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Mental Health is You - 6 Resources for Success in Wellness

 

Current research reveals that people's brains tend to enter a default mode of hyper-vigilance which fosters increased anxiety and stilted communication when they are not "fully present" or psychologically safe. As things are looking up and we move into a post-pandemic mindset, we are realizing the significance behind best mental health practices and self-care, especially within the business world where the term “rest” is sometimes non-existent. 

This "Mental Health is You" blog series is here to help explore the use of mindfulness, empathy and compassion in Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational ways. Explore the mental health apps below (some free and some fee-based) to fight the stress and keep your head in the game when it comes to daily life. These are created for EVERYONE―from a stay-at-home mom to a high-power executive.

Free Apps

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Breath Work

Focusing on breathing is an easy and natural way to reduce stress and anxiety. This 5-minute app activity helps you pace your breath rate through engaging text and soothing visuals. 

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Do it With Your Team

This free app helps you gather your team or group for a shared, inspirational story or meditation

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Fee-based Apps With Free Options

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Headspace

Headspace is accessible via web or mobile app. Headspace is a curated collection of mindfulness: meditations, articles, and courses. In addition to a select set of free resources, there is a free trial (requiring a credit card), and a paid membership.

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Calm

With over 1.5M 5-star reviews, Calm is the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Basically, Calm is a subscription service with an ever-growing content library. The app does offer some free resources. Calm offers a free trial, requiring a credit card. 

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Fee-Based Apps

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Sattva

This app is designed to help people build and enhance their meditation practice. The ever-expanding resource library contains guided meditations, chants, mantras, and music. Sattva is a one-time payment for lifetime access. There are no free trials or free resources. Check often for specials. 

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Aura

Aura is an award-winning one-stop app for emotional health. It includes meditations, life coaching, stories, music, sounds, sleep, kids, and therapy. Aura custom curates content based on your interests and offers a free trial (credit card required). 

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Dr. Christina Barss
Dr. Christina Barss

Dr. Christina Barss is an experienced industry subject matter expert in improvement sciences and organizational culture change. Her unique blend of practical, academic, and art perspectives creates custom operational and employee engagement solutions that transform the bottom line. For example, her PhD in sustainable systems design focused on disparately located interprofessional teams in transition during lean transformation at a large, midwestern, urban, academic medical center. Dr. Barss' 12 years in healthcare were filled leading strategic enterprise-level initiatives to improve patient safety, quality, service, and innovation as well as teaching and coaching executives. From C-suite to frontline, she connects seamlessly and guides others in building trust bridges. Her continuous improvement science foundation began in the manufacturing industry. She presents nationally and internationally on design thinking, change management, organizational culture, corporate learning, executive education, and succession planning.

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