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

    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

    Positive reframing strategies

    Cultivate a hopeful perspective by clearing mental roadblocks. When you are kind to yourself, you make space to embrace the positive.

  • Relaxation training

    Relaxation training

    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 helped me deal with the common—yet often overlooked—psychological effects of cancer like stress, anxiety, and depression. My diagnosis alone was overwhelming, so when treatment started I couldn’t focus on what I needed to do. Thankfully, attune helped me learn how to relax and channel my mood swings into manageable thoughts.

Diane S.


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.

The Research

Multiple clinical studies show CBSM’s ability to improve psychological well-being among individuals with cancer.

Key Research

Long-term Benefits

Prostate Cancer Patients

Physiological Markers of Stress

Breast Cancer Patients

Diverse Populations

Stress Management Effects on Perceived Stress and Cervical Neoplasia in Low-Income HIV-infected Women.

Antoni MH, Pereira DB, Marion I, et al.

Psychosom Res. 2008 Oct;65(4):389-401.

Health Economic Research

Attune is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, prevent, or cure a medical condition.