Stop, Breathe & Think
The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building app that offers meditation basics and help with thoughts and emotions.
Lower your stress and reduce anxiety with this app. HeadSpace
This app, spearheaded by meditation teacher Andy Puddicombe provides ten-minute meditation sessions, with the first ten basics free of charge.Centering Prayer / Contemplative Prayer
The Centering Prayer mobile app teaches and supports one’s daily prayer practice commitment.
Virtual Hope Box
This app contains tools to help people with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
SAM is an app developed by university psychologists, to help those that are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community, based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation.
T2 Mood Tracker
This app was originally developed as an app for service members to record and review their behavior changes, and has become very popular with the general public.
Lists a number of apps from the National Center for PTSD that are targeted to help individuals suffering from PTSD.
My3 Suicide Prevention App
Create a support network that allows you to reach out quickly when you are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Circle of 6
Circle of 6 is a personal safety app that allows you choose up to 6 trusted friends to add to your safety circle, that you can program to send SMS alerts and location.
bSafe is a personal safety app that can send information about who you are, where you are (GPS) and what’s happening (video + audio) with time stamps.
Schoolhub is an app that reminds students about assignments, upcoming exams,and other school projects.
The vision of Exercise is Medicine (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions, and is in line with JCU's mission of "cura personalis."
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Helpful Mental Health Videos
The Counseling Center provides self-help resources for the benefit of students, faculty, staff & parents / guardians. These resources are meant to provide education & guidance and opportunities for reflection to the JCU community. These links are updated often – feel free to suggest links of interest or other topics to the Counseling Center staff.
Introductory Information on Meditation
Ted Talk on Mindfulness Meditation
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes?
Three Videos to Get You Started:
- Myths about Meditation
You may have some preconceived notions about what it means to meditate. This video quickly reviews what meditation is, and more importantly…what it isn’t.
- Why Meditate?
Meditation has numerous, scientifically-backed benefits to your mental, physical, emotional, and social health. Watch the video below for an overview of its many positive effects.
- Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide
And finally, this video provides tips on how to begin and maintain your meditation practice.
The Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma, created by Dr. Candice Crowell, Asst. Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a 17-minute guided meditation that uses mindfulness, affirmation, and metta (loving-kindness) to promote healing in Black people.