There it is--what Headspace promises to do:
"The life-changing skills of meditation in just a few minutes a day with Headspace. Find hundreds of sessions on physical health, personal growth, stress management, and anxiety relief. They are all designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better. Download Headspace to meditate anywhere, anytime, and start living a healthier, happier life."
So Headspace was it and I kept a journal of my experiences. (I went through it once as a participant, and then I went through it again and wrote the journal because I had to keep my eyes closed about 80% or more most of the time).
Headspace has over 1,000,000 users and cost me $95.88 - $23.97 for a one-year subscription through retailmenot.com's discounted code for one year.
Headspace is moderated by someone I'll call M (for Moderator). He has an even, British or Australian voice which is both soothing and inviting.
I'll give you my opinion on whether Headspace was worth it after my journal.
Meditation in 10-minute intervals per session: Basics 1
The end of the journal and my thoughts here:
Sure, it's repetitious, but that's what training is all about. My motto was, give the class a heads up by telling them what they're going to learn, teach it, and wrap up by telling them what they learned in the session. I haven't had anxiety or frustration in the past 30 days, and when it comes to depression (which I don't have anymore after 8 years, decreasing slowly every year), Headspace will probably make a difference, too, if you follow all the words that M says exactly.
The Basics are a small part of what Headspace offers. There are many more sessions, for example on stress, sleep, health, confidence, self esteem, and happiness, and more--even emergency sessions if you find that you're losing your grip with reality or just angry enough to start throwing anything that's handy. Can you tell I'm a fan of Headspace? Indeed, I am!
Headspace is worth it, for its calming and relaxing effect which I need. Politics aside (or including), my hunch is that you need it, too, for this crazy world in which we are living.
As Headspace says, "Live a healthier, happier, more well-rested life with Headspace." Who wouldn't want that!