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Mobile Apps and Online Tools

VA’s new Live Whole Health is a free, easy to use mobile application created for Veterans and others who are ready to take the next step in their Whole Health journey. Whole Health is VA’s holistic approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers care around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. With this app, you can fill out your personal health inventory, set goals, get virtual coaching, and learn more about Whole Health.

Live Whole Health is available for download on iOS or Android devices. The Live Whole Health app is not meant to replace professional care for clinical or mental health conditions.


Learn more in the Live Whole Health Mobile App Fact Sheet.


The list below includes additional resources developed within the VA as well as publicly available resources.



VA web-based and mobile resources:

  • #LiveWholeHealth Self-Care Blog Series – VAntage Blog on helpful self-care practices you can enjoy on demand.

  • My HealtheVet – My HealtheVet is VA's award-winning online Personal Health Record (PHR).  This provides access to your personalized VA health care and information 24/7 through web-based tools that empower Veterans to become active partners in their health care.

  • PTSD Coach – This app connects users to tools for managing post-traumatic stress symptoms. It supports Service members and Veterans with self-assessments, symptom-tracking capabilities, educational materials and stress coping skills.
  • MOVE! Coach – This app is a 19-week weight loss program for Veterans, Service members, their families, and others who want to lose weight. The app helps participants track and receive feedback on their progress with weight, diet and exercise goals.
  • Moving Forward – This app allows users to access on-the-go tools and learn problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. While this app was designed for Veterans and Service members, it can be used by anyone.
  • Stay Quit Coach – This app provides information about smoking cessation, along with motivational messages, interactive tools and support contacts to help users stay smoke-free and cope with urges to smoke.
  • Mindfulness Coach – This app leads the user through steps to learn how to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. It has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and helping people cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

  • Guided Meditation Podcasts - Choose from several brief podcasts designed to help settle the mind and increase a sense of relaxation and peace (located at the bottom of the page). 





Yoga Experiential Resources:

Note: These resources have been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as options for your consideration, but items in this category are not endorsed by VA.

  • Veterans Yoga Project - Mindful Resilience-Home Practice Library is a  collection of mind-body practices to be used to further develop practices related to Breath, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These tools help us breathe easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives. As a result we become more resilient in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary challenges. In this library you will find downloadable audio files of each of the five tools of Mindful Resilience Training. We invite you to explore various practices all led by Veterans Yoga Project Ambassadors and Teachers.
  • Kula For Karma  The Yoga for Veterans Video Series is a 6-part guided yoga and meditation practice, designed specifically for Veterans. These 30-minute videos guide viewers through asana, adaptive yoga, restorative practice, easy flow,  power yoga level I & II and meditation.
  • Yoga Journal - Yoga Journal offers a unique offering of free online yoga videos. These videos offer sequencing., tips and tutorials for beginners and advanced participants.
  • Warriors at Ease- Explore meditation, breathing techniques, iRest Yoga Nidra and more yoga. This resources offers a guided iRest Yoga Nidra session, experiential breathing techniques, and yoga demonstrations.
  • Mindful Yoga Therapy- Free downloads, includes a series of short breathing practices that are part of the Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and a Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra resource.
  • Comeback Yoga - Free yoga classes to help military personnel, their families and supporters develop resiliency in response to their experience.
  • Glo - Temporary free trial due to CIOVID19. With over 4,000 online yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes on demand, you can experience the benefits of your practice at home or on the go, on any device. You can even download your favorite classes so they’re always available to you.
  • Connected Warriors Virtual Yoga Classes - Join live and recorded zoom yoga classes, or explore posted YouTube virtual yoga classes made possible by the Connected Warriors.



Tai Chi Experiential Resources:

Note: These resources have been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as options for your consideration, but items in this category are not endorsed by VA.

  •  7 Minute Chi - 7 Minute Chi allows you to move and meditate at the same time with simple moves from Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  You will learn to  decompress and energize with moving meditation. The exercises are simple moves performed by Master Li.
  • Tai Chi Fundamentals: Standing - Tai Chi Fundamentals is a YouTube Experiential and Informative Video that shares the basic moves involved in Tai Chi. The Basic Moves train posture, balance and coordination.
  • Tai Chi Fundamentals: Adaptive with Walking/Walker Aid - Tai Chi Fundamentals is a YouTube Experiential and Informative Video that shares the basic moves involved in Tai Chi. The Basic Moves train posture, balance and coordination for a participant who uses a medical walker or walking aid.
  • Tai Chi with Tricia Yu - Tai Chi with Tricia Yu offers a YouTube Channel consisting of multiple videos and demonstrations for an overall Tai Chi experience.
  • Freedom Qi Gong - An online course with daily follow-along videos that teach beginners simple Qi Gong techniques to combat stress and help the body heal.

 


 Biofeedback Experiential Resources:

Note: These resources have been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as options for your consideration, but items in this category are not endorsed by VA. 

  • EliteHRV - HRV is the best non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System, the main controller of health and performance functions. HRV is a direct link to your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and can therefore be used to gain insights into your nervous system, stress and recovery activity.
  • HeartMath  - The three-hour H.E.A.R.T. online program, free for veterans, military personnel and their families is presented by professional trainers (both veterans) who provide comprehensive instruction in HeartMath’s research-based self-regulation techniques and technology.  Learn to manage emotions, build resilience and improve performance, mental focus and decision-making. The tools taught in H.E.A.R.T. have proven to be effective in helping individuals manage many challenges of transition as well as issues such as poor sleep and hyper-arousal. Veterans tell how HeartMath helped them.



Meditation/Guided Imagery Experiential Resources:

Note: These resources have been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as options for your consideration, but items in this category are not endorsed by VA.

  • Health Journeys Guided Imagery Audio Library - Guided imagery and meditation have been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, reduce pain, generate confidence, enhance focus and, maybe best of all, clear the way for finding your own deep inner peace. The page streams a variety of brief, effective meditations by leading practitioners in the mind-body field. Find your favorites, listen regularly, and enjoy the benefits. Invite your family to use the page, too.  It’s available 24/7 and it’s free.
  • Meditation Oasis Podcasts  The Meditation Oasis® Podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation. You can listen to it at iTunes or Google Play or by clicking on the play buttons below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent. Tap on the green button to view recent podcasts.
  • Chris Germer - Chris Germer is a clinical psychologist, meditation practitioner, author, and teacher of mindfulness and compassion in psychotherapy and everyday life. Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program. Feel free to download the following meditations for your personal use. They are intended to guide you through the first phase of mindful self-compassion training. The meditations are primarily instructional in nature and briefer than most meditation sessions.
  • Military Meditation Coach App/Podcast - Learn and practice meditation techniques for the military and veteran community during this mindfulness podcast hosted experts in the Military Health System, the Defense Health Agency, and the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control.

  • Comfort Talk Pro App - Temporary free trial due to COVID19. The Comfort Talk mobile app can help you relax, feel confident, explore being more peaceful, and focus on a sense of well-being and ease.