Resources

In the bottom right corner of the home page, there is a searchable resource directory with contact information for nearly all the agencies and organizations serving families in Livingston County.

Below are other books, apps, and websites you might find helpful…

Resilience Booster Parent Tips

MoodGym (a free on-line/interactive depression curriculum)

Below is a list of apps.  Most are free and available on your own phone or tablet!

7 Cups of Tea:

Free Anxiety Relief, Depression Help, Therapy & Counseling

• Connect anytime, anywhere

• Fast and Free – 100% Free

• Listeners who care

• Find your ideal listener

• Feel free to speak your mind without any fear of being judged

• Thousands of listeners to choose from, including licensed therapists

• All listeners are trained in active listening

• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

30/30
You have never experienced a task manager like this!

Simple. Attractive. Useful. 30/30 helps you get stuff done!

You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.

Anxiety & Phobias – Conquer intense nervous fear, overcome panic attacks to cure stress disorders and symptoms

You don’t have to let fears run your life. Whether you’re scared of open spaces, closed spaces, spiders, heights, or all of the above, the first step in conquering your fear is to educate yourself on why we feel this way. Find out about the most common fears and what you can do to overcome them with the Anxiety and Phobias uKnowMo app.

Learn all about:
● How anxiety doesn’t need to take over your life
● The most common causes of general anxiety
● Popular phobias and their scientific basis
● Saving yourself during a panic attack
● Identifying the triggers of anxiety disorders
● Natural treatments that can erase your fears
● And much more!

uKnowMo provides reader apps for those who are looking for information on specific subjects. All information provided is owned by uKnowMo unless directly stated otherwise. The information contained within is provided on an ‘as is’ basis, and in no event shall uKnowMo be held liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect damages arising out of your access or use of this application. No information contained within should be used as advice, whether medical or otherwise, and a professional should be always be consulted if the situation involves health.

Anxiety Free

This App introduces the iCan hypnosis brand to a wider audience by being free of charge, and can be used to learn self-hypnosis for tackling many other problems. We have applications that deal with addiction to nicotine, alcohol, that deal with medical disorders that can be reached through the process of hypnosis. It is a clinical hypnosis method that can directly connect to the subconscious and alleviate and ultimately allow you to be free from these troubles.

Brainwaves – Meditation, Sleep, Stress Relief & Success Brainwave Sessions

Top Grossing No. 1 in US Lifestyle Category. Help you with Sleep, Relax, Work efficiency, Spiritual, Meditation and …by The Unexplainable Store®.

With 80+ high quality brainwave entrainment recordings, it is The Ultimate Brainwave Entrainment App on the App Store!

*** Our Brainwave Really Works! Please check out our reviews and see what people are talking about! Or you can go to Unexplainablestore.com for more information

Featuring:
-Professionally built Isochronic Tones and Binaural Beats with top sound quality
-80+ brainwave titles bring you to altered state of mind
-Build your own playlist with built-in Playlist feature
-Time your session with built-in Timer feature
-Compatible with both iPhone and iPad; Buy once and play it on all your iOS devices
-Never lose your purchase with built-in Restore feature
-Elegant design makes it a pleasure to use on a daily basis
-Free samples of each brainwave recording
-No extensive practice required, and feel the effects in minutes

Plus a 10-minute Relaxation Brainwave for free (a value of $6)

The Unexplainable Store® has been providing brainwave entrainment since the year 2000. All recordings are Isochronic Tones in 320 Bitrate! The files are rather large to preserve up-most quality, so please be patient when downloading.

***Brainwave Categories:
Therapy Recordings, Health & Hygiene, Spiritual & Metaphysical, Money & Prosperity, Brain Function, Personal Development, Brainwave with Affirmations, Adult Subjects.

***Brainwaves recordings available (New Titles Coming Soon):
Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming, Chakra Opening, Aura Viewing, Past Life Regression, Remote Viewing, Alpha Music and Bells Meditation, Theta Music and Bells Meditation, Brainwave Entrainment Alpha, Brainwave Entrainment Theta, ESP/Psychic, Shaman Consciousness, Manifestation, Reaching Out, Path to Success, Achievement, Single Point Focus, Concentration, Peak Performance, Allergy Relief, Headache Relief, Pain Management, Dive Quickly and Deeply, Short Nap, Counting Sheep, Deep Sleep, Long Term Memory, Long and Short Term Memory, Creativity Balancer, Problem Solver, Creative Free Flow, Creative Visualization, IQ Increase, Anxiety Aid, Addiction Help, Attention Disorder, Calm Down, Quick Break, Deeper and Deeper, Relax With Music and Bells, Slow Down and Relax, Depression Help, Love Yourself, Endless Possibilities, Confidence Builder, Positive Mindset, Automatic Writing, Telepathy, Self Hypnosis, Spirit Guide Contact, Christ Consciousness, Attention Disorder, Immune System, Overall Good Health, Immune System, DNA Stimulation, Endorphin Release, Full Spectrum Energy Lift, Healing Tones, Color Noises, Profound Energy Lift, Fountain of Youth , Clear Complexion, Hair Loss, Weight Control, Lose Weight Step 1, Lose Weight Step 2, Stay Alert, Reaction Time Improvement, Courage, Ego Control, Leadership Qualities, No Regrets, Public Speaking, Right Path , Self Esteem, Serotonin Release, Female Sex Drive Increase, Find Love, Get Pregnant, Impotency Help, Love Making, Inner Balance, Jet Lag Relief, Mind Body Detox, Female Health, Human Growth Hormone, Visualization, Makeover, Eat Healthy, Start Exercising, Improved Concentration.

Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

Choremonster

ChoreMonster makes chores fun by engaging and rewarding your kids!

● Kids earn points by completing their chores

● Earn rewards like ice cream, an hour of Xbox, or a camping trip

● Win monsters at the Monster Carnival (over 100 available, more being added monthly!)

● Parents manage their children’s chores and the rewards they can earn

● Takes the tension out of household chores

Emotionary – iPad only Free

Emotionary by Me.Mu is an emotion diary tool designed for therapists (primarily speech-language therapists) or teachers who work with children and adolescents with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or similar mental disabilities.

Understanding emotions is necessary in the development of social skills and empathy. While typical therapy often emphasizes recognition of emotions through flashcards, Emotionary by Me.Mu emphasizes the contexts in which they may appear.

A deeper understanding of emotions is achieved by having learners practice extracting relevant contextual information from their own lives, thus complementing other existing solutions and apps which focus on external or hypothetical scenarios.

Free Guided Meditation and Relaxation Program for Help with Symptoms of Chronic Stress and Panic Attacks
* Learn to avoid anxiety and improve relaxation after listening daily for just 1-3 weeks
* Change your mindset through subconscious thoughts to reduce anxious thoughts
* Prevent anxiety from interfering with your work, sleep, and life

Do you suffer from anxiety? Hypnosis can help you reduce anxious thoughts and lower your adrenalin levels, resetting your behavior for a healthier response to stress.

EFFORTLESS CHANGE
– A single audio session of 30 minutes a day that is effective in just 1–3 weeks
– Hypnosis audio carefully read by the soothing voice of a certified hypnotherapist
– Peaceful background music and nature sounds to help you relax
– Hypnotic Booster induces your brainwave frequency into an optimal state for receiving hypnotic suggestions
– Separate volume controls for Voice, Background, and Hypnotic Booster
– Awaken at End feature can be disabled at bedtime for a relaxing, restful sleep

End Anxiety Hypnosis is FREE and effective with the default settings. A one-time in-app purchase is required only if you wish to change the default settings or use the advanced features.

Fig

iOS 1.99

Android Free

Meet Fig. It’s the personal and enjoyable way to pursue your wellness aspirations.

Nourish your body and soul with simple activities.

Share your journey with friends and loved ones. Flourish together.

*Side effects include more happiness, deeper friendships, and additional physical vitality.

Features:

Create your own wellness guide by quickly selecting activities from common goals

Choose across 6 holistic categories (eat, move, refresh, connect, feel, and go further)

Browse over 300 expert-written activities or customize and create new ones

Invite friends to form private teams

Cheer, rally, and assist each other

Track and measure your progress

Stay connected with a close community that offers tips, suggestions, and support

Celebrate and share your successes and milestones

Fitness Builder

Introducing the all-new FitnessBuilder. This comprehensive fitness experience is *the* portable personal trainer that completely guides your fitness lifestyle. FitnessBuilder 5 is for everyone, whether you are new to fitness or a seasoned veteran. It’s also the definitive app for fitness professionals, coaches and physical therapists.

CHOOSE YOUR ACCESS

FREE: Create a FREE account and get access to over 400 workouts in 16 multi-week fitness plans. Any previous user with Free access also gets access to these same plans. There are no ads or automatic subscriptions if you choose to keep Free access.

FitnessBuilder contains over 1,000 pre-made workouts covering all fitness levels and disciplines. Each workout is mapped with Next Workout intelligence that recommends the next session for you. Once you start a plan, FitnessBuilder keeps you on track. FitnessBuilder is also available on your mobile device, tablet and computer browser, all staying in sync with each other for access anywhere, anytime.

Guided Mind – Relieve Stress & Suffering Caused by Insomnia, Pregnancy, Anxiety & More Using Guided Meditation, Imagery, Hypnosis & Mindfulness

・Easy & effective step-by-step, voice-guided meditations
・Short (~5min), medium (~15min), and long (30+ min) meditations
・8 different meditation guides (speakers)
・20+ FREE high quality meditations
・150+ high quality meditations
・14 FREE nature soundscapes
・20+ instrumental tracks
・Looping for continuous play
・Download any meditation and listen without an internet connection
・Easy-to-use interface
・Instructions on how to use the app to meditate
・Information about each guide
・Meditations for both beginners & experienced meditators

TOPICS
・Body Image
・Change
・Creativity
・Letting Go
・Mortality
・Motivation
・Pain
・Pregnancy
・Sleep & Insomnia
・Stress
・Weight loss
・Wellbeing
・And many, many more!

I Can Be Free

With this app, you can listen to sessions that will help you relax, sleep better, overcome fears and phobias and boost your confidence. By helping you modify your thoughts and emotions, the I Can Be Free app will allow you to make immediate adjustments to how you perceive and deal with situations, so that you can start living the life you want to live.

I Can Be Clean – Human Progress – Free

  • Addiction can cost you time, love, learning and money. With this app you can work with the psychological triggers that affect different addictions. When the psychological triggers are changed, it is much easier to beat an addiction.
  • The sessions in this app will work on that part of your mind that has learned dependency and reduce the influence it has on your life. So you can once again be in control of yourself.

Meeting Finder

Meeting Finder is the most comprehensive and easy to use 12 step program meeting search tool!

– Find meetings across the U.S. in seconds.

– Covers the top 12-Step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (see below for full 12 Step program list.)

– Use your current location or search by city or zip code.

– Find the meeting you want. E.g. open/closed, men/women only, etc.

– Add meetings to iCal.

– Map meetings and get directions.

– Share meetings with others via text or email.

– Send us updates for out-of-date meetings

Moodtrack Diary: Social Mood Tracker & Mood Tracking Journal

Graph your moods on the fly. Track as little or as often as you want (mood-swings? no problem!), whenever you want (at home, on the go, and even without Internet!), and look back to see your moods over weeks, months, and years to learn about yourself and live better!

See what others are going through and optionally chat anonymously. Form instant friendships and support networks. Get support when you need it, and give support when you feel like it.

An optional upgrade is available to keep your journal private. Everything else is free.

– Works offline, and syncs when you’re online (must turn on sync)
– Share with a counselor or friend
– Track as often as you want, whenever your want
– View on your computer

Moody Me

Have more happy days! Track your mood with the Moody Me mood tracker app to find out what makes you feel good. Log your mood, note what affects it and record any treatments you’re taking. Take pictures of what makes you happy and play them back for an instant lift. Or see what makes you sad so you can better manage your mood. Whether you are managing a mood disorder, want to see how certain medications affect you or just want a snapshot of your disposition, Moody Me is the app for you!

* Track your moods whenever, wherever

* Take pictures of what makes you happy or see what makes you sad so you can better manage your mood

* If you’re feeling down, play a slideshow of your happy photos for an instant lift!

* View a gallery of your mood photos to learn what makes you feel good or bad

* Record events (such as work stress, financial or relationship issues, or menstrual cycles); various symptoms (like anxiety or fatigue); and any treatments you may be taking (including medications) and to see exactly what affects your mood

* See how your mood changes from day-to-day and month-to-month with colorful graphs

* See how your mood trended over the last 90 days to get the big-picture view

* Calendar view quickly shows how you were feeling on a given day and what influenced your mood

* Post questions and get answers to your mood concerns in MedHelp’s free support communities

* Whether you’re managing a mood disorder or just want to see how you’re feeling, Moody Me can help!

Moody Monsters Manor iPad/iPhone – Free
Calling all kids who love monsters! Come with us to Moody Monster Manor. You can create your own monsters, play fun and exciting games, win monster merit badges, or meet the 20 monsters through the Moody Monster audio tour.

Moody Monster Manor is a place to learn about dealing with emotions through engaging and interactive games — Zap Scared Sam’s bad dreams with your magical monster flashlight or whip up a pot of Stinky Sneaker Stew for Hungry Hank. Help Confused Carl throw a Monsterrific party or show your brainy side by breezing through Worried Wanda’s homework.

Whether you’re making the monsters a silly snack, rescuing them from a nightmare or helping them with homework, you’re always taking care of your Moody Monster friends and helping them solve their problems. 

Myfitnesspal – Free

Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iPhone and iPad. With the largest food database of any iOS calorie counter (over 4,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app – period.

Largest food database of any iPhone calorie counter – over 4,000,000 foods and growing daily

• Easiest and fastest food entry – remembers your favorites, add multiple foods at once, save and add entire meals, and more. THERE IS NO FASTER OR EASIER APP THAN MYFITNESSPAL.

• Fully syncs with the web, so you can log from your computer or your phone, whichever is more convenient. Plus your data is backed up online so you never lose it.

• Diet with your friends – add friends and easily track and support each other’s progress

• Comprehensive feature set – create your own custom foods and exercises, track all major nutrients, progress reports, customized goals based on your diet profile, and recipe calculator, with full support for metric and English units.

My Game Play by Big Yellow Star: Free

My Game Plan helps people who are following up from a visit to a psychiatric emergency room or a stay in a psychiatric inpatient unit. Here is how it works.

1. Enter follow up appointments with your discharge planner and set reminders for them.

2. Complete a safety plan with the help of a doctor or other care provider. In this app you can enter warning signs, coping strategies, and supportive phone contacts. For warning signs and coping strategies, you can choose a suggestion or enter your own.

3. Go through the safety plan to identify when you have one of the warning signs. You can mark each time you have it, and app remembers (this information does not leave the privacy of your phone).

4. Choose a coping strategy. The pre-suggested strategies link to other free mobile apps that can help you use those strategies.

5. Access your supportive contacts whenever you need to. There is also a button to call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (United States only).

6. Browse the resources for important news and tips from the suicide prevention community.

MyMoodTracker – Free

T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built. Users rate their moods by swiping a small bar to the left or to the right. The ratings are displayed on graphs to help users track their moods over time. Notes can be recorded to document daily events, medication changes and treatments that may be associated with mood changes, providing accurate information to help health care providers make treatment decisions.

PTSD Coach by US Department of Veteran Affairs – Free

PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service Members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

Optimism

Optimism is a mood charting app that helps you develop strategies for managing depression, bipolar or other mental health conditions

The app helps you to:

– develop and monitor health strategies

– learn the “triggers” of a decline in your mental health

– recognize the early warning signs of a decline.

-Detailed charts and reports are available within the app or by immediate email delivery. These form a feedback loop, providing concrete starting points for exploring things that are affecting your mental health.

-The charts and reports can be invaluable for working with a health professional. They provide a detailed history that is fast and easy to review.

Pacifica – Tools for Stress, Anxiety, Worry, and Panic based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relaxation and Wellness

Stress and anxiety can get in the way of you living your life. Pacifica gives you tools to address it based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation, and wellness.

Stress and anxiety are caused by an ongoing cycle of fear. Fearful thoughts causes physical feelings which cause actions. Your heart starts racing, so you think you’re in danger, so you want to escape. Pacifica attempts to break this cycle using tools that target each of its components. Day-by-day, you’ll learn to manage stress and anxiety at your own pace. We’re not about quick-fixes or false promises. We are about real progress, a day at a time.

DAILY MOOD TRACKER
Rate your mood (Awful to Great) and feelings (Happy, Anxious, Relaxed, etc.) throughout the day and see your improvement over time. You can add specific notes to these mood ratings too (the situation, the trigger, etc.) and review them via your mood history.

MOOD HISTORY
See your day-to-day patterns and learn your triggers.

RELAXATION AUDIO TOOLS
Calm yourself in moments of stress or anxiety using our audio exercises. Pacifica offers deep belly breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, positive visualization and more. These activities are set to relaxing soundscapes like ocean waves, a summer night, thunderstorms or even Bach.

THOUGHT ANALYSIS
When your mind is racing, record your spoken thoughts and learn how your distorted thinking patterns contribute to your anxiety. Pacifica helps you to think in a more balanced way which helps break the thought cycle.

DAILY EXPERIMENTS
What could you do today that would cause you a little bit of anxiety? Pacifica helps you to face your anxiety, one day at a time, and gradually work toward your long term goals via daily experiments.

DAILY HEALTH TRACKER
Set and track your daily health goals for habits known to affect anxiety (like exercise, sleep, caffeine, alcohol and more). Learn which of these trigger your anxiety based on your mood history. New: Populate exercise, sleep and caffeine from the Apple Health application!

TESTIMONIALS
“First of all, thank you so much for improving my quality of life. I suffer from depression and generalized anxiety disorder and your app helps me SO much! The thing I like the most about Pacifica is that it helps me to be aware of my mood swings (that new feature letting me writing why I felt good or bad at a precise moment is great) and my habits about physical health. I know I can do better and Pacifica motivates me to improve my eating habits (and to drink more water and less alcohol and coffee!).”
– Marie-Edith D.

“My favorite thing about Pacifica is the mood tracker and the relaxation. The deep-breathing feature helps me so much when I’m stressed out or having an anxiety attack. The mood tracker helps me see what influences my mood, in conjunction with the health feature. The addition of the thought record/ability to describe event is extremely helpful as well.”
– Adelle M.

PACIFICA FULL ACCESS PRICING & TERMS
Pacifica is free to download and use. Pacifica Full Access allows for unlimited use of the suite of tools and is available through an auto-renewing subscription. There are two options:

1 month: $3.99
1 year: $29.99

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country’s residence. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

Your Pacifica Full Access subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of the term.

Positive Thinking Free

Find the key for a change of life. The power of the positive thinking will help you to have a successful, healthy and happy life, and it will allow you to improve your self- esteem.

People often wonder how to be positive in their thoughts and actions, especially when they are unhappy and unsatisfied, or when life is difficult and tough. They even find it hard to be positive when things go well. Most of them don’t know how to be positive and what they need to do. Like every other subject, the know-how of how to be positive can be learned and the skill developed. It is all a matter of attitude and thinking, both of which can be changed.

Recovery Record – Eating Disorder Management

Use for self-help or link with your treatment team’s Recovery Record Clinician App to stay connected, co-manage recovery and achieve your goals.

– Celebrate wins with rewards

– Personalize your journey

– Connect with your treatment team

– For every stage and type of eating disorder

– Based on CBT and self-monitoring research

With Recovery Record you can:

– Keep a record of meals, thoughts and feelings

– Access beautiful reflection images and affirmations

– Customize log questions, meal plans, coping tactics and recovery goals

– View charts that highlight insights, trends and progress

– Collect jigsaw pieces to earn hidden rewards

– Set personalized reminder schedules and alarm tones

– Complete questionnaires to track your progress

– Link with your treatment team

– Receive in-the-moment feedback and messages from your treatment team

– Receive and send encouragement messages and virtual gifts to/from other users

Relax Light – Stress and Anxiety Relief

** Voted Top Mind & Body App of 2014 by leading doctors **
Effective and rapid stress relief in 5 minutes.
De-stress with our guided breathing exercises that use calming music to promote relaxation. It’s an ideal stress management tool, being simple and intuitive.
This is the LITE version of the Relax application by Saagara, it only has the beginner level of the structured breathing course used for relaxation. You can purchase the full version here: http://budurl.me/spsm
Finding time to relax can be very difficult for most people. Our app can be easily integrated into your daily life. Relax by Saagara enhances the way you feel and leaves you with more energy, stamina, and focus. The more you use it, the better and more effective the results.

UNIQUE FEATURES
Practicing slow breathing is not as easy as it seems. Relax guides you with the following features:
– It does counting for you so that you can focus on awareness and technique.
– Music cues that use distinct tones for each phase of breathing.
– A structured course that gradually reduces your breathing rate as you progress through the sessions.
– Quick start feature

HEALTH BENEFITS
Practicing deep breathing for only 5 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Practicing deep breathing has the following benefits:

1) Has an almost immediate relaxing effect.
2) Improves focus and reduces anxiety.
3) Lowers blood pressure and heart rate naturally.
4) Improves stamina and fitness by optimizing the usage of your lung capacity.
5) Works as a sleep aid for people affected with Insomnia.
6) Helps in pain management.
7) Helps in managing Headaches and Migraines.

Visit our website for more information: http://saagara.com
Make sure you check our our learning center for tips on yoga, diet, and being mindful: http://saagara.com/learning-center

Relax Melodies – Free
Can’t sleep? In 20 minutes you will, or less.

  • Introducing the most popular sleep aid app! Start sleeping now and enjoy full nights of sleep like you haven’t in a long time! Here’s how it works:
  • Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix. Adjust the volume of each sound individually for better results. Lay back, listen, and enjoy falling asleep. Is that simple and it works. Use timers and alarms if needed. Try different and new mixes every time!
  • Can also be used in many other situations. Perfect during some of your favorites activities such as relaxing at the spa, exercising in your yoga or relaxation classes, massaging sessions, or even when taking a nap! For parents, the ideal to help your baby fall asleep!
  • Just like our community of 10 millions users, say goodbye to insomnia, improve your health and feel better by getting back the sleep you deserve!

Secret of Happiness

  • Find your happiness level
  • Become inspired by others stories of happiness
  • Understand the true Secret of Happiness™
  • Use our creative and fun way to measure your current happiness level
  • There is a lot that goes into being happy and many of us spend our whole lives trying to become happy. Understanding your happiness level is the first step in becoming truly happy.
  • We have created the “Happy Test” which tests your happiness by asking you a series of questions and then reads your body’s movements and interactions. By using the iPhones camera we are then able to use our ‘secret sauce’ and monitor your body’s movement, interaction and more. We then display your results with real world application principles. Further you are able to continued to become inspired throughout your journey to finding your Secret of Happiness™.
  • The “Happy Test” will also connect you with others all over the world sharing their Secrets of Happiness™. We encourage you to also share with all of us what makes you happy by visiting our website.

Self-help for Anxiety Management

SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.

SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.

The key features of SAM are:

• Clearly laid out menus
• User guidance
• External links
• Self-monitoring of anxiety with graphical display
• 25 self-help options covering: Information about anxiety, Thinking and anxiety, Physical relaxation, Mental relaxation, Health and Anxiety
• Guidance on putting self-help into practice
• Closed social network of SAM users

The content of SAM is presented in various media formats in order to support users in learning about anxiety and practicing self-help. Although not text-heavy, users will need to study the guidance to get the best out of SAM. Users are encouraged to build their own Anxiety Toolkit of SAM resources that they find helpful and to draw on this for regular practice in managing situations that are associated with anxiety.

SAM may be used with or without the support of a registered health practitioner but you may wish to consult with your local health or well-being practitioner if you are uncertain about using SAM.

Sleep Time: Sleep Cycle Smart Alarm

MAIN FEATURES

√ Set the alarm clock with a single gesture

√ Fall asleep to soundscapes or white noise!

√ Alarm rings even in silent mode

√ Choose from any of our 20 built in alarms

√ OR wake up to your favorite song from iTunes!

√ Sleep Lab™ with sleep cycle analysis

√ Detailed monthly and weekly graphs

√ Advanced wake-up optimization algorithm

√ Instant Heart Rate integration to detect pulse after waking up

√ Full history and graphs make comparison easy

√ Backup and restore your sleep data on the cloud

√ No glasses needed for our easy to read interface!

√ Apple Health Integration

Smiling Mind- Free
Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday.

Smiling Mind is a unique web and App-based program developed by a team of psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and web-based wellness programs.

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit initiative that provides six free Mindfulness Meditation Programs including:

– Bite Size

– 7-11 Years

– 12-15 Years

– 16-22 Years

– Adults

– Extended Meditations

In recent years, Mindfulness Meditation has surged in popularity for use in the treatment of stress, resilience, anxiety, depression and other physical and mental illnesses. Highly regarded institutions such as UCLA, Harvard, Oxford, Monash and Melbourne Universities have developed clinical studies into the positive impacts of Mindfulness Meditation on health and general wellbeing.

Smiling Mind’s mission is to provide accessible, lifelong tools based in mindfulness meditation. Creating happier, healthier and more compassionate young people.

Smiling Mind complements the general capabilities of ‘personal and social capability’ and ‘critical and creative thinking’ and can be included in pastoral care, wellbeing and mental health curricula.

Temple Wellness & Fitness

Easy, fun, one tap entry and a cool, fresh design. Record your daily activities quickly and get back to your life.

Are you ready for a fresh take on health goal tracking? We were, which is why we created Temple. Counting every last calorie, every last lap or mile can be interesting — for about a week. In the long run, what matters is not the number of grams of fat in that cheeseburger, it’s the awareness you build about what you do with your body, every day.

There are plenty of apps out there with detailed calorie databases and GPS trackers; Temple aims to be something different. We want Temple to be your constant companion on your fitness journey, wherever it takes you, and so every decision we’ve made has been in service of three goals:

1) Make your habits visible so you can take action on them
2) Make it easy and automatic to make entries
3) Make an app that you’ll be proud to use

Design
We assume you already know what you want to do, and just want a little help. So Temple does just three things:
* Lets you enter activities with a single tap
* Reminds you to make entries if it hasn’t heard from you in while
* Shows you your progress over time

All tied together into a beautiful app that will feel right at home on your iPhone.

Customization
Everyone is different, so everything is changeable. You can start using Temple right away with the great defaults we’ve chosen for for you, but you can also customize to your heart’s content. You can:

* Set targets
* Change the portions
* Change the units. Liters, reps, miles, points, servings, whatever works for you.
* Change Fitness, Fluids, or Fuel to be whatever you like
* Set whether it prompts you and how often
* Change the message it uses to prompt you
* Set the start and end of your day so Temple doesn’t bug you to eat something at midnight

Touch and Learn – Emotions iPhone/iPad – Free
Touch and Learn is a powerful new gaming platform that allows you to introduce new concepts in a fun and exciting new way. This app focused on helping kids read body language and understand emotions by looking at gorgeous pictures and figuring out which person is expressing a given emotion. 

Worry Box
Stop Panic & Anxiety Help
Do you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks? Issues sleeping from jet lag or insomnia? Having trouble managing stress from work and life? Calm Down Now™ is the leading app for relief from these difficult problems. Listen to guided relaxation audios spoken by June Tomaso-Wood, learn empowering techniques in the animated handbook (including tapping eft) or custom mix a variety of your favorite relaxing sounds. Combining the top methods for instant relaxation and overcoming anxiety, this app empowers you every time!

Created and by noted psychotherapist June Tomaso-Wood, LCSW. Her experience in using these techniques has proven effective in reducing stress and anxiety in her life and in all the lives she has touched as a psychotherapist for the last 30 years. This is the definitive anxiety app.

Below are some books that might interest you…

Behavior / Emotion Regulation Strategies

Phelan, T. (2014). 1-2-3 Magic: Effective discipline for children 2-12 (5th Edition). Glen Ellyn, IL: ParentMagic Inc.http://www.123magic.com/packages/1-2-3-magic-and-more-1-2-3-magic-dvd-package ($55.93) English and Spanish

Greene, R. W. (2014). The explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parent easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children. New York: Harper Collins. http://www.amazon.com/Explosive-Child-Understanding-Frustrated-Chronically/dp/0062270451/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428277494&sr=8-1&keywords=the+explosive+child ($12.23)

Kuypers, L. (2011). The zones of regulation: A curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control. Think Social Publishing. http://www.zonesofregulation.com/purchase.html ($44)

Jenson, W., Rhode, G., & Neville, M. (2010). The tough kid parent book. Pacific Northwest Publishing. https://pacificnwpublish.com/products/The-Tough-Kid-Parent-Book.html#authors ($14.95)

Social Skills

Sheridan, S. (2010). Social skills for the tough kid: Tips and tools for parents. Pacific Northwest Publishing. https://pacificnwpublish.com/products/Social-Skills-for-the-Tough-Kid%3A-Tips-and-Tools-for-Parents.html ($14.95)

Anxiety

Chansky, T. (2014). Freeing your child from anxiety: Powerful, practical solutions to overcome your child’s fears, worries, and phobias. http://www.amazon.com/Freeing-Anxiety-Revised-Updated-Life–/dp/0804139806/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428517411&sr=8-1&keywords=freeing+your+child+from+anxiety+chansky ($12.51)

Executive Functioning / Homework / Organization

Langberg, J. M. (2011). Improving children’s homework, organization and planning skills (HOPS): A Parent’s Guide. http://www.nasponline.org/publications/booksproducts/N1412.aspx ($25)

Cooper-Kahn, J. & Dietzel, L. (2008). Late, lost, and unprepared: A parents’ guide to helping children with executive functioning. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, Inc. http://www.amazon.com/Late-Lost-Unprepared-Executive-Functioning/dp/1890627844 ($16.96)

Dawson, P. & Guare, R. (2009). Smart but scattered: The revolutionary “executive skills” approach to helping kids reach their potential. New York: The Guilford Press. http://www.amazon.com/Smart-but-Scattered-Revolutionary-Executive/dp/1593854455/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y ($12.10)

Reading

Engelmann, S., Haddox, P., & Bruner, E. (1986). Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons. New York: Simon & Schuster. http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Your-Child-Read-Lessons/dp/0671631985/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428277391&sr=8-1 keywords=teach+your+child+to+read+in+100+easy+lessons ($14.95)

School Avoidance / Refusal

Kearney, C. (2007). Getting your child to say “yes” to school: A guide for parents of youth with school refusal behavior. New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Your-Child-Say-School/dp/0195306309/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428277289&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=kearney+getting+your+child+to+sa ($19.46)

Divorce

Hetherington, E. M. & Kelly, J. (2003). For better or for worse: Divorce reconsidered. New York: W. W.  Norton & Company Inc. http://www.amazon.com/Better-Worse-Divorce-Reconsidered/dp/0393324133/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428278651&sr=8-1&keywords=hetherington+divorce ($14.83)

Autism

Gray, C. & Attwood, T. (2010). The new social story book, Revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition: Over 150 social stories that teach everyday social skills to children with autism or asperger’s syndrome and their peers. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons. http://www.amazon.com/Social-Story-Revised-Expanded-Anniversary/dp/1935274058/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1428281440&sr=8-13&keywords=michelle+garcia+winner ($24.75)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Barkley, R. A. (2013) Taking charge of ADHD: The complete, authoritative guide for parents. New York: The Guilford Press http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-ADHD-Third-Authoritative/dp/1462507891/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428283320&sr=8-1&keywords=adhd+barkley+parent ($12.62)

Nadeau, K., Dixon, E., & Beyl, C. (2004). Learning to slow down and pay attention: A book for kids about ADHD. http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Slow-Down-Pay-Attention/dp/1591471559/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428516545&sr=8-1&keywords=learning+to+slow+down+and+pay+attention ($11.66)

Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Strohm, K. (2014). Siblings: Brothers and sisters of children with special needs. http://www.amazon.com/Siblings-Brothers-Sisters-Children-Everyday-ebook/dp/B00KQOAJVU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1428522577&sr=8-3&keywords=siblings+of+children+with+special+needs+strohm ($31.16)

Parent Printable Resources

Canter, A., Paige, L., & Shaw, S. (2010). Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for families and educators. Bethesda, MD: NASP. http://www.nasponline.org/publications/booksproducts/N1011.aspx ($95) English and Spanish forms available