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KMil3 - 2020-02-15 15:07:24
Ten months in and I have a lot to say
I started using headspace in April 2019. TLDR: The app is phenomenal for learning how to meditate, and more specifically for teaching the techniques used and giving you a guided experience. It’s also great for keeping you accountable with streaks. It can get repetitive and glitchy at times, but overall I recommend the app to people pretty often. The long version Pros: •I love the daily headspace meditations and the fact that it’s a new topic every day, but I wish the intro pieces were a little bit longer. They’re great insights/perspectives, and I would benefit from more of that on a daily basis. •Headspace on sleep has been life altering at helping me get to sleep. Guided progressive relaxation and a specific task for my mind help my mental and physical reconnect and prepare to sleep. •The pain management pack has really helped me come to terms with chronic sciatic/back/leg pain and learn not to fight it, which makes it worse. I’ve learned to accept it as an unpleasant reality and acknowledge the pain, which in turns helps to lessen its intensity. Cons: •The meditations get repetitive. Doesn’t matter what class pack or daily headspace you do, it’s essentially the same technique each time and it gets kind of old. Again, i’d like to hear more of the insights Andy has and it’d be cool to mix up the techniques a little more, even between days of the same pack (e.g. light visualization one day, body scan one day, progressive relaxation one day). •Sometimes in the sleep meditations, hearing the voice come back startles me awake again and TERRIFIES me so that I can’t calm down again for a while. •Sometimes Andy is just too chatty for me during a meditation. On the other hand, the longer meditations aren’t really beneficial, it’s just a prolonged version of the shorter ones with awkward timing of the “tasks” within the meditation. There’s no additional content at the beginning, and sometimes the body scans or breath counting segments get waaaaay too long and i totally lose my train of thought. Alternatively, often the body scans are waaaaay too short in the shorter meditations. •The app is glitchy. It’ll log you out at random, it cuts off and closes completely during the middle of my meditations sometimes (especially with the Headspace 365 pack).
SK_unk - 2020-02-15 07:32:11
The only thing keeping me grounded
I’ve been living in New York City for the last year and it’s taken it’s toll on me. I have been steadily weakened from the day to day noise and congestion of the city and my work, and finally broke down a few times at the end of last year. My cousin recommended Headspace, and boy are these meditations the only things lately that are helping me keep it together. I only wish that more of the short ones had longer alternates as well. More than that, the meditations are inspiring and the ‘male voice’ is perhaps the most calming, and grounded, reassuring voice of a human I’ve ever heard. I want to cry sometimes at the sheer compassion behind his voice. Thank you for extending that compassion to us all.
RichardsA08 - 2020-02-16 07:06:54
Helps a lot
This app has helped me through some of my worst days. I have been dealing with anxiety and depression ever since I returned from deployment and this app really helps me to stay grounded. The other day I found myself having really dark thoughts and non stop worries. I was able to come back to reality and focus on the here and now. I’m learning coping mechanisms and skills to identity and address certain situations. I would strongly recommend this to more service members dealing with mental illness or who simply work in high stress environments.