Free Mindfulness Resources to Find Calm and Nourish Resilience

Whether you’re looking for guided meditation videos, knowledgeable blogs to follow, or a new app to download on your phone to have access to mindfulness on the go, we have compiled the following resources to help you find your zen.

Videos

Websites

Getting Started with Mindful Movement– series of physical movements to encourage mindfulness

Apps

  • Calm (free options, can pay for additional features) – Variety of meditation exercises and relaxing soundtracks organized by topic (e.g. stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, etc.)
  • Happify (free options, can pay for additional features) – Science-based activities and games to overcome worries and stress; Techniques were developed by experts who study evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • Headspace (free 2 week free trial) – Sets of guided meditations aimed at tackling problems related to stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and relationships
  • Healthy Minds (free) – Translating pioneering neuroscience into tools for everyday life using mindfulness practices and podcast style lessons. App designed by UW Center for Healthy Minds
  • Insight Timer (free) – Guided meditation app with a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices targeting stress, anxiety, insomnia, etc.
  • Ten Percent Happier (free options, can pay for additional features) – Large selection of guided meditations and mindfulness practices; Great for beginners as well as those already well-versed in mindfulness; free Podcast also available!
  • Sanvello (free options, can pay for additional features) – Clinically-validated evidence-based mobile application for anxiety, stress and depression; Based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, currently used by over 3 million people
  • Stop, Breathe & Think (free options, can pay for additional features; free kids version) – Emotional wellness platform with guided meditation and mindfulness. Option to check in with your emotions and pick exercises based on how you feel; 2017 People’s choice award for best health app
  • Woebot (free) – Personalized web-robot who delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills to foster insight into unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and reduce stress.
  • Wysa: Mental Health Support (free trial) – Research-backed app that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, yoga, and mindfulness to support people with mental health and wellness needs; Access to a real mental health professional who coaches you through new skills and coping behaviors (with subscription)