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"A Must Have! I have suffered with very bad anxiety for years and this app has been a wonderful help." --rallylou, app user
This application by Meditation Oasis™ contains a unique approach to relieving anxiety and worry which combines voice-guided breathing meditations, exercises and journaling. At Ease is intended to make deep and lasting change rather than applying a temporary “band aid”. Most people will experience immediate relief using the guided breathing meditations, but the long term benefit of At Ease will come from using the breathing meditations, exercises and journaling regularly over time.
GUIDED BREATHING MEDITATIONS
"I was extremely impatient and nervous and my breath became short and quick. I used the “breath aware” guided meditation on the At Ease App and felt an almost immediate relief of my nervousness. Many thanks for designing this application with wonderful guided meditations and sweet instrumental music." --Eleanor
The meditations are the core of the At Ease program. When we are anxious, our breathing becomes shallow and constricted. You will learn to deal with anxiety by breathing in an easy, natural way that makes you feel more relaxed. In addition, 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
MUSIC: You can listen to the meditations with or without music. There are three different selections of music to choose from.
JOURNALING & EXERCISES
The At Ease journaling process is designed to increase self-awareness -- the foundation of all meaningful 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
Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux are best known for their popular Meditation Oasis podcast and CDs. They 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. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is composed especially for meditation, relaxation and healing.
Note: This application is not a substitute for professional counseling or medical a