Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is an app for all mobile devices that offers guided training in mindfulness meditation for users across the lifespan. With programs targeted to users in different age groups (7-9; 10-12; 13-15; 16-18; and Adults), Smiling Mind provides an assortment of directed practice sessions that teach the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and how these can be applied to everyday life. Specialized programs in mindfulness meditation in the classroom, in the workplace, and for athletes makes Smiling Mind a flexible app for use by a wide variety of individuals.

Available for: Mobile devices
Company: Smiling Mind
Classification: Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Any
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language version available: No
Where to get it:
iTunes
Google Play


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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Research base 0/3
Research support 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 2/3
Number of consumer ratings 3/3
Product advisory support 1/1
Software support 2/2

Total 8/14

date of rating:  October 2016

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MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score

 

Objective quality score: 4.0

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.4

Functionality: 4.5

Aesthetics: 4.3

Information: 3.8


Subjective quality score: 4.0

Perceived impact score: 3.7

 

Rated by: Mani, M., Kavanagh, D. J., Hides, L., & Stoyanov, S. R. (2015). Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(3), e82. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.4328

Date of rating: June 2017

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Research on the product

While the developer makes claims about the effectiveness of their product based on general mindfulness research (https://smilingmind.com.au/our-programs/), there is no available research specifically about the product or its claims.



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