3.2 out of 5
Free/Content appropriate for beginner users.
Lacks some structure for beginner users.
Oak – Meditation is most suitable for beginner meditators, as its general orientation is to introduce and guide inexperienced users. The program is easy to use and the guided meditations are appropriate for the program’s target. As the program is available free of charge, it is a good option for those who want to try out meditation. However, the program could use some more structure and orientation within the exercises and in the general framework (e.g. how many meditations in the program, recommended practice time, etc.).
Notes for Clinicians
Oak – Meditation could be recommended to patients dealing with mild to moderate mental health problems who wish to study how to meditate. The program does require some amount of focus and energy to be effective; therefore, it is key that patients are motivated to learn how to meditate or
clinicians can offer step-to-step guidance. It could be incorporated between therapy sessions as an additional practice, if meditation is used within therapy, or to help the patient acquire new relaxation skills not practiced in therapy.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017