additional exercises available for free download, goal-setting and tracking, a mindfulness mastery assessment to help you track your progress over time, customizable reminders, and access to other support and crisis resources. Mindfulness Coach is free, doesn’t take or share any of your personal information, and doesn’t require add-on purchases.

Mindfulness Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

What’s New

Version 2.3

* fixed the color of reminder picker buttons

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

queenwhite713 ,

The BEST mindfulness/ meditation app EVER!

I downloaded so many mindfulness and meditation apps, Alot of them you had to pay for to get the extra features or they were complicated to use. This app has NONE of that! No cost what so ever! They have included some great reading as well as minful exercises to really teach you and help you be a better you and overcome whatever you're going through. I also LOVE the lady's voice, she's quite soothing. And they have extra exercises you can download - once again, COMPLETLY FREE! So if you're as frustrated as I was, having trouble sleeping or dealing with issues and can't find an app without hidden fees and that isn't super complicated - download NOW!

Cryssig ,

Love this app...but needs some changes

I absolutely love this app!! I downloaded a lot of mindfulness apps and this is my favorite. The only complaint I have is the voices and recordings could be done a lot better. Some of the recordings it’s easy to hear the speaker turn on and off the microphone. At least add a little music in the background to lessen that. Also, some of the voices are just not good voices for mindfulness. The app itself is amazing and by far the best I found especially for learning mindfulness! I hate to even take off a star... but the fact is... it could definitely be improved upon. Please don’t let this app just ‘be’. Make it even better because it’s an amazing tool in recovery!! I am a veteran and my therapist suggested this app for me.

Swiss Quality ,

Developed To Help PTSD for US Military - Best Mindfulness App Out There

This app was developed for helping military personnel suffering from PSTD - it is a very well thought through easy to use teaching & practice aid. Does as much & probably more than several other paid apps I have used for meditation & mindfulness - guess it is a paid app via US taxes but free from the App Store - can’t understand why anyone would pay for anything else when this is available and it is unbelievable it is for FREE

App Privacy

The developer, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Health & Fitness
  • 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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