If you’re a family caregiver, you know that finding ways to relieve the stress and anxiety that comes along with caregiving is a daily battle. Check out these free mobile apps that can help you woosa and find your happy place.
In iTunes App Store
Take a Break! Guided Meditation by Meditation Oasis
Created by Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis podcast, this app brings the couple’s 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to users through guided meditations and music.
In as little as 10 minutes per day, this app teaches life-changing skills for dealing with thoughts, emotions and beliefs that induce stress or anxiety. This comprehensive app addresses 5 key areas of stress relief — practices for calming the mind, emotional balance, relaxation, energizing exercises, and achieving joy — through techniques that include guided imagery, visualizations and breathing.
Calm In the Storm
This easy to use app, created by mental health professionals using clinically proven information and strategies, features guided audio meditations to relieve stress, tools for assessing stress, a fully customizable stress safety plan and valuable information about stress.
On Google Play
Relax Lite: Stress Relief
Voted one of the Top 10 Mind & Body Apps of 2014, this app leads to effective and rapid stress relief in 5 minutes.
De-stress with the guided breathing exercises that use calming music to promote relaxation. It’s an ideal stress management tool, being simple and intuitive.
Free Meditation: Take a Break
Medically reviewed and selected for “Best Meditation Apps of 2014” by HEALTHLINE.COM, this app allows users to enjoy deep relaxation, stress relief and benefits of meditation. Developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the popular Meditation Oasis podcast, the app features two popular meditations from the podcast.
Headspace is meditation made simple, a way of treating your head right. Using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques we’ll show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life.