Relaxation and Meditation Resources

Research shows that relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation can assist with the management of chronic pain. Here are a few resources that can be used when you have 2 minutes or 10 minutes to help calm your nervous system to improve your overall well-being.

Classes

Creative Therapeutics offers several classes to promote relaxation and meditation. These include Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation and various workshops. Click here to view our current schedule and class descriptions.

Online

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

▪ English & Spanish

▪ Free
▪ 2-13 minute options
▪ Good body scan and sleep meditations

CD
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practice for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn. ISBN-13: 978-1591797401; ISBN-10: 1591797403

Smartphone/Ipad Apps

Note: If the links we provide don’t work for your device, just search for the app in your device’s App Store.

1. Calm
▪ 3-25 minute programs
▪ Guided meditations, sleep stories, and breathing programs
▪ Some free programs, options for subscriptions
▪ English only

  1. 10% Happier
    ▪ Quick meditations for lunch breaks
    ▪ Guided audio meditations
    ▪ Mediations videos
    ▪ Some free programs, options for subscriptions
    ▪ English only
  1. Pranayama Lite
    ▪ Various sound settings
    ▪ Extensive breathing course
  2. Headspace
    ▪ Guides to help maintain calm during stress
    ▪ Guided mediations
    ▪ English only
  3. Heartfulness
    ▪ Mediation app focusing on focus, inner strength, and clarity

Devices/Products

Spire: Breath and activity tracker ($129.95)
▪ Calm, focus, tension, and calorie tracking
▪ Washer proof
▪ Respiration sensor
▪ Requires a smartphone to sync information
▪ Alerts to help curb stress

Article about pros and cons of different mindfulness gadgets

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