Holistic Alternative Therapy Apps

Goals

To identify alternative therapy apps that offer a more holistic way of treating mental health or addictions that does not need to be porn specific.

Early Findings

Our research on holistic alternative therapy apps for treating mental health or addictions revealed insights. Here are the key pieces of information we found:

Holistic Alternative Therapy Apps

  • What’s up is a holistic alternative therapy app for mental health that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help people cope with depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues. Some specific features of What's up are: a positive and negative habit tracker to maintain good habits and break counterproductive ones, a “Get Grounded” page that contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint how someone is feeling, and a “Thinking Patterns” page that teaches how to stop negative internal monologues.
  • MoodKit is another holistic alternative therapy app for mental health that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide users with over 200 different mood improvement activities. This app helps people to learn how to change the way they think in order to develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes.
  • Calm is regarded as one of the best holistic alternative therapy apps for mental health that provides people with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music.
  • Ten Percent Happier is a holistic alternative therapy app for mental health that offers a library of over 500 guided meditations on a variety of mental health topics, with videos, bite-sized stories, and inspiration to listen to on the go.
  • Quit That! is a holistic alternative therapy app that focuses on helping people to stop and then recover from their habits or addictions. A specific feature of Quit That! is a recovery tool for users to be able to track and monitor their progress.
  • Twenty-Four Hours a Day is a holistic alternative therapy app that offers over 350 meditations from a book by the same name to make it easier for people in recovery from addiction to focus on their recovery wherever they are.

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