Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to mindfulness
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experts like Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, and choose from hundreds of
guided meditations on everything from managing str...
Super Helpful-Make Cheaper
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.
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.
Love the app - meditations are very repetitive though
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.
Too pricey for a college kid!
I love this app. I tried the free trial and loved it. The guided meditations really make the work easy and I found myself in a inducing a meditative state without lots of effort. They literally have a guided meditation for any situation or mood so it feels like their library is limitless. Unfortunately my free trial ran out and I bought a few months of headspace. In a way buying the app encouraged me to use it because I was spending my own money so that was good. However, when I moved into my first apartment I didn’t have enough money to keep my subscription going. I would love to buy headspace for life but I just don’t have $300 extra dollars sitting around to spend. I also feel that the subscription is pricey for something i don’t always want to use everyday. On days where I wanted to take a break from using my phone I lost my meditation streak which was disappointing. Sometimes I have a great day and don’t feel the need for headspace, but the subscription still takes the money from my pocket. On days when I really have a particular funky mood headspace is great because I feel like it can guide me through any kind of funk. I just wish it wasn’t so pricey. Buy this app if you like the meditations and have the money, but if you don’t have the dough, free meditation may be the way to go.
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.
Honestly life changing...
As a student, husband, employee, supervisor, manager, etc. life can get ahead of me every single day and honestly will overwhelm me. I have been in a long battle with moderate/severe depression and anxiety disorder, and after medications were only numbing symptoms I thought I was a hopeless case. Something changed and I decided that I wanted to start really doing things in life. I’ve had this app for a while but I finally decided to try to use it more. I started for just sleep, but just sleep turned into using it to wake up, and when I feel stressed about work or when I’m studying, I just take a quick break. It’s honestly surreal how fast 10-20 minutes goes by when going through the guided meditation in the morning. All that said, this app is amazing, and I really recommend it to anyone dealing with any problems in their life, whether permanent or temporary. Let this help you, and go tackle your problems. Also, for my fellow students, you can go to their website and verify your student status and get the full access to the meditations for $10 a year, to make this app and company even more amazing. Keep up the awesome content Headspace! And thank you for helping me on my journey
Helping me understand what meditation is.
I started a self study in Buddhist meditation using the books “LovingKindness” by Sharon Salzberg and “A Path with Heart” by Jack Kornfield because I had lost touch with my inner peace that I had just 5 years ago. I found I could no longer turn to the Christian theology from my childhood, and I yet I need a sense of spirituality in my daily life. The two books have been helpful, and very slow going. They are easy to read, but hard to do. In fact, I’m still really in the most basic part which is loving and caring for self. That’s where Headspace came in, I needed to find a guided meditation because the books are more self guided. Having the voice of Andy Puddicombe walk me through what it means to meditate in the most basic terms helped me understand that I’m on the right path. Also, it has allowed me to progress in the practice of meditation even though on a personal level, I keep falling back into using mantras of self appreciation and acceptance now for more than a month. I find Headspace, along with the two aforementioned books, to be transformative in my inner game. I plan to visit a local Buddhist Temple soon to meet others with more experiences in this meditative practice.
Stick to it and Results are inevitable.
I downloaded this app back in August, 2017 and rarely used it. In December, 2017 I purchased the annual subscription and used it occasionally, never really feeling like I was gaining anything from it. Due to a series of events in my life I decided at the beginning of March, 2018 to devote time to meditation every day. For the past 20 days I have spent 5 to 10 minutes in meditation using headspace. The changes I’m experiencing are unbelievable. Where there was impatience I find that I’m able to be still and just enjoy life, where there was anger and frustration I am beginning to identify the feeling and let it pass into peace and understanding. I’m finding life easier to accept as it is not as I want it to be. I’m learning to let go of the people, things and situations that I find disturbing and I’m able to let them be as they are at this moment. Peace and serenity are becoming mainstays in my emotional condition which, to say the least, is a monumental shift in only 20 days of practice. If you are considering adding meditation to your daily routine, don’t over think this. Get started with headspace. I want you to experience what is happening in my life for yourself.
As a TM practitioner I wasn't initially drawn to this app. However it was recommended repeatedly by health practitioners as I struggled to be consistent with my sitting practice. Finally I gave in and it's been a wonderful asset to my meditation practice. I use it as an anchor and I enjoy the presentations as well as the guided series and singles. The SOS and now the many other options are great. Being able to grab your phone and calm yourself in stressful times is amazing. Headspace has continued to improve adding more and more options and modules. You can stick with classic guided or semi guided meditation, or silence, add music or learn how to use mindfulness on a broad range of issues from speaking, sadness, grief ... you name it. I love the special section on sleep. The educational aspect is beyond compare and you can watch short videos. I still have a strong preference for Andy Puddicome’s voice and hope he never tires of doing this, but glad the options are there for others. This simply is the best app for meditation and for mindfulness. THE BEST. I highly recommend this to anyone--from those being introduced to meditation and/mindfulness to the experienced practitioner. You're in good hands here. Easy to use too. Very intuitive.
My kids and I LOVE headspace!!! <3
I’ve been wanting to meditate for a while, and I just didn’t know how to, I’ve tried yoga and a couple other things, but never really got the time to make it a habit. I found this app and decided to give it a go given the reviews. It didn’t let me down. I love all the packs for different situations in life and the fact that you can meditate 1 min or as long as you can, so no more “I don’t have time” After the trial i decided to use the premium version and it was then when I discovered the kids section (angels sing and sunshine thru clouds please) it’s never been so easy to put my kids to bed! My kids LOVE Andy and ask for him every single night, 90% of the time they are asleep by the time the sleep meditation is over (5-6 min). They have asked to start hearing Andy when they wake up, too. As for me, I had been struggling with insomnia for a while, and when I did sleep my mind would keep going on and on about everything I had to do the next day, so I’d wake up feeling restless. I’ve been using headspace at bedtime and I’m out in like 5 min. I sleep better, my mind sleeps too. I’ve been using it for a couple months and there’s still SO much to explore. I just love it :)
Simply Excellent ! :-)
I knew nothing about meditation when I started my journey about three years ago. I read Andy's book and I saw the potential to bring more calm and stability to my life. So I started using the app. I had a slow start. I tried it for several days and then dropped it for a while etc. Finally I gave meditation the priority it deserves and here I am… I just passed 600 days of meditation in a row without missing a day. I'm proud of that, but I still feel like a beginner. As Andy teaches, meditation can be a lifelong journey. I simply can't say enough positive about Headspace. I love it and I encourage you to try it! I have a couple of friends who use other "flavors" of meditation and I see no conflict between what my friends are learning and what I am learning. That gives me confidence that the lessons that Andy teaches are sound. Honestly my only concern is that Headspace will grow too large as a company and that Andy may not have time to be so actively involved in creating the content of the app. Or perhaps Andy might feel like he has completed his work with Headspace and moves on to new projects. I dearly hope that never happens. Bottom line: Very highly recommended. Enjoy! Paul in Vermont, USA
Such a cool app
It’s not that I was skeptical when it came to meditation, I just was unsure of what it was exactly, or what the goal should be. This app does an AMAZING job of explaining and easing you into meditation. It’s something you have to practice and implement into your routine. I haven’t had it for long, and I have only been doing the free “Basics” sessions, but wow I am so so impressed with the results. I don’t like to think I am a person who is just stressing herself all the time, but lately with a lot of life changes my body has been feeling a lot of tension and it has caused me horrible headaches. Whenever I meditate it relaxes me and relieves me of some of the pain. It also just gets me pumped for the day. Your emotional/mental health is so important!! Busy-ness kills, and meditating can help you take better care of yourself. This app is so well constructed. I normally don’t do subscriptions, but I’m gonna have to pay because it’s so worth it. The fact that you can choose if you wanna meditate for 3, 5, or 10 minutes? That’s awesome! So much detail. Also I personally like it way better than Calm, which is rated higher, not to mention the aesthetics are way more satisfying.
Everything I didn’t know I needed.
There’s so much to be said about how specific yet simple Headspace’s premise is. For the record, I meditate twice a day: right before I go to work, and the right after I come back home. I have been using the app for close to a month now, and I can already notice a lot of behavioral changes in myself. I respond better to situations that used to frustrate and/or upset me, and I feel much better equipped to deal with the various emotional ups and downs of daily life. To clarify something, this app is a tool for anyone to use. I used to be one of those people who thought meditation is pointless, that I wouldn’t be able to “shut down” my brain and prevent it from drifting off during a meditation session. None of that matters with Headspace. As long as you develop a habit of using the app, you will be better prepared and confident when dealing with the aforementioned feelings. Headspace has truly been a revolutionary discovery for me. As someone who has tried similar apps in the past, I can confidently say that no other app can match the sophisticated design, ease of use, and mindfulness that’s encapsulated by Headspace.
Recovery - what a difference
I have struggled with addiction, relapsing many times, having found it so difficult to be at ease without my coping mechanism (alcohol). In the past, I’d attempted meditation on my own, and found myself practicing at most once a day, for maybe 5 minutes, before wanting to jump out of my skin and do something else. With Headspace, the techniques are explained clearly and consistently, without it feeling like I’m just playing the same recorded guide over and over. It feels like Andy is personally training me in a slightly new or different way each session. As a result, I not only practice daily, but 3-4 times per day for at least 10 minutes each session. And I even look forward to it! What a difference this has made in my mood, my clarity, and most of all, my need for old bad habits. There’s even a 30 day program on coping with cravings. If you struggle with sobriety, or bad habits of any kind, you may find incorporating the practices taught in this app deep into your daily life will make the journey to wellness so much lighter and easier than it has been.
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