Stop, Breathe & Think

Stop, Breathe & Think is a web-based program and multi-platform app created to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to adolescents and adults. Its design guides users through the basic steps of mindfulness: identifying thoughts and emotions in the moment while practicing meditative techniques to achieve a relaxed state. Stop, Breathe & Think first has users rate their mood in a unique “check-in” system and then identifies one or more brief mindfulness meditation exercises that might be helpful. Each exercise specifically focuses on teaching users to bring “kindness and compassion” to their everyday interactions. Additionally, the program lets users track their general mood over time, which may help identify trends and patterns. A potential strength of Stop, Breathe & Think is that it is customizable for middle- and high-school students as well as adults, so it may be particularly useful for younger users.

Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs) and Mobile Devices
Company: American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation (AFTCP)
Classification: Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adolescents and Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it: Stop, Breathe & Think site
Google Play

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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 7/14

Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support: 0/1
Software support: 2/2

Rating date: August 2015

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


Objective quality score: 4.75

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 4.40

Functionality: 5.00

Aesthetics: 5.00

Information: 4.58

Subjective quality score: 4.75

Perceived impact score: 4.42


Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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