The Feeling Good app is accredited by NHS digital - a mark of its effectiveness, safety and good function. The app is very easy to use, just plug in your earphones and play to start feeling the positive benefits.
Centring around ‘Positive Mental Training’ these audio modules uniquely combine applied relaxation with goal-focused visualisations derived from the latest neuroscience and Olympic sports coaching techniques. The method of change is upstream CBT (uCBT) whereby emotions are targeted to drive cognition and behaviour change. Using a positive psychological approach, positive emotions are increased thereby reducing negative emotions, rather than traditional CBT which focuses on negative thinking (cognitions) to drive emotional and behavioural change.
The app contains the scientifically proven programme Feeling Good for Life a series of 12 Mental Health focussed audio tracks to help you build essential skills, not only to deal with mental stresses and strains, but to bounce forwards and become mentally stronger and more resilient. This module can help you:
* Develop deep relaxation to quickly calm your mind and body
* Build resilience to support your mental health and wellbeing
* Lift your mood, helping you feel more positive and relieve symptoms of depression
* Let go of worries and aid in anxiety relief
* Sleep better and deal with stresses more easily.
* Increase motivation and confidence to help you reach your goals
It can also help with physical symptoms of stress, such as headaches, irritable bowel, fatigue and chronic pain. It improves your ability to focus on a task, to feel positive about yourself when talking to others, to perform at your best when you need to.
Like traditional CBT, these audios can change your negative thinking patterns, your behaviour and generate more positive feelings. Just as repeating physical exercise builds muscle strength, so repeated listening to our audios can build mental strength.
There are other modules on the app, to help you sleep better, feel positive about ageing, stop smoking, help for long covid symptoms and achieve a healthy weight. All contain the same beginning tracks from Feeling Good for Life to give you a good foundation.
The app is free to download with free access to several tracks. Unlock the whole app with a referral code or a one-time payment. Customise your choice of reader and music including relaxing nature sounds. Track your listening progress with growing leaves and monitor your mood at 2 and 7 weeks and set reminders. Data collection is anonymous, we do not collect or sell identifiable personal data.
Listening to this app is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment. We recommend that you read the guidance on use in the setting tab, before listening to the tracks.
How it started:
Feeling Good was first used within the NHS for patients with low mood, stress and depression and we soon found that it was also being used by the doctors and nurses for their own benefit too. It can help with all life stresses, including burnout and sleep problems.
The tracks in Feeling Good for Life began as audio CDs, when Dr Alastair Dobbin, a GP and Dr Sheila Ross, a health promotion specialist, teamed up. They wanted to help people build good mental health and so adapted a Swedish Olympic Sports performance programme, drawn to its a positive self-development focus, rather than a clinical illness-based approach. Since then research has demonstrated its ability to build positive emotions and good psychological functioning, as well as recovery from depression and anxiety. The App is used within the NHS by staff and patients, in many colleges and universities for staff and students and recommended in Public Health England ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign.
We are working on making the Feeling Good App as accessible as possible so everyone can use the app. Our accessibility statement: https://www.feelinggood.app/feeling-good-app-accessibility-statement/