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Recommended DBT Apps

May 20, 2015

Recommended DBT Apps

Skyland Trail Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) counselor, Catherine Berry, recently took time to review and describe two apps useful for practicing DBT and mindfulness.

As a DBT primary counselor, I’ve found that practicing mindfulness meditation daily helps me and my clients to increase awareness of emotions, boost impulse control and reduce stress. Phone applications are one of the most easily accessible ways to maintain a daily practice. Here are two of my favorites: 

Headspace: Co-founded by a former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicome, this app is a simple introduction to mindfulness meditation and a great way to unwind in only 10-minute daily meditation exercises. It also offers a buddy system feature to help you stay motivated. Hear Puddicome’s TED talk about the transformative power of meditation here

Learn more about the Headspace app here >

Stop, Breath & Think: This app allows you to check in with yourself about your current emotions and body sensations. Then, the app suggests tailored meditation exercises to help you practice mindfulness and compassion. After continued use, it also offers “prizes” to keep members motivated to practice. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes of each day to process feelings in a healthy and relaxing way.

Learn more about the Stop, Breath and Think app here >

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