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Breathr 3.0
Centre for Mindfulness

To celebrate the launch of the redeveloped Breathr app, we wanted to share a little bit about the app and how a regular practice of mindfulness has noticeable benefits for a person’s overall health and well-being. Breathr 3.0 will be available in the Apple Store and Google Play from Monday August 14, 2023.

What is Breathr?

Developed in 2017 by BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and BC Children’s Hospital Centre for Mindfulness, Breathr is a free mobile app that introduces mindfulness in fun and accessible ways.

Breathr offers a variety of mindfulness practices, from guided meditations to simple practices that can be used anywhere. Originally created for young people, Breathr 3.0 has been re-developed to include parents and caregivers, as well as health professionals. But anyone can give it a try!

As we know from research, practicing mindfulness can support social and emotional well-being by reducing stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression; improving memory and focus; and strengthening our connection and relationships with others.

The app also teaches interesting facts about the brain science behind those practices. For example, did you know that regularly practicing mindfulness can improve your relationships and connection with others? Or that it has been shown to change parts of the brain that improve memory and reduce stress?

Our aim is to highlight that mindfulness can be fun, easy to try, and can have noticeable benefits on overall health and well-being.

What's new in version '3.0'?

                   Favorite the activities you come back to most often to create your own collection

                   Turn on the Journal feature to add notes on the feelings or thoughts that come up for you as you practice

                   Filter activities by outcome, topic, or stressor to easily find what you’re looking for

                   Activities are now more accessible, with captions you can easily turn on or off

                   Explore five new meditations/practices, including PEACE, Mindful Movement, and Love & Kindness for your Child

How Breathr Can Be Accessed

The beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practiced in many different ways, and can be done anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re doing!

You can download the free Breathr app directly on either the Apple Store or Google Play (Android). 


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