“You have only moments to live.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sometimes you need to tune in to tune out, and a mindfulness app might be the tool you need to get you there. There seems to be an app for everything these days, and mindfulness is no exception! Our devices our a huge factor in our struggle with mindfulness, so it might seem counter intuitive to log on to an app to help you be present, but receiving a notification to remind you to put down your phone or having a voice on hand to guide you through a meditation at the click of a button can be incredibly useful.
Interested in trying one out? Read on for some mindfulness app suggestions!
Insight Timer | Over 2,000,000 guided meditations, offering everything from binaural beats, chanting and mantras, to mindfulness for releasing anxiety. Oh, and it’s free!
Headspace | This app is great for beginners or anyone who is struggling to fit meditation in to their day. It asks only 10 minutes a day from subscribers and checks in with you daily to make sure you’ve taken the time to listen to their guided meditation. Sign up is free, but there is a cost after the introduction period.
Smiling Mind | A not-for-profit organization that is trying to make mindfulness available to everyone, Smiling Mind provides mindfulness programs for people of all ages and needs.
Stop, Breathe & Think | This app is helpful for anytime you’re in the throws of an intense emotion and need to re-centre. The app lets you check in and then guides you through a short breathing exercise. You can try it for free!
Mindfulness Apps | An app with meditations by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, aka the meditation guru.
Have you tried any mindfulness apps? We’d love to hear what’s worked for you in our comments!
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Cassandra Van Dyck