Relax quickly and stop the "Anxiety-Worry Spiral". A unique approach, the app features guided breathing meditations and guided journaling with topics to write on and think about during the day. At Ease is intended to make deep and lasting change rather than applying a temporary “band aid”. You can experience immediate relief using the guided breathing meditations, and realize long term benefits using the program regularly over time.
"A Must Have! I have suffered with very bad anxiety for years and this app has been a wonderful help." --rallylou, app user
At Ease includes:
-- 3 Guided Breathing Meditations
-- Guided Journaling program with exercises
-- Option of voice alone or music or nature sounds for the background of the meditations
-- 3 choices of Music
-- 3 choices of Nature Sounds
-- Ability to adjust relative volume of voice and background
GUIDED BREATHING MEDITATIONS
These meditations are the core of the At Ease program. When you are anxious, your breathing becomes shallow and constricted. You will learn to breathe in an easy, natural way that makes you feel more relaxed. The meditations will also train you to let go of worry and find the pleasure in breathing.
At Ease contains three easy, effective breathing meditations:
-- Deep Breathing Guided Meditation
-- Breath Awareness Guided Meditation
-- Belly Breathing Guided Meditation
JOURNALING & EXERCISES The At Ease journaling process is increases self-awareness -- the foundation of all change. It will also help you develop some important strategies for dealing with anxiety. You will be given exercises to do during the day, and questions to write about as you reflect on your experiences with the exercises.
"I am a very anxious, nervous person but thanks to you I am becoming relaxed and finally sleeping enough." -- Sophie
"Mary Maddux is able to bring her listener to a state of calm and relaxation quickly and easily. Her voice and the music behind her is so soothing to a tired soul and bring you to a quiet level of relaxation." -- Kim
"A couple times at work, I could feel panic attacks coming on so I went to a conference room and listened to one of the meditations... I was able to calm down significantly and get through the day. Pretty amazing!" -- SH
"The words and music...work together in a synergistic way to create a feeling of comfort, peace, and reassurance that has been very effective for me in reducing the anxious thoughts and increasing the joy and well being." -- CP
ABOUT MARY AND RICHARD MADDUX
Meditation teachers Mary and Richard Maddux have brought meditation to thousands of people worldwide with their popular Meditation Oasis® podcast, CDs and smartphone apps. Mary’s guided meditations draw on her experience as counselor and healing arts practitioner in both conventional and alternative settings. The processes in the At Ease app are informed by her work in mental health, hospital and hospice. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. He teaches through his music which is composed for meditation, relaxation and healing and supports the meditative experience.
DISCLAIMER: This application is not a substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.
Minor but fixes including matching audios to topics on journalling pages.
Ratings and Reviews
These meditations and the journaling are very helpful. Agree with the poster who wrote that the music should continue after the guided meditations in case you want to continue. The journaling is also helpful. A good "mini course" on managing anxiety.
Deep breathing is really good but they are just way too short! The app does not have ability to lengthen the mediation’s, either. If I had known this before-hand, I never would of purchased this.
Smartly done and well worth the price...
I'm a big fan of Meditation Oasis' work in general and was excited to see this app come out, as it definitely suits a need for me.
It is nicely designed and easy to use. My favorite feature is the voice-instructions for each step. This is a huge bonus for people with
anxiety. The simpler you can make an app like this, the better. The guided meditations are excellent and Mary's voice is angelic.
Beyond that, the advice given for coping is well thought out and mirrors concepts found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other
long-standing, accepted processes of dealing with anxiety. In other words, this isn't just someone telling you to "relax." While it IS very
relaxing, there is a science to what the app offers. Improvements could include longer meditations, more meditations and better functionality
of the journaling pages. (Even voice-journaling in the future?) There are a couple of other minor tech issues I think they could improve, but
none that affect the effectiveness of the app.
This is well worth the low price and is a must-have in your arsenal against anxiety and stress.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.