Healthy Minds Program

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About this app

~~ 2021 Pick: Best Meditation Apps - Wirecutter by New York Times ~~

Your path to well-being. Powered by science.

Backed by four decades of research from world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson and his team at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin - Madison & Healthy Minds Innovations, the Healthy Minds Program trains your mind through meditation and podcast-style lessons to develop skills - to gain focus, reduce stress, and maintain positive social connections.

Through hundreds of hours of guided meditations developed directly from the scientific understanding of the mind, podcast-style teachings, and progress tracking features, you can change your mind to manage stress, from family to the workplace and beyond.

Featuring our proprietary Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose, Well-being Framework, the Healthy Minds Program is a holistic, all-encompassing meditation app that offers the best of both guided meditations and opportunities to learn. You’ll learn simple skills to enhance personal well-being, build healthy relationships, and improve communication, performance, and creativity.

The ground-breaking Healthy Minds Program App uses neuroscience, contemplative traditions, and skill-based learning methods to help you develop the skills for a healthy mind.

What makes us unique

Developed from Science:
While many mediation apps can claim the scientific benefits of mediation, our practices are developed directly out of neuroscientific research. You’ll also hear from the world’s foremost neuroscientists about concepts like neuroplasticity and how to train your mind;

Made for Busy Lives:
Our app features active meditation practices that you can fit into your busy lifestyle. Don’t have time to sit for 20 minutes? Put on an active practice and train your mind while you fold the laundry;

Guided by Measurement:
Thanks to pioneering scientific research, the Healthy Minds Program offers the first mobile assessments of mental and emotional well-being. Learn about your current level of well-being and contribute to cutting edge research on the science of well-being. Also integrates with Apple Health to track your mindful minutes;

Goes Beyond Mindfulness:
Emotional and Physical well-being is a skill that can be taught. Our app is based on a comprehensive framework for well-being and goes beyond mindfulness as one of these skills.
-Awareness: Be Present
-Connection: Feel Connected
-Insight: Get Curious
-Purpose: Stay Motivated

Driven by Mission and Supported by Donation:
The Healthy Minds Program is made possible by our donors in support of a vision of a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world. Unlike other apps that require a subscription, the Healthy Minds Program is available by donation, driven by a mission to translate science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being.

Bring the Healthy Minds Program to your workplace:
Along with the app, the Healthy Minds @Work offering includes team building exercises, meditations for coping with common stress triggers in the office, and habit formation techniques to ensure the program sticks with you long after completion. To learn more, visit

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Updated on
Nov 7, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.93K reviews
Hannah Scherbarth
November 13, 2023
My top recommended mindfulness app! I recommend it to nearly all of my physical therapy clients because the pathway it takes you on is easy to use, non-intimidating, and the "learn" segments really help you understand the why behind mindfulness and meditation. It is the perfect supplement to overcoming chronic pain. An overall wonderful app for well-being!
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Healthy Minds Innovations
November 13, 2023
Thanks for your review Hannah!
Teddy Monacelli
November 27, 2023
I can't say enough about this app. The main session leader, Cortland, is such a clear, calm, easy-going and supportive presence throughout this. The progression of meditations that focus on different skills makes each new session novel, instructive and gives you a sense of growing mastery of this. The short lectures interspersed guide you through what is happening within your brain or will focus on practical ways of applying what you are working on. It's a fantastic app.
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Mark McAllister (MKDLMR)
July 19, 2023
I absolutely adore this app. It is easily the best mindfulness/meditation app I have used. It is well worth your time, and I have even donated to the cause... It does have one flaw: no offline mode. That really irks me since my connectivity is really hit and miss, especially when I'm on travel (Xfinity and AT&T are hardly omnipresent).
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What's new

Bug fixes and performance enhancements