Below are the top 5 apps I recommend to my clients who need a little extra help with worries, getting better sleep, focusing in the classroom or when they might become a little too angry.
Smiling Mind's programs are divided by age, starting at 7-11 years. If you have children who are struggling with their emotions, this app may be a helpful addition to the current methods you and they are using.
The DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmations curated just for children & teens. It uses proven techniques that teach your kids methods to guide them towards a happier life through mindfulness.
Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids offers children a fun and easy way to identify and process their emotions. From counting breaths to friendly wishes or frog jumps, each activity brings fun rewards to keep them engaged.
Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation made simple. Guided meditations suitable for all levels from Headspace. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.
Kessia Ianzano is a Hopscotch & Harmony psychologist who provides mental health support to young people as well as to athletes of all ages across a diverse range of settings including elite national environments, state level teams and local community organisations. In addition to working with athletes, Kessia has worked as a school psychologist and consults at Hopscotch & Harmony at our Werribee Practice. You can book online here.