Everyone around me seems to be talking about ‘mindfulness’ and meditation, so I asked Kristy to do a bit of research on what’s on offer when it comes to meditation apps. There are certainly lots to choose from, and I’m definitely going to be giving them a whirl in the run up to Christmas. It’s such a stressful time, and if you can literally grab 10 minutes to yourself for a bit of guided meditation, it’s a great way to kick off a bit of calm. I’ve used Andy Puddicombe’s app Headspace, and I try and do it with the kids if I need to get them calm for bed. It’s also something I really want to get in to with my husband, so let us know what you think. Does a bit of meditation help with the old stress levels?

Buddhify

The aim of Buddhify is to ‘help people around the world reduce stress, be present & get better sleep in even the most busy of lifestyles’. With some customers using the app to help them sleep, and others for concentration, this is an app that can benefit you in multiple ways in a high tech and stressful world.

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MINDBODY

Unlike the other apps which demonstrate a ‘meditate anywhere with one touch of a button’ software, MINDBODY is a application that offers the opportunity to book Yoga, massage, group fitness, barre and many more classes instantly in a location close by.

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Omvana

Omvana brings you 500+ tracks of the world’s top transformational audio sounds to enhance all aspects of your life; Body, Mind, Lifestyle, Productivity, Relationships, Hypnosis.

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Take a Break!

Targeting stress is Take a Break!’s main aim, helping you to enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation anywhere and at anytime.

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Mindfulness App

This meditation app gives you multiple options, levels and types of meditation, so no matter what kind suits you this app is perfect. It is a app to use as a tool for anyone looking to improve mental health and overall wellbeing.

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Calm

One of the only apps that offer a multi-day series, you can relax and unwind with their ‘7 days of calm’, ’21 days of calm’, ‘7 days of managing stress’, ‘7 days of focus’ and many more! Just focus and relax for 10 minutes a day and this apps nature inspires imagery and sounds will help you achieve a calmer more collected self.

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Headspace

Learn to meditate in just 10 minutes a day with Headspace. With 10 sessions of 10 minutes each, you’ll learn how to train your mind for a happier, healthier life.

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Relax Melodies

Create a calm and relaxed ambience with Relax Melodies, an app that brings you guided meditations, brainwave beats and sounds & melodies.

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Meditation Timer Pro

Meditation Timer helps you focus on the act of meditation without thinking about it all of the time. The app has four meditation schedule options that are all editable. This is a classic way to lead you to a calmer self and come to terms with your inner peace.

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Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind exists to help build individual mental health and wellbeing through positive, pre-emptive tools based on mindfulness meditation. Co-developed with psychologists and health professionals Smiling Mind is accessible to everyone, irrespective of geographic location or socio-economic status.

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