Twelve Additional Resources

2. Mindfulness Exercises – 2,000 Free Mindfulness Exercises      www.mindfulnessexercises.com

1. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

3. Insight Timer App: Free. Simple Meditation and

Mindfulness exercises beginning at 5 minutes.

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4. Stop Breathe & Think App. This app, dedicated to meditation and mindfulness, has over two million downloads. After a few weeks of regular use, you can create inner calm and peace. The app recommends  short user-friendly daily 5-minute meditation practices based on how you feel.

5. Headspace App. -  One of the best guided Meditation Apps. Free trial. The basic course offers 10 meditation sessions. These are helpful in understanding and learning fundamentals of meditation as well as helping you develop a mindful rhythm.

Headspace also offers animations, articles and videos.

Helpful tools to assist beginners and offer help and  advice to experts.

It has become one of the most widely known and most popular meditation apps

6. Declutter the Mind App. – Free 5 day trial. $7.99/month

This app is a no-frills meditation app. The primary focus is pushing out unnecessary mental chatter that often invades our mind. We have between 15,000-60,000 thoughts per day, this means between 35 and 48 thoughts per  minute. These thoughts interfere with our ability to focus on a task or concentrate on one thought.

     

The Declutter the Mind app helps train your brain so that it no longer dances around from one thing to another. The guided meditations are divided into the following topics: stress, anxiety, body scan, depression, sleep, relaxation, concentration, clarity and cravings, to name a few. 

7. The Breathing App - FREE Developed by Eddie Stern and Depak Chopra.- The Breathing App is simple and perfect for those who want the benefits of mindfulness without delving too deep into spirituality. You can only modify two settings for the meditation program: length of practice and breath ratio.

 

 8. Bonus Breathe App. - Free with in-app purchases.

This app is perfect for those who are busy and on the go. You can squeeze in short meditations as needed without using your phone. It has three settings: classic, focus or calm. You breathe in rhythm with animation on the screen. Beware: the app gives you credit for the session so if you move around or answer a phone call or text, you won’t receive credit for having completed that session.

Downside: It’s only available on the Apple Watch Series 5  and Series 6 and it doesn’t show up on the iTunes store. It’s also not compatible with Android devices.

9. Soundly App. – Functional Music App

Scientifically proven Music tracks selected and designed specifically with ambient

or white noise, soothing narrations and soundwaves that help calm brain activity during sleep

10. Mindwell App – At $9.99/month this is one of the most cost- effective apps.

While the other apps on this list are designed to promote relaxation, the purpose of this app differs in that it’s designed to ensure creativity and focus. The app blends isochronic tonessolfeggio frequencies with spoken words which promote creativity and focus.

         

Meditations help you recover from stressful or upsetting moments you may

have experienced throughout the day. Meditations are designed specifically to dampen negative emotions so that you can proceed with a more positive outlook.

The MoodShift component of the app tracks your mood and meditation progress over time.

11. Simple Habit $11.99 a month or $96 a year --  was free through the end of April 2020 in

order to provide support during the coronavirus pandemic.

These five-minute meditations focus on daily stress relief. The app

includes a playlist specific for symptoms of  burnout with topics such as:

"stay calmwith a busy schedule", "relieving morning anxiety."  The creators included a mindfulness meditation for commuting-related stress.

12. 365 Gratitude App - Free One-week trial. $34.99/year.

Daily reminders for statements of gratitude.

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