Thursday 19th March –

Lots of meditation apps are now free. Companies like Headspace, Calm and Simple Habit are offering free services in order to help people who are self isolating during the pandemic.

Many leading psychologists are stating that it is imperative to look after your mental health during self-isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to this, many people are turning to mindfulness apps like Headspace.

As far as I’m aware, Andy Puddicombe’s Headspace was the first to offer itself for free. The developer stated that it’s free for “all healthcare professionals who work in public health settings”. I love the support that Headspace is giving to those who need it right now. Our first responders are the heroes of the day and deserves all the support they can get. The emotional tidal wave they are facing right now means they need tools to help support their own mental health. And science has proven that meditation helps us control our emotions.

Free Apps For COVID-19

Headspace: In order to get Headspace’s premium services for free, you need to visit the site and enter the National Provider Identifier (NPI) and email address on the site.

Another currently free app for COVID-19 sufferers and people affect by the disease is Simple Habit. The app’s premium service is currently free for anyone who is affected by the pandemic who can’t afford to pay for it. To get Simple Habit for free, email help [AT] and note that you are unable to afford the premium subscription right now because of COVID-19 .The app developer states that they will be giving free meditations until at least the end of April.

Calm CEO Michael Acton Smith states that the yare currently working on ways to make the app free for COVID-19 sufferers and others affected by the disease.

Balance Meditation app is currently free. The app provides you with a personalised meditation coach that gives you advice and practiced specifically catered to your needs. It’s been made free to help during COVID-19. The app is usually $11.99 but is currently free. Simply email access [AT]

There’s also a free yoga app for COVID-19: Downward Dog.  The app is currently free until April 1st.

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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.