The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.
Patients can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB. A patient can also collaborate with their provider to create coping cards to use in response to personal problem areas they experience. Finally, the VHB provides the patient with positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises including guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.
Added TouchID to help secure access to Virtual Hope Box to your ensure hope box stays private and undisturbed. Also performed some improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I have issues sitting still. My mind constantly runs wild and concerns multiply. I use the games on this app to work on relaxing and keeping my mind busy on one thing. It always puts a smile on my face when I open the app and see my pictures of my family and things I enjoy. I find myself using the app multiple times a day to just slow myself down. I hope others are getting relief using it as well.
Whenever I am down, or feeling not at my best, this simple go-to app and a few simple moments of time conspire to calm and inspire and smooth my mood out. It's a silly simple thing: but the faces of family, a few words of wisdom, and a favourite poem read by my mother can rectify almost any ill. I use VHB several times a day—only for a few instants—and my mind is clearer, my mood improved, and often my eyes moistened with joyful emotion. THANK YOU!
As a physician assistant in school based health I will be sharing this with all my anxious students. Beautifully done, works great, very user friendly. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is some of the language at the start of the guided meditation is very directive (as is the muscle relaxation warning label), could use invitational language. The Breathing exercises get 5 stars as do the photo puzzles. Inspire me needs some beefing up and coping cards could use some premade editable ones.
- National Center for Telehealth & Technology
- 56 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Japanese, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © n/a
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.