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Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Note: When using any guided meditations – Do not listen to or watch them while driving / operating heavy machinery / in a state of intoxication and / or medicated in a bath

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Metta- Gratitude Journal App Learn More

Metta is a simple gratitude journal. You can record, save and playback audio clips of what you’re grateful for throughout your day.

Available in the App Store.

Mindfulness Coach App Learn More

Practicing mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. Mindfulness has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and coping with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness Coach will help you practice mindfulness meditation. 


5 Things: A Curated Collection Learn More

A blog post summarizing some content from the MacPFD collection and beyond that may be of interest to you as a leader, a teacher, or a person. 


Developed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology for all ages; this app teaches diaphragmatic breathing and other relaxation techniques. 

Available in the App Store (IOS and Android).

Headspace Learn More

Headspace is a guided meditation app to bring mindfulness into your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts. 

Insight Timer Learn More

A free mindfulness app for sleep, anxiety, and stress with guided mediations. 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Learn More

How to do Progressive Muscle Relaxation: This exercise will help you to lower your overall tension and stress levels, and help you relax when you are feeling anxious. It can also help reduce physical problems such as stomachaches and headaches, as well as improve your sleep

Centre for Mindfulness Studies Learn More

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise offering professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. They provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals. 

Guided Self-Compassion Meditations (MP3) Learn More

A series of guided meditations (5-24 mins in length) emphasizing self-compassion. 

Relaxation Skills for Anxiety Learn More

University of Michigan (Medicine)  outline of what are relaxation exercises and how the exercises can help with anxiety.