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Headspace: Guided Meditation

Stress relief: breathe, focus

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 7+

About Headspace: Guided Meditation

Headspace (Android, iOS) builds on scientifically proven meditation techniques to build health and happiness. The free app provides users with the basics of meditation and mindfulness training with a 10 x 10 (10 minutes everyday for 10 days) course, with more themed meditations for a variety of aims available to premium subscribers. The app tracks your progress, and allows you to set reminders. You can also download sessions for offline use. Headspace takes a calm, relaxed approach to bringing calm relaxation into the lives of adults and kids.

Teacher Review

The app uses common meditation techniques -- such as body scans, becoming aware of environmental sounds, breath awareness, breath counting, and more -- to establish a serene, aware space for the mind to rest. Kids can learn the basics of meditation and mindfulness. As kids follow the instructions and are reminded by the app to meditate each day, they can develop the habit of making time for personal growth and self-reflection in different situations, such as bedtime and waking up.

The spoken-word exercises are designed to be used for around 10 minutes a day, starting with a 10-session pack that comes free with the initial download.

Its refreshingly simple appeal still holds, helped along by charming, yet memorable animations—such as the one that likens trying to control our thoughts to running into traffic (in other words, it’s better to just hang out and watch from the sidelines). The sessions, which focus mostly on sensations in the body and the rhythm of the breath, are forgiving for beginners—they even include a bit of break time to “let the mind do whatever it wants to do.”

Cost

The initial Take 10 program is free. A subscription costs $12.99/month or £9.99/month or $94.99/year or £74.99 with discounts for longer-term subscriptions. Headspace Lifetime subscription costs £399.99 or $399.99. This is comparable to other mindfulness apps and is a good value for the amount of content offered.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Life Skills
Emotional Development

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Headspace meditation limited

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Publisher's Description

Get the most out of your day with the Headspace app. We’ll help you perform at your best through the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness.

With the free Basics pack, Headspace teaches you the essentials of living a healthier, happier life. If you enjoy the Basics, then it’s time to subscribe. Once you do, you’ll have access to hundreds of meditations on everything from stress and anxiety to sleep and focus.

There are packs to help you build healthier relationships with the people you love, SOS sessions to help you find a place of calm and relaxation during meltdown moments and even Headspace for Sport packs to keep your mind fit whether you’re shooting hoops, powerlifting or racing for the finish line.

All you need to do is download the app and sign up. Then just sit back, relax and breathe.

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