As part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s wellness program, counselor Alex Rowell has been providing students, staff and faculty with weekly email tips, and periodic presentations on staying physically and mentally well. He compiled the following apps; they are great resources for managing stress:
- Breathe2Relax: A portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body, and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.
- Fluid Monkey – Relax as you enjoy interacting with incredibly smooth and responsive pools of liquid. Use all ten fingers to smear paint, jiggle gelatin, or fling brightly-colored balls through puddles of mud.
- iQuarium – Chill out while watching your Parrot Cichlid fish swimming in its tank; feed it, play with it, interact with it.
- Panic Attack Aid – Contains tools for breathing, explanation of physical symptoms, and distraction exercises.
- Relax Melodies – White noise ambience for sleep, meditation & yoga.
- Simply Being Guided Meditation – Voice guided step-by-step instructions for meditation and relaxation.
- Daily Body Scan – A stand-alone, iPod-ready, audio track featuring expert contributor Stephen Cope from Wild Divine, the makers of Relaxing Rhythms.
- Equanimity – Provides mindfulness practice sessions.
- Simply Yoga – Contains 20, 40, or 60 minute yoga routines that step you through each pose. Each pose is demonstrated by a certified personal trainer, simply choose your workout length and follow along in the comfort of your own home