Find relief from the stress of serious illness with the Meditation Rx app. Whether you are ill or are supporting a loved one through an illness, you will find guided meditations especially designed to suit your needs. The app helps you to deal with the stresses of being ill, being in a medical setting, undergoing difficult procedures, hearing bad news and more.
No prior experience is needed to enjoy the benefits of this app. The app contains a Learn to Meditate section for those new to meditation. In addition to the specific meditations designed for illness and caregiving, you will receive meditations that will be useful throughout your life.
You can listen to the voice guidance with or without music or nature sounds in the background. You also have the option of listening to music and nature sounds alone.
Designed by the creators of the popular Meditation Oasis® apps and podcast in collaboration with David Ezon, MD.
The Meditation Rx app contains:
• A Learn to Meditate section with written materials, and 3 sessions for practicing meditation skills (taken from our Learn to Meditate course app).
• 5, 10, 15 and 20 versions of the guided meditation on our popular Simply Being app. Perfect for everyday centering and relaxation.
• 14 guided meditations targeting specific stresses related to illness and caregiving:
1 - SOS Breathe — Helpful after a particularly stressful or traumatic experience. Feel calmer and find your center using the breath.
2 - SOS Anxiety — Helpful after a stressful or traumatic experience which has triggered fear, anxiety or panic.
3 - SOS Self Soothe — Learn to soothe yourself and find calmness and comfort
after a particularly stressful or traumatic experience.
4 - Relief from Stress and Pressure
5 - Relax in a Medical Setting
6 - Belly Soothe — To relieve discomfort when stress is affecting your stomach or bowels.
7 - Heart Soothe — To relieve a fast heartbeat, palpitations and skipped beats when they are caused by stress.
8 - Tired and Achy — Get deep rest and alleviate the fatigue caused by stress.
9 - Relax into Sleep
10 - Relief for Parents — Helps parents with the stress and painful emotions of
having a child who is seriously ill.
11 - Coping with Difficult News
12 - Pain Relief — Breathe through Pain
13 - Pain Relief — Soften around Pain
14 - Pain Relief — Beyond Pain
• Choice of 3 pieces of music and 3 nature sounds to listen to in the background of the voice guidance or alone.
Created by Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis® podcast, apps and CDs.
Mary and Richard bring over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to the creation of their guided meditations and music. In addition to teaching meditation, Mary has worked in both conventional and alternative settings as a counselor and healing arts practitioner. She has worked as a social worker in hospital, mental health and hospice settings. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is popular for meditation, relaxation and healing.
DISCLAIMER: This app is designed to provide relief from the stress accompanying illness, and is not intended for diagnosis or treatment. Although stress can cause physical symptoms, check with your health care provider to make sure they are not caused by a medical problem. Nothing on this app should be used as a substitute for the help of a qualified health professional.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Learning to Live with Illness
This app has helped me immensely in the past year of difficult diagnoses and the stress of adapting to a new lifestyle with chronic illness. I’ve used these medidations over and over, whether in bed or on the bus, they’ve brought me serenity in a time of anxiety.
I don’t think I could’ve gotten as much from another medidation app, because my unique situation felt so isolating, that hearing specific audio for Medical Setting or Difficult News made me feel less alone. Thank you for making this app.
Good for lots of things
I've got all of Meditation Oasis apps. I like this one a lot. It's more useful than I had anticipated it being. I can use it in all sorts of critical situations not just medical issues.
Months later I'm still finding new uses for these meditations. Of all the ones I've tried I keep coming back to these. Life savers, literally.
I'm a huge fan of Mary's free podcast content. It's gotten me through some tough times.
This app is filling an important, specific need. Now that my daughter is sick... I understand the difference between this stress and other stresses. I'm sure adult patients feel the same. The meditations on this app speak to you where you're at.
Note: my initial review was 4 but I've gotten so much use out of this app!! Totally worth the price.
The price on this app is a bit high in my opinion - which is the only reason it's 4 stars not 5. But hopefully the people who most benefit are a "niche" market.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.