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So, I’ve been wanting to meditate for a really long time. Years even. I am *not* a self-starter when it comes to self care. I can have good intentions for years, that never come to fruition. That’s when I found Headspace. I had actually seen it advertised in a couple of places - Groupon, for one... but also as a part of a package deal for January with one of the barre fitness companies. I was about to pull the trigger on the barre one (even though, let’s be honest... I would have probably never done the barre workouts, and it would have been a waste of money), when I noticed that my life insurance company gives me points for meditating. Not only that, but they actually give me a complimentary year’s subscription to Headspace. Wait, now it’s FREE? And it gets me points towards lowering my life insurance premium? I was in shock. So, I downloaded the Headspace app, and this gal who is bad at being consistent with any form of self care is now meditating on the regular. I absolutely LOVE how easy it is to use Headspace. I’m still in the beginner series, but all I do is open the app. I push play. I sit, and voila! Ten minutes later I feel so centered, and grateful that someone made an app for people like me who need that extra push in the right direction. Thank you, Headspace, for giving me that push.
For a while now, I’ve been trying out different calming and mediation apps. I’ve tried a bunch, but once I sign up or take a lesson, it asks me to start my free trial or buy premium, plus, etc. So after the last one, I found headspace. I figured I would try it, to see if it was good. And boy, was it worth finding. I’m so happy I found it and I should get it. First of all, you can do all the different things on the app, with NO FREE TRIALS OR PREMIUM/PLUS/etc. There is a headspace plus/premium, but u don’t need it to use the app. That is one things that I LOVE ABOUT THIS APP! Another thing is that it works very well and has helped me a lot! I have only had it for 3 days and i already feel more self-aware and calm. It helps u control stress, anxiety, and it helps with your health and sleep. And most of all, it teaches u an amazing skill of mediation! It has helped me a lot, for many reasons. It also will occasionally ask u questions like “how is ur day going” or “what do u want to have more control of today”, and give u a bunch of options. It helps u get ur feelings out and if ur not having a good day, it gives u a boost of some positivity and happiness! It is very helpful and i definitely recommend this app! I hope u read this and fine it useful and I really hope u get the app! IT IS WORTH IT! 💗
This app so far has helped me so much. It is obvious that it would take a lot if work to create the animations, the sessions etc. But I really do not think that users should be charged. Not because I don’t think the app creators aren’t deserving, but because I think this app could help so many people and it shouldn’t be at a cost. Another reason is because of people like me who is young doesn’t have money or a credit card to pay $7-$12 per month to use the app. My parents would not pay for this as much as I say it helps and there are really no other ways for teenagers to cope with anxiety and depression without spending money on therapy, doctor’s appointments and pills. I feel like this is true for so many people and this app would be even greater if even 10 more sessions would be made free. I am constantly having anxiety, but I have to subscribe and pay $7+ for more than one session? I really think that this app should not have as my costs because it wouldn’t in the first place if it really cared about helping people. I am in no way saying that the creators of this app don’t deserve anything. It is an incredible app. Maybe to earn some money they could add costs on some sessions like the waking up ones, or the work and performance ones. The sessions about anxiety, stress, depression etc should be made free in my opinion.
I started meditating with Headspace 5 months ago. I needed help with managing my lifelong struggle with anxiety, issues with sleeping, and getting started with meditation. I really liked that they offered short 3 or 5 min meditations — I did them throughout the day at home and in my office. Full disclosure: I was going to therapy at the same time and had started anti anxiety medication. But Headspace was integral to my journey to feeling more stable and healthy. The app was a day-long companion in difficult times and gave me the mental space to help myself. For the first few months of meditating, I wasn’t very good at it (understatement), but I slowly got better. Some of the teachings (especially the video about running into traffic) even helped me in therapy. I purchased the app to have full access about 1 month ago. (I moved to a new city and was worried about being in a foreign environment without my usual coping tools. I knew that if i bought the app, I would hold myself accountable to meditating as often as possible.) It’s been 100% worth it. It’s hard to describe fully but after all these months, I’m feeling more stable. Not all the time, of course. But I’m able to see beyond my issues and anxiety. All this to say that I wholeheartedly recommend this app!!
I love the Headspace app and I’m a big fan of Andy’s soothing voice. I’ve now meditated ~35 days in a row, something I was never able to accomplish through other meditation apps. The design is beautiful and I love the animations. My only feedback is that the courses are very repetitive in terms of the actual structure and guided meditations. While that’s great and I understand it’s helpful to have a similar structure, a 10 min meditation in a course on Happiness and 10 min meditation in a course on Managing Anxiety are about 85% the same except for about 2 min of the session where he talks about the topic. Take deep breaths, close your eyes, feel your room around you, focus on the breath, Andy talks for a min about the topic, bring awareness back to breath, body scan, let go of awareness, bring it back, done. That’s helpful for a very generic meditation, but for these very specific topics, I feel like there should be more techniques used and a bit more difference in what’s asked of the user. I do feel better and relaxed afterwards, but don’t really feel like I’m more prepared to deal with the anxiety. I know I’m more aware of it, which is part of the point, but is that the only point? Again, love the app, just hoping there can be some more added to differentiate and add more value for that topic.
Headspace is your guide to health and happiness. It’s the simple way to let go of stress and get a better night’s rest. Learn to relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Plus, Sleep by Headspace helps you create the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest.
Get more from your day through mindfulness, be less distracted and reactive, and focus on the things that matter most to you. The Basics course is completely free and
will teach you the fundamental techniques of meditation and mindfulness. After that, by subscription, gain access to the full Headspace meditation library. Train your mind with guided meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety, to getting a better night’s rest, to relationships. Bring more awareness to daily activities through on-the-go exercises, and use SOS sessions to skillfully manage moments of panic or anxiety. Get the rest you deserve at night with the help of Sleep by Headspace, which includes sleepcasts and sleep sounds. The Headspace animation library is full of tips and helpful wisdom to keep your practice on track, and you can even add friends to keep each other motivated.
WHAT THIS MEDITATION AND SLEEP APP DOES:
Headspace teaches you how to meditate, breathe, and live mindfully. It’s even been proven to improve focus. There are exercises on topics including managing anxiety, stress relief, breathing, happiness, and focus. Don’t worry if you’ve never meditated before. There’s a free Basics course that will teach you the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.
As part of the Sleep by Headspace experience, there are sleep meditations, sleep sounds, and specially-designed sleepcasts to guide you to a place of rest. Sleep by Headspace was built around the needs of restless sleepers so the screen is darker and the buttons are easy to find. After all, no one wants to look at a bright screen at night. It’s perfect whether you have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night.
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
- Hundreds of guided meditations on subjects like focus, exercise, and sleep
- Sleep by Headspace to help you drift off
- Everyday Headspace: daily meditations on a new topic each day
- “Mindful Moments” to keep you present throughout the day
- 2-3 minute “mini meditations” for a quick mental reset
- “SOS” sessions for moments of panic, anxiety, and stress
- Headspace animations to teach you new skills and answer your mindfulness questions
- Track your progress and time spent meditating
- Add Mindful Minutes to Apple Health
- Buddy up and add your friends to meditate with you
- Guided meditations and mindfulness exercises for Kids with sessions on Kindness, Calm, and Focus
- Training led by former monk and renowned mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe
SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS
Headspace offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
$12.99 per month
$94.99 per year
These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.
The subscription will automatically renew unless turned off in your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before current period ends. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed. If you subscribe before your free trial ends, the rest of your free trial period will be forfeited as soon as your purchase is confirmed.
Headspace also offers a Forever subscription which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment of $399.99 with unlimited access to the Headspace Collection forever.
Headspace integrates with the Apple Health app.
Read the terms and conditions here -