Stress less. Move more. Sleep Soundly.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite mindfulness apps to enhance your well-being.
Stay Home, Stay MIndful App
Stay Home, Stay MIndful, is a new resource from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They have partnered with Headspace to provide free mental health resources for Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Headspace also has an archive of articles to help you get started with your meditation practice, including meditations for coping with sadness, anger, and adapting to change. You can also release stress and tension through movement with Move Mode — mood-boosting, at-home workouts and 28-day mindful fitness courses led by expert trainers.
NOTE: You do not need to start a free trial or subscription to use the resources on the website. Just scroll down the page to use the free resources. If you do subscribe, additional in-app purchases are available.
YouTube Channel: Headspace
UCLA Mindful App
To further develop your meditation practice, download the UCLA Mindful App to practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. They also offer weekly mindfulness meditation podcasts hosted by Diana Winston live from the Hammer Museum that are archived here.
The Mindfulness App offers a 5-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness, timed guided or silent meditations, customizable meditation with guided introduction, bells and nature sounds, meditation reminders and mindful notices to help you to stay mindful throughout the day, and statistics to keep track of your meditation journey. The app is free and the premium version offers subscriptions and optional in-app purchases.
- For more mindfulness apps on iOS or Android devices, visit the App store on your device and search for meditation, relaxation or mindfulness apps. You can also select whether you see free or paid apps.
- For smart TVs, go to your main menu and look for wellness apps and download them to your tv to watch on demand.
- If you are tech savvy, you can also cast your favorite apps from your smartphone to your smart TV to view them on a bigger screen.