Emotional Wellness

Meditation, and Deep Breathing

Headspace app aims to helps you meditate, reduce stress, focus, and sleep better. Several people in our community have found the app very useful in starting and maintaining a meditation practice that has improved their well being. 

Oak is a free app which was named a "2018 New Apps We Love" by Apple and is only available iOS (Apple) devices. "We have guided meditations starting at just 5-minutes in length. If you're on the go, decompress with breathing exercises that can be practiced anywhere. For those with trouble sleeping, fall asleep to our background sounds like distant rain, crackling fire, white noise and many more."

 The nonprofit Love Your Brain has a series of audio guided meditations. You can also access the 56 different guided meditations on iTunes.

Apps to help manage your stress and recovery

Apps to help you stay on track with your self-care

One of our closed Facebook group members recommends the app Productive, which has helped her manage her recovery. You can use the app to help remember when to take medications and other self-care essentials that can be hard to juggle when dealing with concussion symptoms. 

SuperBetter is an app that increases resilience and your ability to “stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles.” A research study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that “Playing SuperBetter for 30 days improves mood, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and increases belief in the ability to successfully achieve goals.”