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.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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 3.2

Personal Zen has new and improved tracking features for your stress and anxiety, journaling features, and newly launched 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
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

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.

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!

nicog10 ,

I wanted to like this

The happy / mad faces come in & disappear way too fast. Is that on purpose? I end up just following where I see the flowers so maybe the faces are just meant to hit you subconsciously?

But my biggest issue is that when I trace, it doesn’t always work and this horribly annoying sound happens, indicating you’ve traced it incorrectly. Sometimes I end up having to try it 3 - 4 times before it moves on to the next one. That sound 3 times in a row plus having to trace /exactly/ right is so stressful! I tried turning the sound off but it’s just as stressful to keep swiping with nothing happening! I ended up tapping the screen hard in frustration after less than a minute.

Developer Response ,

Hi nicog10, you’re exactly right. The happy/mad-faced sprites do disappear quickly as it is a part of our clinically-validated algorithm. The purpose of this is to train your mind to divert your attention biases to the happy-faced sprite as its location indicates where the sparkles will appear. With your finger on the sparkles, you should be able to trace the path for a successful swipe.

That said, we appreciate you bringing attention to the tracing issue you’re experiencing. We’d love to hear from you and any additional feedback you may have about our app. We want to continue to improve Personal Zen and help more people reduce their stress and anxiety. Please email us at
- The Personal Zen Team

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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