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Mindfulness Apps is a Swedish company dedicated to making mindfulness practice of the highest quality easily accessible to the world. The company is founded by psychologist, mindfulness teacher and Master of Engineering Martin Ström and psychologist, author, public speaker and mindfulness teacher Johan Bergstad.

So, how did it all start? Believe it or not, but when the millennium was young Martin developed one of the World’s first mindfulness apps – from his bathtub. He then became a pioneer within the field of corporate mindfulness, working closely with Rasmus Hougaard (founder of Potential Project). He met with the Dalai Lama and founded a popular meditation center in Stockholm: Yeshin Norbu. The center offers courses in mindfulness & compassion, yoga and Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Mindfulness Apps is a Swedish company dedicated to making mindfulness practice of the highest quality easily accessible to the world. The company is founded by psychologist, mindfulness teacher and Master of Engineering Martin Ström and psychologist, author, public speaker and mindfulness teacher Johan Bergstad.

So, how did it all start? Believe it or not, but when the millennium was young Martin developed one of the World’s first mindfulness apps – from his bathtub. He then became a pioneer within the field of corporate mindfulness, working closely with Rasmus Hougaard (founder of Potential Project). He met with the Dalai Lama and founded a popular meditation center in Stockholm: Yeshin Norbu. The center offers courses in mindfulness & compassion, yoga and Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Johan Bergstad Foto Johanna Hanno

While travelling the World in 1999 Johan stumbled in on an international Buddhist temple in Northeastern Thailand. One meal a day and sitting still on a hard floor for 60 minutes was quite a challenge. But Johan felt in his heart: This is it! A few years later he got to know Jon Kabat-Zinn, trained as a teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and founded Mindfulness Academy Scandinavia.

From 2011 Mindfulness Apps has worked closely with Jon Kabat-Zinn, turning his first three set of CD-series into apps. In 2019 Craig Allen from UK joined the team and this is when things really started to move. In 2021 the completely modernized app Jon Kabat-Zinn Meditations saw the day of light, and we’re proud to be the official app with meditations by Jon.

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While travelling the World in 1999 Johan stumbled in on an international Buddhist temple in Northeastern Thailand. One meal a day and sitting still on a hard floor for 60 minutes was quite a challenge. But Johan felt in his heart: This is it! A few years later he got to know Jon Kabat-Zinn, trained as a teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and founded Mindfulness Academy Scandinavia.

From 2011 Mindfulness Apps has worked closely with Jon Kabat-Zinn, turning his first three set of CD-series into apps. In 2019 Craig Allen from UK joined the team and this is when things really started to move. In 2021 the completely modernized app Jon Kabat-Zinn Meditations saw the day of light, and we’re proud to be the official app with meditations by Jon.

Mindfulness is about being fully awake. ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

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