Potential Project

This is a mindfulness app with eight 10-minute guided meditation audio tracks, and a ninth “silence with bells” audio track of custom duration.  Users can set reminders to prompt them to use the app. Written instructions are provided with explanations of some terms used in the audio tracks, including postures and positions (e.g. grounded balance) and mental strategies (e.g. presence). The log feature logs the time spent practicing the audio tracks per day, week and month. Potential Project is available on both iTunes & Google Play. Free versions of the app are also available listed as TPP in each respective app store.

Available for: Android; iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Company Name: Mindfulness Apps Sweden AB
Classification (Type of Treatment): Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target demographics: Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Languages Available in: English, Danish, Finnish, German, Swedish
Where to get it:
Google Play
iTunes


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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

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

Total 8/14

date of rating:  July 2017

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Research on the product

Practice of mindfulness meditation is associated with decreased stress response (e.g. Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt, & Walach, 2004). Brief mindfulness programs show promising results in an online context. In an RCT (Cavanagh et al., 2013), 104 students (age range 19-51 years) were randomly allocated to a wait-list control or to a two-week, self-guided, online, mindfulness-based intervention, which included an invitation to daily mindfulness meditation practice. Immediately following the two-week program, the treatment group showed reduced stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression, with small to medium magnitudes of effect in intention to treat analysis. A strong association was found  between improvements in mindfulness and reductions in self-reported stress and anxiety/depression.

  • Grossman P, Niemann L, Schmidt S, Walach H. (2004). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits. A meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 35 – 43.
  • Cavanagh, K., Strauss, C., Cicconi, F., Griffiths, N., Wyper, A., & Jones, F. (2013). A randomised controlled trial of a brief online mindfulness-based intervention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(9), 573–578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2013.06.003


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