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Apps for meditation, mindfulness and more

Filed in Archive by on March 30, 2020

There are several apps available to help with meditation, mindfulness and more. These include

  • Insight Timer: FREE app for meditation and sleep. Learn to meditate with over 13,000 guided meditations that you can sort based on how you are feeling, time, rating, and more. Sleep sections with ambient music, soundscapes, bedtime stories, sleep meditations, and more.
  • MindShift: FREE app for young adults that uses scientifically proven strategies to help them learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge or their anxiety. Quick tools provided through a virtual coach to tackle Worry, Panic, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, and Phobias.
  • Smiling Mind: FREE app designed to help people bring better balance to their lives. It was created specifically with students in mind with a whole section on mindfulness in the classroom. Offers individual program based on personal needs for ages 7-adult with exercises in mindfulness, gratitude, digital detox, exploring emotions, grounding, self-compassion, and managing stress.
  • Moodpath: Moodpath is your FREE personalized mental health companion that supports you in phases of stress, depression, and anxiety. The app tracks psychological, emotional, and physical health over a two-week period in order to generate a personalized screening that users can discuss with their physician or therapist. The app also contains educational information to teach users about the psychology behind their mood, signs of depression and psychotherapy.
  • Headspace: Learn the life-changing skills of meditation in just a few minutes a day with Headspace. Find hundreds of sessions on physical health, personal growth, stress, and anxiety. They are all designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better. Download Headspace to meditate anywhere, anytime, and start living a healthier, happier life. Good for all ages and those just beginning with meditation.
  • Stop, Breathe, & Think: The app features 34 FREE sessions. Most of the meditations are short, up to 15 minutes, and feature simple introductory practices like Being Kind to Your Body, Forgiving Yourself, and Joy. A section called Learn to Meditate explains what mindfulness is and why it’s beneficial, including some of the neuroscience and physiology behind it.
  • Calm: FREE meditations, about 25 in total, come in different lengths, from a quick 3-minute meditation to a half-hour sit. You can start with 7 Days of Calm, a weeklong beginners’ series that includes practices for cultivating awareness, returning to the breath when the mind wanders, and training for how to bounce back when the brain switches to “autopilot mode.”