Posts tagged #apps

Looking for an app to boost your life satisfaction?

Look no further!  We at Vista love Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  But, what if you could build these skills while playing with your phone?  Now you can!  Check out this cool app, ActCompanion: The Acceptance & Commitment Training App.  

Get present.

Contact with the present moment & self-as-context

Guided mindfulness meditation exercises, like body scan and mindful breathing, help you get started with the basics of mindfulness training.

Mindful walking, and other active mindfulness exercises, let you practice the skills you need to be more present in your everyday life.

Practice silent meditation when you’re ready to practice your mindfulness skills on your own, with the timer and meditation bells.
Posted on October 3, 2013 .

Check out this new app promoting healthy sex

The University Health Center at the University of Oregon has created an app to promote more healthy sexual behaviors.  But don't worry, it's not just for the college students!   


It’s difficult to predict when you may need access to sexual health information. With SexPositive, judgement-free information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), safer sex practices, communication tips and healthy advice are available on your smartphone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you’re considering having sex or you’re curious about the possibilities, SexPositive delivers sexual health information without the fear, secrecy, misinformation, judgment, and general negativity that often surrounds conversations about sexuality.
Posted on October 3, 2013 .

10 Steps to Raise PTSD Awareness

Here's a terrific resource from the VA for building PTSD awareness.  Thanks 

@VA_PTSD_Info !

10 Steps to Raise PTSD Awareness
  1. Know more about PTSD.
    Understand common reactions to trauma and when those reactions might be PTSD.
  2. Challenge your beliefs about treatment.
    PTSD treatment can help. We now have effective PTSD treatments that can make a difference in the lives of people with PTSD.
  3. Explore the options for those with PTSD.
    Find out where to get help for PTSD and learn how to choose a therapist. Also see our Self-Help and Copingsection section to learn about peer support and other coping strategies.
  4. Reach out. Make a difference.
    You can help a family member with PTSD, including assisting your Veteran who needs care. Know there is support for friends and family too.
  5. Know the facts.
    More than half of US adults will experience at least one trauma in their lifetime. How common is PTSD?. For Veterans and people who have been through violence and abuse, the number is higher.
  6. Expand your understanding.
    Learn about assessment and how to find out if someone has PTSD. Complete a brief checklist or take an online screen to see if a professional evaluation is needed. June 20th is National PTSD Screening Day.
  7. Share PTSD information.
    Share handouts, brochures, or wallet cards about trauma and PTSD.
  8. Meet people who have lived with PTSD.
    Visit AboutFace, an online gallery dedicated to Veterans talking about how PTSD treatment turned their lives around.
  9. Take advantage of technology.
    Download PTSD Coach mobile app and treatment companion apps in the National Center for PTSD's growing collection of mobile offerings.
  10. Keep informed.
    Get the latest information about PTSD. Sign up for the VA's PTSD Monthly Update, or connect with us on Facebook,Twitter and YouTube.


Posted on June 11, 2013 .