You may have noticed the abundance of online programs and trainings associated with just about everything. . . including mindfulness. These include both multi-session trainings and short drop-in mindfulness practice sessions. This month’s column offers you some general information, insights, and tips for drawing upon these sessions in ways helpful to you.

Meditating Alone

The emergence of meditation apps (like Calm, 10% Happier, Insight Timer, Head Space, and Waking Up) have helped many people come to practice on their own by offering easy to follow instructions, choice of practices, mindfulness insights, and even ambient sounds to help induce certain states. Some find sustained utility in apps while for others it doesn’t quite do it, or its novelty or drawing power wears off.