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Pacifica - Your Pocket Therapist

MAYABEE ARANNYA

Platform: iOS, Android

Size: 84.6 MB

Pacifica is a stress, anxiety and depression relief app that claims to use principles from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. If you've ever faced a situation where you needed to relax as soon as possible but nothing seemed to help, this could.

The first thing you need to do is rate your mood from a range of “Very Good” to “Awful” and the app will automatically suggest activities to help with your mood, also taking into account how much energy you have to do certain tasks. The app offers five different methods of relaxation, where all you need to do is put on your headphones and do as the voice guides you.

The first method is the Basics, where you will be taught deep breathing, meditation, etc. The next is Mindfulness, which helps you get in tune with the present. In Stressful Situations, you can choose from social situations, flying, public speaking, public transit, etc. when you're feeling a little brave so that you can try to tackle specific situations that cause you anxiety. The next is Calm Down, that has helped me calm down quickly in very stressful situations. The last is Inner Strength and it focuses on improving your confidence.

The app also allows you to track your thoughts, health, and set goals. Frequent trips to the therapist are not always possible, so this app is perfect for keeping your mental health in check.

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