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Can Meditation Apps Really Help with Anxiety?

Published on June 26th, 2019

For those who suffer from anxiety, whether it be mild or crippling, are willing to try just about anything to feel better. Unfortunately, there typically isn’t always a one-size-fits-all solution that cures anxiety. On the bright side, there are always new ways to approach mental health treatment in Minnesota to help control your anxiety and still enjoy life. 

It’s not a surprise that technology and meditation techniques have become intertwined over the past few years, but do these apps really provide any benefit?

Long Story Short: Yes!

You may be hesitant at first, but meditation, even if it’s through an app on your phone, can help improve your anxiety. Research even shows that if you consistently meditate, you can help reprogram neural pathways in your brain. 

These apps help us see our anxiety develop and provide us with techniques to combat unhealthy habits. Meditation, even through an app, is a way for us to realize that anxiety does not have control over us, it is simply a storyline that we are making up in our head. Over time, the goal is that you will be able to gradually shift your perspective on your thoughts and on anxiety as a whole. 

What Apps are Best?

Whether you have an iPhone or Android, there are plenty of apps from which you can choose. Popular options include Headspace, Calm, Happify, Pacifica, and Talk Space. For a longer list, click here. 

Meditation in addition to in-person mental health treatment in Minnesota is a great place to start taking your life back! Contact our team at Options Family & Behavior Services if you are interested in learning more about our approach.

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