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Calm

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+

About Calm

Calm is a successful meditation and sleep app, with programs for anyone interested in mindfulness, from beginners to advanced users of all ages. New guided meditations are uploaded every day, and they range in length from 3 to 25 minutes, so that users can choose sessions that fit their schedules.

Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.

Teacher Review

Calm: Meditate, relax, breathe & enjoy simple guided mindfulness stress reduction utilizes a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques for young adults to older adult who are looking for a way to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives. This app may benefit users with ADD, autism, developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, older adults and veterans.

When you open the app you are presented with a list of different mediation programs. Each day there is a new meditation. The free app gives users the opportunity to participate in a seven-day ten minute meditation that teaches the basics of mindfulness meditation. Next, there is unguided mediation. This is a timed meditation anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes. The meditation uses calming sounds and ends with a Buddhist Bell. For those who need a guided meditation you can use Calm, which goes in 5 minute increments. Users are guided by a voice that gives simple directions to follow to help quiet your mind and increase a state of well-being. A body scan is another that also uses 5 minute increments. It uses the breath to help you guide your body. It goes over each part of your body to help you relax. These meditations are all free and the length can be increased or decreased based upon the individual.

Every morning before our reviewer and her class start the day, they begin with a two-minute unguided meditation. This allows each student to start their day at their own pace and leave any negativity outside the classroom. Depending upon the student she has used Calm and the Body Scan when a student is having a rough day or just needs a break. They have headphones in the classroom and a room with yoga mats for students to lie down and relax. Meditation has been a part of their daily routine for the past two years.

Calm: Meditate, relax, breathe & enjoy simple guided mindfulness stress reduction is a wonderful addition to classrooms because it has the flexibility for different students. Many students have downloaded this app at home to help them relax before going to bed. The language used in the app is simple enough for students with developmental delays to follow.

The app cues you to relax upon opening it up. Psychologist has also used the rain sound effect as white noise in a one on one therapy session to cancel noise and increase privacy. There is a choice of sound customizations, such as fire, rain, gentle waves and birds singing.

Using the Breathe button is a guided breathing exercise to help reduce stress or to help calm oneself down. Ideally, one would practice the exercises when not in a stressful situation in order to master the skills in order to be prepared to self-regulate during a more stressful time. The breathing times are adjustable, 4-8 breaths per minute, according to individuals. Interesting note, for a yoga instructor who uses it finds the breathing pace too fast, as she has greater breath capacity and control. This reviewer found 6 breaths per minute was a good pace.

With updated edition, a Sleep button has been added, which contains 4 free sleep stories. For example, Waterfall is a guided meditation designed for adults to relax at the end of the day. For those with problems initiating sleep, this feature can be helpful for occupy the mind and distract one from the negative thought processes that prevent falling asleep.

Anxiety, PTSD, Panic Attack, Anxiety Disorder, Sleep Disorder, general health and wellness. Calm also has a subscription for teachers to have the full app in their classroom.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Emotional Development
Health & Fitness

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Calm.com

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Publisher's Description

Calm is the #1 app for meditation and sleep. Join the millions experiencing lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music. Recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.

Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.

Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule. Topics include:

* Calming Anxiety
* Managing Stress
* Deep Sleep
* Focus and Concentration
* Relationships
* Breaking Habits
* Happiness
* Gratitude
* Self-Esteem
* Body Scan
* Loving-Kindness
* Forgiveness
* Non-judgement
* Commuting to work or school
* Mindfulness at College
* Mindfulness at Work
* Walking meditation
* Calm Kids
* And so much more...

Also featuring:

* Brand new Daily Calm every day: a new 10-minute program added daily to help ease you into the day or unwind with before bed
* 100+ Sleep Stories: adult bedtime stories guaranteed to lull you to sleep
* 7 and 21 day programs for both beginner and advanced users
* New Calm Masterclass added every month featuring world-renowned experts
* Breathing exercises to help you relax
* Exclusive music engineered to help you focus, relax or sleep
* Unguided timed meditation
* Open-ended meditation
* 30+ soothing nature sounds and scenes to use during meditation, yoga or to help you sleep

Track your progress with:

* Daily streaks
* Time spent meditating
* Calm is loved by the press:

“I’m generally wary of meditation apps because they sometimes weave in too much mystic talk for my taste. But Calm instead contains guidance like ‘Concentrate on your body’” - New York Times

“In the frenetic, crazy, digital world we live in, sometimes it's necessary to take a step back and smell the roses” - Mashable

“Eliminating distraction...ended up helping me relax and realize that all the stuff I was stressing about wasn't that big a deal” - Tech Republic

“Found myself similarly refreshed afterwards” - TechCrunch

Calm saves your meditation and sleep sessions to your Apple Health app.

Calm Premium subscription pricing and terms:

Calm offers an auto-renewing monthly subscription at /month and an auto-renewing yearly subscription at /year to provide you with unlimited access to the Calm Collection while you maintain an active subscription. Calm also offers a Lifetime subscription for which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment with unlimited access to the Calm Collection forever.

Payment will be charged to the credit card connected to your iTunes Account when you confirm the initial subscription purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be identified. You may manage your subscription and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after the purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable.

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