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Mobile Apps and Online Tools

The tools below include items developed within the VA as well as publicly available resources.

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7-Minute Chi

This app allows you to move and meditate at the same time with simple moves from tai chi and qi gong.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Tai Chi, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Mobile App

AboutFace

Veterans, family members, and clinicians share experiences with PTSD and treatment.

Topic: PTSD, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

Articles by Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health

Resources for psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

BioZen

This mobile app uses wireless sensors to show the user their physical level of relaxation.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Biofeedback, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Mobile App

Chris Germer Meditations

Created by clinical psychologist and meditation practitioner Chris Germer, the meditations are intended to guide you through the first phase of mindful self-compassion training.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Meditation, Mindful Awareness, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

Comeback Yoga

Free yoga classes to help military personnel, their families and supporters develop resiliency in response to their experience.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Online Tool

Comfort Talk Pro App

Temporary free trial due to COVID-19. 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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Meditation, Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Mobile App

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

COVID Coach

The COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Topic: COVID

Resource Type: Mobile App

EliteHRV

This app measures heart rate variability, the best noninvasive measure of the autonomic nervous system and the main controller of health and performance functions.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Biofeedback, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Mobile App

Exalted Warrior Foundation

An adaptive yoga instruction program, designed for wounded warriors. This includes two videos, one for Adaptive Yoga for Comfort and Ease and another for relaxation.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Tai Chi, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

Give Back Yoga Foundation

This resource provides access to video practices, free downloads, and live streaming.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

Health Journeys Guided Imagery Audio Library

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 free.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Biofeedback

Resource Type: Online Tool

Kaiser Permanente

Guided imagery podcasts on "Relaxation and Wellness" and "Sleep."

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Sleep, Recharge

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body, Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Online Tool

Live Whole Health

VA’s new Live Whole Health app is a free, easy-to-use mobile tool 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.

Topic: Support Programs

Resource Type: Mobile App

Manage Stress: VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Includes exercises related to breathing, meditation, and progressive relaxation.

Topic: Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

Meditation Oasis Podcasts

You can listen to these podcasts on iTunes, Google Play, or using the displayed play buttons.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

Military Meditation Coach App/Podcast

Learn and practice meditation techniques for the military and Veteran community during this mindfulness podcast.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Mindful Awareness, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

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 shown to be helpful for reducing stress and helping people cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions.

Topic: Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Mobile App

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.

Topic: Physical Wellness, Moving the Body, Food & Drink

Resource Type: Mobile App

National Institutes of Health Tox Town

Information on environmental health concerns where you live, work, and play.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Surroundings

Resource Type: Online Tool

National Resource Directory (NRD)

NRD connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Support Programs, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

National Sleep Foundation

Provides sleep education materials to improve health and well-being.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Sleep, Recharge

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Topic: PTSD, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Mobile App

PTSD Coach Online

Videos and worksheets on changing your thoughts to improve your health.

Topic: PTSD, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

Simply Yoga - Fitness Trainer

A free mobile app offering 20-, 40-, and 60-minute yoga videos with certified personal trainers demonstrating each pose. It is compatible with the iPhone and integrates with the Apple Health app.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Mobile App

Sleep Self Assessment

A five-minute questionnaire from Health.mil: The official website of the Military Health System

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Sleep, Recharge

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Topic: Physical Wellness

Resource Type: Mobile App

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Tai Chi, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Tai Chi, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Tai Chi, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Caregiver Support

Information on programs to help caregivers support Veterans and themselves.

Topic: Support Programs, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Make the Connection

Provides information and videos on sleeping issues.

Topic: Support Programs, Recharge

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Mental Health Services

Provides information on the variety of mental health services VA offers nationally and locally.

Topic: Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA National Center for PTSD

Find out about care near you and self-help resources for managing PTSD symptoms.

Topic: PTSD, Family, Friends, & Co-workers, Power of the Mind

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Public Health

Information on chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service. A variety of information to empower you to live a healthier life in a healthier environment.

Topic: Surroundings

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Recreational Therapy Classes

The Recreation Therapy Service is responsible for national policies related to Recreation Therapy and the Creative Arts Therapies (art, dance, drama, and music).

Topic: Personal Development

Resource Type: Online Tool

VA Social Work

Social workers and case managers can help with concerns ranging from financial or marital problems to depression and help you find programs in your community.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Support Programs, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans and Service members can call, chat, or text this confidential crisis hotline (1-800-273-8255).

Topic: Support Programs, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body, Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Online Tool

Warrior to Soul-Mate (W2SM)

The W2SM program teaches communication skills, relationship skills, and emotional literacy skills to couples.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Support Programs, Family, Friends, & Co-workers

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body, Mindful Awareness

Resource Type: Online Tool

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.

Note: This resource has been identified by the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center as an option for your consideration, but it is not endorsed by VA.

Topic: Yoga, Moving the Body

Resource Type: Online Tool