The Science Behind attune™
Attune combines key research with the lived experience of patients like you.
What is CBSM?
Cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) is a proven therapy approach for cancer patients. Its key principles are the foundation of attune’s modules. Leading psycho-oncologists and trusted cancer advocacy groups recommend CBSM to boost emotional well-being while undergoing cancer treatment.
How CBSM benefits cancer patients
Backed by 30+ years of research, CBSM encourages you to reclaim your mental health. Rewire your thoughts and embrace self-compassion with this tried and true approach.
Actionable coping tools
Build valuable wellness skills that nourish your daily life and relationships. When you have a coping toolkit, you also improve the likelihood of survivorship and long-term health.
Positive reframing strategies
Cultivate a hopeful perspective by clearing mental roadblocks. When you are kind to yourself, you make space to embrace the positive.
Calm your mind and body with relaxation and meditation exercises. You have the power to be still and embrace your feelings. Take it one breath at a time.
Attune is a mobile app that adapts over three decades of CBSM research to fit in the palm of your hand. We are a source of support that walks with you, no matter what your journey looks like.
How CBSM and attune™ come together
Get the mental health support you need, when you need it. With CBSM and attune’s technology combined, you get encouragement and community right at your fingertips.
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Prostate Cancer Patients
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Physiological Markers of Stress
Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Reduces Serum Cortisol by Enhancing Benefit Finding Among Women Being Treated for Early Stage Breast Cancer.
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Breast Cancer Patients
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Health Economic Research
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