Apps to Help Combat Anxiety

We’re slowly coming to terms with our new “normal” as children are back to school and some sense of routine is restored. But with stress and anxiety still floating around – fear of the flu season, campaign wars and a daily COVID watch – incorporating some zen breaks to restore is helpful and healthy! MVA's school counselors shared this list that was posted on WeAreTeachers.com, of great apps to zen out.
 
Apps to Combat Anxiety 
This app has it all: a mindfulness journal, meditations, nature sounds, life coaching, and more! (iOSAndroid)
 
Breathe2Relax
Breathe2Relax helps you learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing to manage your breaths. For a more thorough evaluation of your breathing, the app also connects with HealthKit and your Apple Watch device to measure your heart rate! (iOSAndroid)
 
Breathwrk helps to alleviate anxiety, increase energy, improve focus, and help you fall asleep! Because I’m sure we could all use a little help getting to sleep each night. With the Breathwrk app you’ll use guided exercises to take deeper, guided breaths. (iOS)
 
Millions of users use the Calm app for meditation. Start by entering in your needs for calm, and get personalized results for your daily meditation. Also, try out their Sleep Stories to fall asleep faster at night. (iOSAndroid)
 
Adult coloring books are known for helping to ease anxiety. This app takes the coloring to a digital environment, but the soothing effects are the same. (iOSAndroid)
 
Find out your happiness score and start improving it today. Find science-based activities, meditations, and games to play to soothe your mind and up your happiness! (iOSAndroid)
 
Meditation is key and Headspace is probably one of the most notable apps to help start meditating. It comes with guided and unguided meditations to help you soothe any anxiety. The app comes with ten free sessions, and then you’ll need to subscribe. (iOSAndroid)
 
Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep
Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of rain, waves, or even a crackling fire with this relaxation app. (Android)
 
Sleep Pillow
Soothing sounds allow you to fall asleep faster. Mix and match ambient white noises along with soothing nature sounds. And a timer allows you to turn it off so it doesn’t run all night. (iOSAndroid)
 
Another coloring app! Because, really, one isn’t enough. Similar to meditation, the app lets you turn off your brain from everything else to focus on the moment. (iOSAndroidKindle)
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