In this blog, Barry shares his experience of using Headspace, a mindfulness and meditation app, and how he feels it has helped him in his day to day life.
My name is Barry Smith and I am 42 years old. Down to me having Cerebral Palsy what is a physical disability I use a power chair and I use a communication aid too. Sometimes in my life I get upset – we all do.
A few months ago I was talking to someone about how I was feeling. After the person heard, they told me about an app I could download that is called Headspace. You can download Headspace from the app store.
It asks you to do five mins or ten mins each day. For the first ten days it is free. After the first ten days people can pay for the app or go back to the start to do the first ten days again for free.
Outcome of doing this app
By using this app when you have something like Cerebral Palsy I personally feel it helps chill you out. In your head/body, by hearing this app it might stop some jumping movements – this supports my everyday life. Don’t worry if you find it hard to close your eyes when they tell you, just try to look at something when the app is on, and remember it is your time.