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Most people are familiar with the Headspace brand . We are a global leader in meditation and mindfulness – the practice of observing your thoughts and feelings without judgement and developing the ability to be present and fully engaged with whatever you ' re doing at the moment .

What you might not be aware of is that in late 2021 , Headspace merged with the American coaching and therapy app , Ginger , to create Headspace Health – a combined company that delivers mental health and well-being solutions to over 100 million people across 190 countries . Today , we work with over 4,000 companies and insurers worldwide to deliver a steppedcare approach : from self-guided care through Headspace ’ s in-app content , to on-demand text-based behavioural health coaching and therapy . The expansion of care services is a primary focus for us , in fact , earlier this year , we launched our International Care offering that provides coaching and therapy services in combination with the Headspace app to thousands of companies , as well as insurers , in both the US and UK .
Meditation and mindfulness is an increasingly common , evidence-based practices employed by individuals to help manage anxiety and stress , both at home and in the workplace . Research has found that between 200 – 500 million people currently meditate ; and while meditation and mindfulness have been around for thousands of years , there ' s no doubt that technology is enabling faster , easier and more cost-effective access to these tools .
Since their inception , apps like Headspace have brought guided meditation and mindfulness exercises to the masses , at the touch of a screen it ’ s possible to enjoy serenity in your daily life .
In more than 40 published studies , Headspace has been shown to have favourable outcomes of intervention , for example – after only 10 days of Headspace , individuals saw a 16 % increase in positivity . Headspace was also
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