Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson
Digital tools to help you reduce stress.
Calm.com: beautiful, inviting guided relaxation website with easy sessions ranging from 2-20 minutes and various scenic backgrounds you can change. iTunes
Simply Rain – Sounds of rain. Control the storm by fine tuning thunder and crowsswinds and set a sleep timer. iTunes $0.99
The Quiet Place – a humorous, calming minute away from all distractions and electronic notifications. iTunes Google Play
Headspace – Free access to their wonderful “Take 10” series of 10 animated, friendly, super-accessible meditations; subscription required for a range of other content including themed content on Relationships, Stress, Anxiety, plus 3-minute emergency blasts. iTunes Google Play
Buddha Board – like a peaceful Etch-a-Sketch, engross yourself for a minute in drawing with a disappearing calligraphy brush; the online version of a real-world product iTunes
Throw these free tracks on your computer, phone or mp3 player. And chill.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center: 9 free tracks
Tara Brach: a respected insight meditation teacher offers more than 50 meditations
UConn Health Education: offers 3 nice tracks:
The Free Mindfulness Project: collects Creative Commons meditation resources. 33+ tracks divided into:
These are just a “way in” to some of the array of teachers and practices available on YouTube.
Jack Kornfield – Self-Forgiveness Meditation – a teaching from one of the leaders in bringing Buddhism to America over the last 40 years
Jon Kabat-Zinn – creator of the medically accepted Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Deepak Chopra – a bestselling holistic medicine doctor
Stress Relief (walking through what looks like Joshua Tree)
Pema Chodron – female Buddhist teacher and abbess of Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, noted for her writings and teachings on compassion and fear
Loving Kindness Meditation – a very powerful practice, here are 2 examples
UNH Health Services