Pacifica Mindfulness Updates

We’re delighted to announce the recent renovation of Pacifica’s relaxation and meditation section. Some of the changes we’ve made to this section of the app:

New Design
Perhaps the most obvious change, we’ve shifted from a list to a more visually appealing format, with images that provide some information about the nature of the activity. We’ve also simplified the display of the meditation lengths and updated some meditation names.

 

Daily FREE Meditation
Each day, a different Premium meditation/relaxation activity will be featured and will be available for free. 

New Meditations
These new activities will help you to build new coping skills and think differently.

  • Building PositivityUse mindfulness to identify wins, focus on the upside, and savor moments of joy.
  • Getting Motivated: Use this meditation to build initiative and move towards your goals.
  • Eating Mindfully: Be fully present while eating to savor the experience.
  • Coping with Physical Pain: Use mindfulness to help you manage pain.
  • Defusing Anger: Use mindfulness strategies to cope with frustration.
  • Falling Asleep: Release your stress from the day while relaxing into sleep.

Updates to Existing Meditations
We’ve improved and updated our existing meditations, particularly those designed to help you coping with anxiety-provoking situations, like taking a flight or being in social groups. Be sure to give these a listen!

Meditation Reminders
You can now set up daily reminder notifications for meditations, to help you build a mindfulness habit.

Do you have suggestions or requests for meditations you’d like to see in the future? Send us an email at info@thinkpacifica.com with your ideas!

Pacifica 2.0 has Launched!

We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to Pacifica over the past 6 months. We launched the app because we know personally how difficult anxiety, stress and depression can be. Providing a convenient and effective way for folks to access relief on a day-to-day basis was incredibly important to us. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Meditations, we did just that – we built Pacifica to include tools that can be used daily for stress and anxiety relief. Whether you’re a college student overwhelmed by tests, or a young professional anxious about your career path, or a mom stressed out by the busy bustle of raising children – Pacifica can help you!

Over the past 6 months, we’ve gathered helpful feedback from the community (you!). Many have provided valuable suggestions for improvements. And we listened carefully. Taking that feedback and learning from you, we’re happy to announce Pacifica 2.0!

Pacifica 2.0

Without removing any of the tools that users love, we modified the app and streamlined a few key areas to make it even easier, helpful and enjoyable. Here’s what’s new:

  • After your first MOOD entry each day, we’ll suggest a corresponding activity to help. You can also set a reminder for later in the day.
  • You now have the ability to comment on COMMUNITY posts. We are excited to watch how the conversations unfold!
  • We revamped GOALS (formerly EXPERIMENTS) with hundreds of daily challenges for you to pick from.

Download Pacifica 2.0 today, available on both iOS and Android. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback at chris@thinkpacifica.com. We hope you enjoy the update!

PS – Most of the tools in Pacifica are available every day such as MOOD, HEALTH and now GOALS. In Pacifica 2.0, access of some of the activities rotate each day as well, such as RELAX, THOUGHTS, and MEDITATIONS. If you want to ensure that all the tools are available whenever you need them, upgrade to premium. We made the cost $3.99/month because we want it to be easy for users to afford.

App Update: Private Groups and Public Communities

It has been a very exciting couple of months for us here at Pacifica. We launched at the end of January and the response has been overwhelming. Over 215k people have signed up to use Pacifica, and we can’t get enough of what they’ve been saying about it:

Your comments and feedback have been inspiring. There truly is a movement underway in how people are starting to address their daily health. Fitness is no longer just about our physical wellbeing. It’s about our overall health and happiness, both body and mind. And an important part of that is in having personal support groups that can help when you need it most. We’re excited to say that these support groups are now coming to Pacifica. Today’s release focuses on two specific pieces of functionality: Private Groups and Public Communities.

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Private Groups

Create support groups with your family, friends or confidants. Stay connected through chat and sharing (i.e. your mood history, thought records, and experiments).

Public Communities

Share your daily accomplishments, anecdotes, or inspirations, no matter how small. Or just browse and like your favorite content across our 12 communities (ranging from “Your Stories” to “Gratitude” to “Depression” to “Work Stress”).

Mindfulness Meditations

We have also added a few new exercises for our premium users. You can now calm yourself with three new mindfulness meditations: Breathe, Senses & Observe.

As always, we continue to try to fix as many bugs as we can every release as well. Here are a few of the bigger ones this time:

  • Recording Positive Visualizations on Android works correctly now.
  • Health data is correctly showing alongside your mood entries in progress.
  • Pauses during playback of certain relaxation exercises should work correctly now.
  • Relaxation audio should play correctly when phone is locked.
  • Delete mood entries and edit notes in the progress view.

We know we haven’t fixed everything or addressed all of your feedback but please do keep letting us know if you have any comments. We’re always striving to make Pacifica as good as it can possibly be and we can’t do it without your input.

Version 1.1: French, Spanish and so much more

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Our latest release is the biggest since our initial launch. Chris and I can’t thank you all enough for your feedback. We listened to every single comment and tried to prioritize what we could to get this out in a reasonable amount of time. First, the new features and changes:

French & Spanish Translations
In March, Pacifica reached #1 in Health & Fitness in the French App Store. Unfortunately we didn’t have internationalization at the time. We’ve responded to your feedback and are hard at work translating Pacifica to as many languages as we are able to, beginning with French and Spanish.

Health + Mood History
You can now see your health data alongside your mood history. This better helps understand how your behaviors can affect your state of mind. For me personally, it allows me to better see how my lack of sleep and how much caffeine I’m drinking seem to always cause a dip in my mood.

Daily Quotes
The home screen has been redesigned to display daily quotes that correspond to the daily activity. Check back each day for a different quote. The new video should also provide better contrast and is more uplifting.

Male/Female Narration in Relax + 8 New Visualizations
We’ve put a lot of work into Relax this release. For one, we added male/female narration to the muscle relaxation activity. This way, you can complete the activity without looking at the screen. We also added eight visualization meditations that can be used in situations where you might not be able to record your own voice.

New Soundscape Mode in Relax
“Soundscape Only” is a new activity in our guided relaxations that allows you to listen to the soundscapes infinitely. This was possible in the last version via our “meditation mode” but it was hidden behind a few different preferences. We brought this out into its own section of Relax to make it easier to use.

Simple & Advanced Mood History
By default, the mood history now shows a simplified view of your mood over time (a smiley). This is designed to give you a quick way to see your mood trends. You can still toggle back to the graph view via the button in the upper right (now “advanced”).

Persistent Experiments
Experiments were initially designed to be done in a single day. That wasn’t very practical. Your experiments will now stick around until you complete them, allowing you to better chronicle your accomplishments. There’s no rush.

HealthKit integration for iOS
Pacifica can now read sleep, caffeine, and workout data from the Apple Health App. If you have a device that supports HealthKit integration, this should make it a bit more seamless to populate data in Pacifica.

Ok, so we’ve packed a lot features into this release. Of the many bug fixes, here are a few of the big ones:

  • We’re hoping we’ve fixed most of the crashes on both iOS and Android. This seems to be the result of the way we’re using audio and video. Please let us know if you’re still seeing problems.
  • We’ve tried to fix the issues with Pacifica taking over the audio on your device. We may not have gotten all of it, but it should be a lot better.
  • Scrolling in the mood progress view could have issues every once in a while. This should be cleaned up.
  • Too many others to name here.

Thank you again for all of your feedback, and please keep it coming. Feel free to contact us at info@thinkpacifica.com with anything that’s on your mind.

Chris & Dale