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Top 5 apps for mindfulness

Mindfulness used to be an elusive concept, reserved for yoga camps and meditation groups, but nowadays, the tools to practice mindfulness are always at your fingertips and can be taken with you and your family wherever you go.

 

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

For children

Younger children in particular will love this mindfulness app by Sesame Street. The perfect resource for parents to share with their children, ‘Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame’ asks you to help calm down your new monster friend, brainstorm and trial plans, and practice breathing techniques, emotional vocabulary and more.

www.apps.apple.com/au/app/breathe-think-do-with-sesame/id721853597

Headspace

For children and parents

Headspace started with a simple goal: to make meditation accessible for everyone. Since launching in 2010, Headspace has helped millions of people in more than 190 countries find peace of mind, overcome anxiety, depression and insomnia and make meditation part of their daily routine.

www.headspace.com 

Mindful Powers

For children

Promising an holistic approach to mindfulness, Mindful Powers helps young minds learn and practice how to respond to everyday challenges – all through the power of play. Aiming to help children in early and middle childhood build a healthier relationship with anxiety, stress and life in general, this app puts the power of calm at your children’s fingertips.

www.mindfulpowersforkids.com

The Smiling Mind

For children and parents

Offering both web-based and app-based services, The Smiling Mind is on a mission to help young people develop the skills they need to thrive. Offering daily meditation and mindfulness exercises – for free – The Smiling Mind believes real change can be made when you dedicate just 10 minutes each day to your mind.

www.smilingmind.com.au  

Stop, Breathe & Think Kids

For children

Find peace anywhere, anytime, with ‘Stop, Breathe & Think Kids’ – an award-winning meditation app geared exclusively towards children. The app uses captivating illustrations, rewards and activities to make mindfulness fun. And fear not, mum and dad – there is an app for adults, too.

www.stopbreathethink.com/kids