Virtual Relaxation Room

Relaxation and Meditation Recordings

You can practice any of these guided meditation or relaxation exercises on your own, whether you listen to them in your ipod before a big exam or through your computer before you go to sleep. Enjoy!

  • Peaceful Place Relaxation
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
  • Loving Kindness Meditation
  • Guided Sitting Meditation
  • Body Image Relaxation

Tip sheets (pdf)

There’s an app for that!

If you’re interested in adding relaxation resources to your smart phone, search the following terms to locate available apps:

  • Relaxation music
  • Sounds of nature
  • Sleep
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Biofeedback
  • Stress free
  • Stress reducer
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety

Specific app suggestions:

  • Virtual Hope Box: help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
  • MindShift: learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, identify steps to take charge of your anxiety.
  • The Mindfulness App: a tool for reducing stress, increasing well being, and becoming more present in your life.
  • Breathe 2 Relax: learn and practice diaphragmatic breathing.
  • T2MoodTracker: allows users to self-monitor, track and reference their emotional experience.
  • Mindfulness Coach: learn to practice mindfulness.
  • Relax Melodies: select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix of relaxing sounds.
  • Relax and Sleep Well: aims to help you overcome insomnia, stress and anxiety, and sleep well at night.
  • Icounselor: has specific apps for handling anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, and eating disorders.
  • The ABC of Better Sleep: methods for getting a better night’s sleep
  • Relax and Rest Guided Meditations: learn and practice guided meditation and relaxation.

Safety Apps

  • Circle of 6: connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.
  • Companion: lets you reach out to family, friends, or your public safety department to have them keep an eye on your as you travel late at night.
  • Lifeline Response: tracks your phone and will even call the police instantly if your thumb is removed from the screen.

Relaxing Games for a Quick Study Break

  • Casanova
  • Sleeping Tiger Jigsaw
  • Echogenesis

Music for Wellness

Music links through youtube

  • Echoes of Time, (C. Carlos Nakai from the Canyon Trilogy), YouTube, serene Native American flute music, with a picture of Nakai backlit by the sun at the Grand Canyon, 3:49.
  • The Winding Path, (Kevin Kern from The Winding Path), YouTube, highly rated, beautiful piano music with accompanying instruments with pictures of exquisite flowers and plants, 3:59.
  • Earth Drum – “Spirit Vision,” (David & Steve Gordon), YouTube, serene and lovely contemporary Native American informed-drumming music utilizing Taos Log Drum and Incan Pan along with other instruments and ocean/forest nature scenes, 6:30. (Other David & Steve Gordon music automatically starts after “Spirit Vision,” which you can listen to if you want).
  • Sleep Deeply, (Dan Gibson, multiple cd’s) YouTube, nature sounds and instrumental, tranquil sleep music, 41:00.