Headspace Is Offering Free Meditations (And They Aren’t Alone)

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Headspace is one of the most well-known mobile wellness and meditation platforms—and now it’s even more accessible. Headspace has launched free meditations to help people cope with the anxiety induced by the spread of the coronavirus.

According to a press release from the platform, Headspace has released a specially curated set of meditations and mindfulness exercises called “Weathering the Storm”. The lessons will be available in multiple languages including English and Spanish, but that’s not the only step Headspace is taking.

The app is helping healthcare workers in the United States as well. Professionals working in a public health setting can now get a subscription to Headspace Plus by visiting the site and using their National Provider Identifier.

Rich Pierson, co-founder and CEO of Headspace, explains the decision in a press release stating:

“Against the current public health and geopolitical backdrop—with social distancing, travel restrictions, 24/7 news alerts, and financial stressors—this shifting landscape is affecting everyone. To help people around the world deal with these unprecedented levels of stress, we are working hard to expand access to our meditation content to help folks manage anxious thoughts, build mental resilience and navigate through this uncertainty.”

Headspace isn’t alone in offering free assistance to those impacted by coronavirus, though. Simple Habit is also offering free premium membership to those who reach out to the brand explaining that they have been financially impacted by the pandemic.

Balance is offering a year-long subscription for free to those who reach out to the app. Calm has also joined in creating a set of free meditation exercises people can access online.

If you’ve been feeling increasingly anxious, there’s a host of apps to help you through this time.

[via USA Today]

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