Mindfulness means noticing and paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain.

Mindfulness Coach 2.0 was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. The app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Coach also offers a library of information about mindfulness (for example “What is Mindfulness?”, “How to Anchor Your Attention”), 12 audio-guided mindfulness exercises and a growing catalog of additional exercises available for free download, goal-setting and tracking, a mindfulness mastery assessment to help you track your progress over time, customizable reminders, and access to other support and crisis resources. Mindfulness Coach is free, doesn’t take or share any of your personal information, and doesn’t require add-on purchases.

Mindfulness Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

What's New

Version 2.1

Fixed a bug that made some buttons unreadable when the Button Shapes accessibility feature is on.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
161 Ratings
161 Ratings

Give this a try! It's worth it!

Visual and/or audio! Body scan is great, I use it when I need help falling asleep!! Breathing tool (9minutes) is by far the best I've found for daily/nightly relaxation!!! Many other meditation options available on this free app for ANYONE to use!!!!
Remember, you can modify your positions to fit your needs. The breathing says to sit, but I lay. The body scan is longer, so depending on what I need it for (meditation or sleeping), I sit or lay down.


New App Is Worthless!!!

Update: I see that no one else likes the new update as well!!! And so very true about NO APP SUPPORT! I tried the same thing that was posted in another review... there is NONE! So typical of the VA, change it, post it & walk away! No follow-up to anything or anyone! I’m a 100% disabled vet from the Gulf War & this was my go to app when things started to become overwhelming and/or I just needed to stop and regroup my thoughts.

It’s truly a shame that they have taken what was a free great app for us Veterans & anyone else to use and have ruined it!!!

None of my existing data was transferred over! Now you have to go through all the levels!!! Lastly, I’m unable to import my own music for “Mindful Listening!!!

I will not be using this app anymore! It used to be great & I used it almost everyday, sometimes more than once - not anymore. Just one more thing that the VA screwed up & never asked us veterans if there was a way to make it better... what a joke!!!


Great app!

This app is a great tool for learning about mindfulness, and just to be a more relaxed person in general. My therapist recommended it for me, she found out about it from doing her clinical rotations in the VA. I think it’s great! It’s very thorough, has good features, and it’s free with no in-app purchases required!! And no advertisements!! They recently renovated the app completely, and it’s even better than it was before.


US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
174 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© US Department of Veterans Affairs


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