Stress Management and Relaxation

Stress Management and Relaxation Resources

The Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley: Studies on psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, gratitude and happiness focusing on the science of inner and interpersonal peace.

Guided Meditations from Cal Poly Counseling Services

McKinley Health Center at UIUC: Online relaxation exercises.

Meditation Oasis: Guided meditations, instructions and music for meditation.

Mindful: Mindfulness newsletter, practices, information.

Apps for Smartphone, Tablet or Computer

Aware: Mindfulness Meditation


Calm: Breathing, meditation and bedtime stories.

Headspace: Learn to meditate and live mindfully.

Mindfulness Coach: From USVA National Center for PTSD.

Mindshift: Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety disorders.

Stop, Breathe & Think: For adults, also includes site for children aged 5-10.

Take a Break: Meditations for stress relief.

Apps for Veterans

Apps originally designed for service members and military families; now available for all:

T-2 Mood Tracker: Records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, head injury, stress, post-traumatic stress and general well-being.

Virtual Hope Box: Provides help with emotional regulation and coping with stress using personalized supportive audio, video, pictures, games, mindfulness exercises, positive messages and activity planning, inspirational quotes, coping statements, and other tool.