Find 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.

  • 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)

Mindfulness Resource Library is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.