My GP recommended the Headspace app which is a meditation app, that she thought might be useful to help me deal with work stress (largely office environment related). There is a free 10 day meditaion which you can use as many times as you like, but you can subscribe for about £5 a month to get access to loads of other meditation sessions for different things like health, sleep, relationships etc. I just wondered if anyone else out there has used this app and subscribes - is it any good? I have found the free ones I've done so far useful for clearing my head and just enabling me to take time out away from everything.
I'm using it at the moment. It has some good extras like an sos clip which is only a few minutes to calm down when I'm at boiling point. One feature which I'm liking at the moment is it is a bit longer than the free sessions - it is like doing a course where there is improvement. It has different series for health, relationships, performance etc. and topics like sleep and commuting.
I'm not working so using it to deal with family life/relationship stress but need a lot of other things during the day/week e.g writing in a journal, exercising and counselling.
I like the idea of the walking one but can you only use it if you've got mobile data? I only have an iPod linked to the wifi. I'm generally a bit of a stresshead when things are busy at work or home, so I think it will be useful anyway. This is the first time though that I have felt ill through stress and it's only when I go into the office as I can work from home, but not practical to do so all the time. The office is so full of people and noise and the desks are too small that I feel dizzy and spaced out
Ive been using it for 2 weeks now and its really helped. I find meditating very hard, just trying to not let my mind go is incredibly hard but I try and since Ive started Ive had much less panic attacks.
I'm suscribing, I find it useful, but not sure yet if the extra features are worth it as I found the free bit useful and not sure I've got much more out of it yet. Have started using a guided relaxation cd my therapist gave me which I'm finding more useful and thats a one off £10 to download from www.nlpinthenorthwest.co.uk the one I've got is the Golden Core, which DH and I are both finding very helpful. To be honest I've not used headspace since I got this, should try usine both and see if things are even better!
I used it for six months, and it got so repetitive. I'd learned how to do it and didn't need the app at all. In all honesty I would find it disturbing to my meditation now. I don't need to count hours or complete modules, I meditate to clear my head.
TBH I'm not a fan, you can find other apps for free. Google the owner and net worth. Just do the free bit and practice yourself with free apps until you get the knack. Meditation is a great tool and should be free for all. That is the beauty of it.
I use it to reenergise, not to make me sleep. I find first thing in the morning best.
I use sleep podcasts to sleep if I want an early night as it's mindless rambling entertainment.
I had it for a year and it was ok but I stopped using it for a while for some reasons mentioned above - too repetitive, at the time not enough variety. I go back every so often and do the free take 10 meditations and have also used other free apps. But try the take 10 and if you don't subscribe straight away after that ends they sometimes send you discounts