The recent Covid-19 situation has caused many Hong Kongers suffering from immense pressure and anxiety. Severe and long-lasting stress may lead to poor mental health status, triggering an array of physical and psychological problems. With the rise of cutting-edge technology, managing stress becomes easier whether you’re on-the-go or before bed. Here are 5 apps to support your inner world.
Theratalk is a technology-based psychological service provider running on both online and offline channels. Their platform provides solutions to enhance people’s body, mind and spirit with the help from professionally-trained counsellors. Their online services include unlimited text counselling, and real-time text and video counselling. Counsellors will first understand your current mental health state, then discuss your needs and give advice on your situation.
AM Mindfulness is an award-winning and clinically-validated app that offers you an effective mindfulness experience. You can have an objective assessment of your stress level powered by AI, and practice guided meditation personalized for you. You will be able to track the changes in emotions along your mindfulness journey.
Mindfulness meditation has been playing a significant role in improving mental and physical health, like reducing stress, improving sleep and increasing focus. With support from scientific research studies and led by mindfulness experts, Headspace provides a personal guide to mindfulness with physical exercises, videos and inspiring stories to help you move more and sleep soundly.
Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and scientifically proven strategies, Mindshift helps you learn to relax and be mindful, develop effective ways of thinking and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. Some of the features include guiding your breathing, reorienting your thinking, overcoming your fears and building your confidence with interactive and easy tools. Instead of avoiding anxious feelings, this app emphasizes the importance of changing the way you think about anxiety and riding out intense emotions.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that stimulates the body’s natural self-curative abilities by using fingers to press key points on the skin surface, which helps to release muscular tension and promote blood circulation hence aid healing. This app contains 90 points combinations to be used in different situations like relieving headache. With the illustrated instructions, you can easily do the self-massaging and relieve anxiety.