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    Down Dog Yoga: https://www.downdogapp.com/schools  This guides you through beginners level Yoga stretches.  Membership is free for students and educators until July 1st, 2020

    Calm. This free to try iPhone app helps users reduce their anxiety, improve sleep, learn meditation techniques, and feel more connected to their bodies by using breathing techniques.

    HealthyMinds (iPhone/Android). Designed specifically for students, this app provides users with problem-solving techniques to help them deal with stress.

    STOP, BREATH, THINK - site for educators and students which  provides hundreds of activities ranging from Guided Mindfulness audios, to videos on yoga, to animated Mindfulness game.

    HAPPIFY - is grounded in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. As the name suggests, Happify’s number one goal is to help us all feel happier, and more emotionally fulfilled.

    Take a Break! Guided Meditations for Stress Relief

    • From the excellent developers of relaxation apps at Meditation Oasis comes this free app to quickly recharge. Listen to a seven-minute Work Break or 13-minute Stress Relief recording with or without music or nature sounds. iPhone or Android. 
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    Smiling Mind

    Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smiling-mind/id560442518?mt=8

    Cost: Free

    Age Range: 7-18 years old

    Description: This is a mindfulness and meditation app developed by educational specialists and psychologists that has fantastic resources for a wide range of age groups, including exercises, tools, and activities to address various daily challenges and emotional obstacles. One particular star attribute of this app is that there are no extra “in-app” purchases needed; all of the content is available for free, including strategies to use in the classroom.  

    Model Me Going Places 2

    Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/model-me-going-places-2/id375669988?mt=8

    Cost: Free

    Age Range: 4+ years old

    Description: This app is great social and emotional learning tool. The visual teaching tool is designed to help children prepare in advance and learn to navigate potentially challenging community settings by decreasing anxiety and modeling expected behaviors in each environment. Each location contains a photo slideshow and there are six social narratives included in the free version. This is a nice tool to use before planning a visit to a new place, such as a doctor’s office!

    Headspace

    Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/headspace-guided-meditation-and-mindfulness/id493145008?mt=8

    Cost: Free

    Age Range: 4+ years old

    Description: This app provides guided meditations and mindfulness techniques targeting stress management, better sleep, and improved focus and attention. The free version is great, and there are also options for expanded subscriptions.

    Insight Timer

    Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/insight-timer-meditation-app/id337472899?mt=8

    Cost: Free

    Age Range: 4+ years or older, but more geared for older children and adults

    Description: This app has endless incredible guided meditations, talks, and therapeutic music by top mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists, teachers, and musicians. There are tons of tracks designed to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress, improve sleep, enhance focus and concentration, and promote self-love. Absolutely fabulous app for those just beginning to explore their coping toolbox, and for experienced “meditators” alike

    Cove

    Free

    While Cove’s concept of a daily journaling app is not new, the creative execution is unlike any other. It includes standard features like mood tracking and journaling, but it also lets users capture their emotions by creating a song. Users scroll across a music board to find the tone that best suits their mood and from there they can adjust the bass, percussion and melody to fit their emotions more precisely. It forces users to process their emotions and really dig in to how they are feeling in a completely captivating way. The app is especially useful for high schoolers who prefer to express themselves through musical or creative mediums rather than by journaling with words. At no cost to download or use, Cove is certainly worth trying out.