Breathe2Relax, Apple iPhone, Android and iPad (free) Mental health experts maintain that diaphragmatic breathing is a cornerstone of stress relief. Breathe2Relax guides you through the process with clear videos that help you practice and master the technique. Plug in your headphones and inhale/exhale your way through a dental appointment or turbulent flight. (The app can be used in airplane mode.)
Headspace – Apple iPhone, Android (free with in-app purchases) Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. This app teaches skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Headspace for work is available as well.
CALM - Apple iPhone and Android (free with in-app purchases) In addition to mindfulness, we're searching for a sense of calm when we tap into meditative practices. This application mentors users by engaging them in sessions from three to 25 minutes that focus on anxiety, stress, and sleep deprivation, focus, and more. A must-try for beginners, it also includes programs for intermediate and advanced meditators to continue their practice.
MOODNOTES – Apple iPhone, Android ($3.99 1x – do not pay for the print friendly feature) Capture your mood and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling! MOODNOTES empowers you to track your mood over time, avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being.
Smiling Mind – Apple iPhone, iPad (free) Smiling Mind is modern meditation, a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
Stop, Breathe & Think – Apple iPhone and Android (free some in app purchases) If other meditation apps expect you to dive right in, Stop, Breathe & Think wants to help you get acquainted with mindfulness first. A section called Learn to Meditate explains what mindfulness is, why it’s beneficial, and what to expect when you press play on your first track. It even covers some of the neuroscience of mindfulness and the physiology of stress, in case you’re still skeptical.
Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment—and your life ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn (2016)
Wise Mind Open Mind: finding purpose & meaning in times of crisis, loss & change ~ Ronald A. Alexander, PhD (2008)
Infinite Footprints: Daily Wisdom to Ignite your Creative Expression in Walking Your True Path ~ Tu Bears and Susan J. Rosenthal (2017)
Meditation for Dummies, 4th Edition ~ Stephan Bodian (2016)
Guided Mindfulness Meditation, Series 1, Audio Jon Kabat-Zinn (2002)
How to Eat (2014); How to Walk (2015); How to Relax (2015) ~ Thich Nhat Hahn
Mindfulness on the Go: Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere ~ Jan Chozen Bays (2014)
21-Day Meditation Practice Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra offer Free 21-day practice (streaming on iOS or laptop or iPad). Guided meditation on various topics. Includes mantra and journal within the program. Usually about 20-30 minutes per day. Can also be purchased and free resource page as well. https://chopracentermeditation.com/ https://chopracentermeditation.com/articles
Mindful.org Website with daily suggestions and articles on mindfulness. Receive mindfulness tips, insights and a free guide: 5 Simple Practices or Daily Life https://www.mindful.org/walk-this-way/ https://www.mindful.org/
Sounds True Website Books, CD’s. Sign up for free gift includes “Six Guided Practices” & “Meditation Music” http://www.soundstrue.com/store/email/signup
(suggested for sound meditation)
Tibetan Sound Healing: Seven Guided Practices to Activate the Power of Sacred Sound Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (2011) http://www.soundstrue.com/store/meditation/tibetan-sound-healing-4264.html
Songs and Albums:
Traveling the Sacred Sound Current: Divine Chants and Sacred Tones for Healing and Meditation ~ Deborah Van Dyke (2002) (1hour 5minutes – 9 songs)
The Light that Fills the World ~ John Luther Adams (2002) (56+minutes)
Sacred Spirit Drums ~ David and Steve Gordon (1994) (1hour 3minutes – 10 songs)
The Road Back Crystal Woman (World) (2005) Sunrise Prayer
60 Minutes Interview between Anderson Cooper and Jon Kabat-Zinn https://youtu.be/ipLzQnAmmqo
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Beginners – Jon Kabat-Zinn https://youtu.be/hH7U7UlHpoo
Jon Kabat-Zinn Practicing the Body Scan https://youtu.be/D8oKWQiEWYs
Mindfulness Meditation to Help Relieve Anxiety & Stress - wisemindbody.com https://youtu.be/Fpiw2hH-dlc
Mindfulness Sleep Meditation Music: Calming Sleep Music, Crown Chakra music, sleeping mindful music https://youtu.be/Cd0ZoeQxvNs (9hours 25 minutes)
Debunking the Five Most Common Meditations Myths- TED Talks / Light Watkins / Tedx VeniceBeach https://youtu.be/Xco3UjLLvGo
Wolf Spirit Therapeutic