We’re beyond excited to announce that Mindful Powers is now available for Android devices! Mindful Powers is a kid-first, holistic approach to building social-emotional learning through the power of play. Built on a skills-based methodology that helps children in early and middle childhood build a healthier relationship with life stress and anxiety, Mindful Powers empowers kids to bring calm to their lives at the touch of their fingertips.
Mindful Powers is designed to let kids take control of complex – and often scary – emotions through:
MINDFUL PLAY | Through a series of progressive voice-guided stories, kids learn how to master the powers of mindfulness – the ability to know and understand what is happening in one’s head at any given moment without getting carried away by it. Before each story, kids sooth their very own Flibbertigibbet who is in an agitated state with the touch of their finger. This sensory-based repetitive interaction triggers the body’s rest and digest response, helping kids relax and regain focus.
FOCUS TIME | The Flibbertigibbet self-set timer helps kids set mental parameters around a given task by applying designated focus time until completion. When the focus timer is on, Mindful Powers deters kids from using the device for any other purpose, encouraging them to work towards completing their tasks.
Mindful Powers is not a cookie cutter approach to mindfulness. Based on contextual behavioral science and inspired by an approach to therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, it recognizes that the mindfulness experience is a psychological experience that can be learned in small bits that are gradually presented and trained. The app walks the listener through a series of audio scripts that cover basic mindfulness sessions and exercises that can be practiced throughout the day. This intimate habit of “sitting with oneself” with an attitude of openness and compassion, can lead to greater wellbeing, physical health, cognitive flexibility and adaptation to challenges. Mindfulness is an important life skill that everyone ought to have.
– Dr. Roger Vilardaga, Associate Professor, Duke University