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Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you're directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you are being mindful. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.
Offers ways to get help, to determine if you are in an abusive situation, information about healthy relationships, and resources. 1-800-799-7233
They provide 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved one. 1-800-273-8355
Calm was branded as Apple's "App of the Year" in 2017. The app is designed to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and help you to feel happier.
Calm focuses on the four key areas of meditation, breathing, sleep, and relaxation, with the aim of bringing joy, clarity, and peace to your daily life.
The app delivers meditations that can help you to destress, as well as breathing programs, music, and sounds from nature to relax your mind and body and promote better sleep.
Calm is the perfect app if you are new to meditation, but it also offers programs for more advanced users. Meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3–25 minutes, to fit in with your schedule.
Headspace uses mindfulness and meditation to help you perform at your best each day. The app's mission is to provide you with the essential tools to achieve a happier, healthier life.
Whether you need to build healthier relationships, find a place of calm, keep your mind fit, or reduce stress, Headspace has hundreds of themed mindfulness and meditation sessions to support you.
The app reports that meditation reduces daily stress and improves focus and attention. What is more, using Headspace is suggested to enhance compassionate behavior toward others in just 3 weeks.
Moodnotes is a thought journal and mood diary. The app can be used to capture your feelings and improve your thinking habits through the implementation of CBT and positive psychology.
Track your mood and increase self-awareness of what influences it. Learn to recognize "traps" in your thinking and ways to rethink the situation.
If you happen to enter a "thinking trap," Moodnotes will provide suggestions and useful perspectives to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Progress is viewable in the helpful "Insights" dashboard.
Packed with features, this meditation app includes a five-day guided meditation practice, reminders for when it’s time to relax, and other offers based on individual meditation habits. It can also be integrated with other health apps if users enjoy using their devices to improve their health. If you want to be more mindful and incorporate regular meditation into the day, this app is the gold standard. Purchase more features with a premium subscription.
Not sure if you should try meditation? This app is designed for skeptics who want to try meditation, but want to simplify the process with practical, easy-to-apply content. The exercises aim to help users with anxiety and sleep, and the app always adds new content each week. Apple Health App integration is also available. Users can also get the premium version for over 500 videos and additional content. This was created by the well-known news anchor Dan Harris to help others find more peace in life.
Get your little ones into the practice of meditation using Smiling Mind, an app that can be tailored to different age groups — even children as young as seven years old. Create accounts for different family members so everyone can manage their meditation practice in the app. Teachers can also use the app to make meditation education part of their classroom activities.
From the Website: Let’s be real… life brings stress, anxiety, challenges, ups, downs and sharp turns, and we’ve had enough of waiting for things to happen to us - we want to flip the script and be in control of how we feel. So we set up Happy Not Perfect, a brand solely and ‘souly’ dedicated to looking after your mental wellbeing and help you have less stress, better sleep and a calmer mind.Using research into positive psychology, neuroscience and meditation and with the help of developers, creatives and our incredible guides we create our app.
Geared for people who may be thinking of dying by suicide, as well as friends and family who want to help. The app has a customizable "My Safety Plan" of actions, a Lifebox that you can fill with your personal inspirational photos, and access to breathing exercises and grounding techniques. For friends, there are warning signs of suicidal behavior, practical steps to help, and what not to say when trying to comfort or approach a suicidal person.(It is UK based so some of the contacts and links are from England.)
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