Improve your mood and become your own expert with the wisdom and guidance of MoodKit at your fingertips!
MoodKit is a one-of-a-kind app designed to help you apply effective strategies of professional psychology to your everyday life. With four integrated tools, MoodKit helps you to engage in mood-enhancing activities, identify and change unhealthy thinking, rate and chart mood across time, and create journal entries using custom templates designed to promote well-being.
Developed by two clinical psychologists, MoodKit draws upon the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), one of the most effective and scientifically-supported methods of psychotherapy. MoodKit's innovative design enables it to be used on its own or to enhance professional treatment.
Learn more about MoodKit's four core tools below.
MoodKit Activities: Take action to improve your life with mood-enhancing activities
The MoodKit Activities tool provides a wide variety of suggestions for specific steps you can take to improve your mood. The activities, along with their accompanying examples and tips, provide you with specific ways to implement psychological principles and techniques known to reduce negative feelings and enhance well-being.
MoodKit activities are organized into 5 mood-improvement categories, plus an additional special category called ThriveTips. Each activity allows you to commit to implementing it, select it as a favorite, share it with others, schedule it in your calendar, and make a Journal entry about it.
Thought Checker: Feel better by changing how you think
Thought Checker helps you to manage negative feelings related to a specific situation by identifying and modifying the thoughts that contribute to those feelings. Through repeated use, it will help you learn to change your feelings (or change the intensity of your feelings) by changing how you think.
Thought Checker walks you through a brief process of identifying situations in which you experience distress, specifying the feelings and thoughts you experienced in those situations, determining whether those thoughts represent common patterns of biased or distorted thinking, modifying such thinking, and evaluating the impact on your feelings.
Mood Tracker: Rate and chart your daily mood to monitor progress
Mood Tracker allows you to make, save, and chart daily ratings of your mood. Through its integration with the Journal tool, it also enables you to record and save any notes that you would like to attach to your mood ratings.
Mood ratings are compiled in a chart that displays the last 7-days (portrait mode) or 30-days (landscape mode) of mood ratings. Charts are fully exportable by email for archiving or for use in professional treatment. Includes chart scrolling and enhanced charts displaying individual mood ratings, daily averages, and daily ranges.
MoodKit Journal: Develop self-awareness and attitudes that promote well-being
The MoodKit Journal allows you to create, save, and export written notes about a variety of mood-related activities and observations in everyday life. This tool comes with a variety of pre-formatted templates to help you journal in specific ways known to help improve mood. You can also create your own custom templates for repeated use.
Additionally, the Journal tool provides a central place where notes and summaries produced by MoodKit’s other tools can be accessed, compiled, and exported.
See more images of MoodKit in the Gallery, or watch the original MoodKit video (now a classic) from 2012!
But don’t take our word for it…
“It's like having your own portable psychologist ... packed with tools designed to improve not just your mood, but also your overall well-being.”
Exclusive feature in the article, "The Happiness App." David Freedman, Discover Magazine (January/February 2013)
Featured in the cover story on Happiness, "5 Top Apps to Improve Your Mood." Mo Perry, Minnesota Monthly (August 2014)
Healthline’s list of the Best Depression Apps of 2014. Heidi Godman, Tracy Rosecrans & Kenneth R. Hirsch, MD, Healthline (May, 2014)
Featured in the article, "Appily Ever After: A Smartphone Shrink." Judith Newman, The New York Times (April 7, 2013)
Featured in the article, "You, By the Numbers," as a tool that can "increase users' awareness of how professional decisions, situations, and actions correlate with mood." Harvard Business Review (September 2012)
Featured in the Health section as one of the apps that goes "a step further by providing the sorts of mood-improving strategies that patients often learn in therapy." Los Angeles Times (March 2012)
Selected by a panel of experts for The Sunday Times App List 2012 feature as "one of the top 500 apps in the world." The Sunday Times (Jan. 2012)
Recommended as one of four health apps that are "worth it" and have "what it takes to keep you interested." Ladies' Home Journal magazine (Nov. 2011)
Having MoodKit on your phone is a great idea. Whether you have trouble managing stress, depression, anxiety or other moods, this feature-rich app offers tools to help. Follow the easy guides to personalize the app to your own life. Use it every day for a month and see how it can help you make your life better.
Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., Internationally Recognized Leader in Cognitive Therapy, Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Co-author of Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.
Dorian and Erhardt, two Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) experts, have distilled the essence and effective ingredients of CBT and made those ingredients digitally available to anyone with an iPhone. Many people will find benefit to the immediacy and convenience of MoodKit in their pocket. If you are looking for a greater sense of optimism, an improved mood and a greater sense of control over your life, open up the MoodKit app.
Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D., President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Co-author of Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.