1. 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 - The Wake Up to start your day mindfully - Move Mode workouts and mindful cardio - “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 $69.99 per year (that's less than $5.99 a month) These prices are for United States customers.
Wholeheartedly recommend this app
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!!
Now a Rewarding and Essential part of my Routine.
I’ve been using the app religiously for about two weeks. After a recent ADD diagnosis, I thought it would be a good idea to start working meditation into my routine, and was willing to invest some resources into the guided regiment on Headspace. The problem had been nearly consuming my life and I was pretty frustrated. I was skeptical of “guided meditation” in particular, because I thought that someone talking you through the meditations through your headphones might defeat the purpose. I also have trouble sitting still in particular. I have not been disappointed. The app explicitly states that it is not intended to treat or cure attention deficit disorders, and I did not expect it to, but it significantly reduced the the severity of the problem almost overnight. I am also a collegiate music student, and I saw a tremendous difference in my practice routine and quality of playing as well. The content is very well organized and the methodology/philosophy is explained very thoroughly in fun-to-watch animations. I feel the difference at work and among friends. I just now put the app on the main dock in my phone, right beside the phone, messaging, and music apps. It is now a rewarding and essential part of my routine.
Wonderful app, but not as wonderful with accessibility
Headspace is wonderful. There are many options as far as meditations, and such go, and they are always expanding their library, which is amazing to begin with. However, I gave Headspace 3 stars as I am a blind user of Headspace, and the app is really not the most accessible app on earth. I have written to Headspace, and they did make some changes, and it is better than before, but it's still not where it should or could be as far as accessibility goes. I have to touch options sometimes and turn Voice Over off and try touching the same exact spot on my screen and turning Voice Over on again to check if I had done what I had hoped. For an app that's built to help relieve stress and concerns, this aspect of the app definitely tests my ability to just let it slide. But due to the lack of accessibility, and the fact that I am paying for the lack of full accessibility with this app, I give it 3 stars as I think it's a big enough problem to warrant such a ding. However, everything else in and around this app would receive 5 stars. When they fix the access issues, I'll be happy and able to change this review or to add a new one with all 5 stars in place.