De-Stress and Relax With Chill Drills by Military OneSource

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Sometimes the best way to move forward is to pause for a moment to refresh and recharge. Chill Drills by Military OneSource allows you to do that by lowering your stress level wherever you are, whenever you need.

Chill Drills is a collection of simple audio mindfulness exercises to relax the body and mind. The Department of Defense developed these relaxation exercises for the military community and are free to service members and their families via the mobile app or the Military OneSource website.

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About Chill Drills by Military OneSource

Chill Drills by Military OneSource is presented by Heidi J. Bauer, MSW, LCSW, a therapist who works with service members and their families. She developed these guided drills to help create calm by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and reducing the level of stress hormone in the body.

While each drill was designed to help calm your mind and relax your body, some target common challenges, including back pain, negative thoughts and sleeplessness. Practice your favorite drills regularly to lower your baseline stress level and be better prepared to deal with pressure in the future. The six Chill Drills segments are:

Where to find Chill Drills by Military OneSource

Chill Drills by Military OneSource is available on Google Play and the App Store. Install the app on your mobile device where one touch can take you to expert stress-relieving techniques, anytime, no internet access needed. You can also listen to Chill Drills on the Military OneSource website, or order a playaway portable media player through the website.

The Chill Drills app is available through Military OneSource, a Department of Defense-funded program that connects the military community to the resources they need to be well, mission-ready and thrive in MilLife, from relocation planning and tax services to confidential, non-medical counseling and spouse employment. Service members and the families of active duty, National Guard and reserve (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, DOD expeditionary civilians, and survivors are eligible for Military OneSource services, which are available worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free to the user.

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My Military OneSource Puts Benefits, Resources ‘in Your Pocket’

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The My Military OneSource mobile app is an easy way to get the personalized information and support you need to live your best MilLife — anytime, anywhere. It’s like carrying the wide array of Military OneSource experts, resources and services in your pocket.

Developed by the Department of Defense for service members, military family members and survivors, My Military OneSource streamlines your online experience with one-touch navigation and fast, 24/7 access to military benefits, military life experts and MilLife guides. The app is available for free download on Android and Apple devices.

Help when you need it

Wherever you are, whatever the time, help is as close as your mobile device. My Military OneSource quickly gives you:

  • Personalized support: Get the information instantly that applies to you. During initial setup, choose service member, military spouse or family member, service branch and installation to customize the most relevant results for you.
  • Advanced search: What can we do for you today? Housing help? Travel allowances? Search suggested topics or by keyword to find guides and benefits to meet your needs.
  • MilLife guides: Get “must-know” information about military life on dozens of topics from PCS to managing finances, relationships to recreation, spouse careers to child care. Guides include articles, benefits, tools and ways our team of experts can help.
  • Benefits Finder: Find and explore the benefits available to you through military service. View all or by category.
  • Favorite content: Save helpful content in “favorites” to revisit later with one tap of your finger.
  • Fast connect: The live chat feature puts you in contact with live, expert support.

You can even leave a review to help us make improvements and develop new features for the app.

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With My Military OneSource, you can navigate military life more quickly and easily. The app is your 24/7 gateway to access powerful tools to support and enhance your well-being and resilience.

Download My Military OneSource today and use it to navigate your military life with confidence. Visit the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store to get it for free.

Relationship Tool Helps You Love Every Day

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A long-term, loving relationship is more than enjoyable, it gives you emotional support and strength during life’s hard times. Whether you’re dating or have been married for years, it’s important to nurture and grow your relationship. Love Every Day, a free relationship resilience tool from Military OneSource, can improve the quality and stability of your connection.

Contact Military OneSource 24/7.

You can get personalized help 365 days a year by telephone and online.

Overseas? See OCONUS calling options.

Prefer to live chat? Start now.

Love Every Day is a fun and interactive way that helps you develop and practice good relationship communication in only a few minutes each day. You get personalized text messages for 21 days to help foster a renewed sense of connection. By making intimate communication a consistent part of your daily routine, you and your partner learn to apply the skills in everyday life. Check out the Love Every Day video (Streaming YouTube is currently blocked from DOD networks. To visit the video directly, go to https://youtu.be/lYVv0pllMxg.).

In just 21 days, you can reduce disharmony and build healthier habits as a couple. Give Love Every Day a try to spark some fun or rekindle your romance.

Department of Defense Domestic Abuse Victim Assistance Directory and 24/7 Hotline Information

Locating child and domestic abuse resources on and off-installation is easy with the Victim Advocate Locator – whether you’re in the U.S. or overseas. Department of Defense-wide installation Family Advocacy Program offices and their Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate’s direct contact information, as well as state and local 24/7 hotline information can all be found using the tool below. Simply select your state or country of origin for more information.

CoachHub: A Mobile Coach for Your Life

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Personal trainers are good, but wouldn’t it be great if you could carry a life coach with you? Someone who would always be available to help you set goals, give you encouragement and answer your questions?

You can with CoachHub, a resilience tool from Military OneSource that gives you access to a personal online coach. It is one of several coaching solutions (Streaming YouTube is currently blocked from DOD networks. To visit the video directly, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdgADl9Ib0A.) available to service members and their families. And unlike commercial life coaching programs, it’s free.

Contact Military OneSource 24/7.

You can get personalized help 365 days a year by telephone and online.

Overseas? See OCONUS calling options.

Prefer to live chat? Start now.

CoachHub connects you with a professional coaching expert who will motivate and help you set and track goals in areas such as exercise and physical fitness testing, nutrition, weight loss and stress reduction. You can browse and select different coaches, send messages, request appointments, and post questions. Coaches create a personal profile, manage daily tasks, and monitor progress toward your goals with your permission. You access support in the way that best suits you – by text, email or internal CoachHub messaging.

The mobile coach can be used by itself or can be integrated with MoodHacker, a resilience tool that lets you track, understand and improve your mood. Learn more here.

A personal life coach is as close as your mobile device. Sign up for CoachHub and start making your goals a reality.

Improve Your Mood With MoodHacker

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How you are feeling – your mood – is a big factor in how satisfied you are with your life. It also impacts the quality of your relationships with others. To help you improve your mood and enjoy life more, Military OneSource offers MoodHacker, a free resilience tool that lets you track, understand and improve how you’re feeling.

Contact Military OneSource 24/7.

You can get personalized help 365 days a year by telephone and online.

Overseas? See OCONUS calling options.

Prefer to live chat? Start now.

When you open MoodHacker, this evidenced-based and scientifically tested tool will ask you to rate your mood from 1 to 10. It then provides a list of mood-improving activities for you to try – such as taking a walk or meditating – and it records which ones make you feel better. MoodHacker uses a chart to track your mood, shows the top activities that contribute to your highest mood ratings and sends you personalized messages. Use it as long as you’d like. There’s no time limit.

If you indicate a decrease in mood, you are reminded to use your mood helper activities. And if you need additional support, you are also given the option of contacting Military OneSource for additional assistance.

Don’t let a bad day bring you down, try MoodHacker today.