Calm - Your Newest Employee Wellness Resource

Whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes, Calm’s diverse content library offers resources to suit your schedule and needs. Explore guided meditations and specialized music playlists to help with stress and focus, mindful movement video and audio, relaxing Sleep Stories, tailored content for children, wisdom-filled masterclasses led by experts, and much more.  You can view a brief video of Calm features by selecting the image above or here.

Employees with Kaiser Permanente as their health plan provider already have access to Calm and may sign-up directly through Kaiser. All other state-side employees, including student employees, should simply follow the instructions below to gain full access to Calm - the #1 app for mental fitness.

To Get Started

  • Visit the following link: Calm for CSUN Employees
  • Sign up with your personal email address (or log in to an existing account)
  • Validate your work email address or Employee ID

Once complete, you can download the Calm app and log into your new account. Your Calm subscription gives you unlimited access to the full library of content at and in the Calm app. Sign up for one of Calm’s Live Employee Welcome Sessions to learn more. Please note that Calm only shares aggregated user data. For more information, see their privacy policy at

September 2023 Focus: Building Self-Confidence is Crucial in Caring for Your Well-Being

It can be common to seek external validation but in order to feel truly happy and fulfilled, we need to cultivate our self-confidence from within. It’ll empower us to feel fully capable of doing anything that we’ve set our minds to.

Start building your confidence with these Calm resources that you can easily integrate into your daily routine:

  • The Confidence Series
    • In this series led by Tamara Levitt, you’ll find guided meditations to prepare for life’s moments like starting the day, your next big meeting or a crucial performance.
  • 7 Days of Self-Esteem
    • Over the course of seven days, you'll be guided through several sessions to help you find self-acceptance and awaken your inner strength.
  • FAST confidence
    • In this Daily Jay session, led by Jay Shetty, he shares a formula to help you reframe rejection. 

Check out the Calm app for more options that suit your daily needs. If you haven't activated your free Calm Premium subscription yet, visit our Calm for CSUN Employees page.

Join one of the Calm App Webinars to learn how to get the most out of your Calm experience and bolster your overall well-being.

As a reminder, Calm is a family-friendly benefit and you can add up to five of your dependents (aged 16 or older) to receive their own premium Calm subscription. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to do so!

August 2023 Focus: Calm for Families

Did you know your mental health benefits also extend to your whole family? Calm, our mental health partner, is a family-friendly benefit that can be used by anyone in your family at various life stages, including parenting and pregnancy. For those with tiny humans, Calm Kids is a wonderful resource to support your children as they grow. 

Here’s the selection of resources to get you and your family started on the mental health journey:

Conscious Parenting Masterclass

    • In this masterclass series, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a renowned clinical psychologist, shares how you can create a mindful environment for your children so they can ease their anxieties and authentically connect with who they are.

Calm Kids

    • In this collection, you’ll find a variety of content offerings for your little ones—soundscapes, lullabies, meditations, sleep stories, kids' movements, and more—that they can use whenever they need it.

Nurturing Pregnancy

    • In this pregnancy collection, you’ll learn empowering practices and hear reassuring talks to help you through the entire journey of pregnancy. You’ll also be able to lower stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep. For medical advice, please consult your doctor.

Postpartum Healing

    • In this postpartum collection, you’ll learn practices designed to support you during this tender and powerful time as you care for your little one. For medical advice, please consult your doctor.

July 2023 Focus: Impactful and Accessible Mental Health Resources for Your Workday

It’s easy to be consumed by our day-to-day work and not take the time for self-care. However, even 60 seconds of mindfulness can boost your well-being.

Your free access to Calm provides resources that you can use to bolster your overall well-being throughout your workday. They have both in-app and web content that ranges from 60 seconds to 10 minutes which means you can use them anytime, anywhere. 

Here’s a curated selection of resources that can support different aspects of your workday: 

Pre-Meeting Meditations 

    • In these 60 and 90-second guided meditations, led by Chibs Okereke, you and your teams can reset before a meeting to boost productivity.

Mindful Leadership Wisdom Series

    • In this series with Megan Reitz, an executive coach and mindfulness teacher, you’ll discover how mindfulness can improve your leadership skills in the workplace. 

Tech Neck

    • In this 6-minute Daily Move session, led by Mel Mah, you’ll be guided through gentle full-body exercises that’ll release the tension in your neck after a long workday. 

June 2023 Focus: Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusioin 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives are important to us as we understand that employees with diverse backgrounds can often face microaggressions, unconscious biases, lack of psychological safety, and more. All of which can impact their mental health and work performance. 

We believe we have the duty to not only support our diverse workforce with culturally relevant mental health resources but also to educate the wider organization in being more cognizant of the role we play in each other’s work life. At the end of the day, we want to ensure we’re collectively creating a safe and welcoming environment for all where unique perspectives are valued and respected. 

Calm, our mental health partner, has curated the following resources to help us further our DEIB priorities at our organization: 

Kindness at Work

  • This 11-minute session, led by Tamara Levitt, guides you through a kindness practice toward your colleagues and shares the impact of extending warmth towards every colleague you interact with.

Mindful Leadership Series

  • Cultivating a Learning Mindset
    • In this 8-minute session, led by Megan Reitz, you'll practice a comprehensive awareness exercise to help you develop your sense of curiosity in others.
  • Preparing to Listen 
    • In this 6-minute session, led by Megan Reitz, you'll learn to strengthen your listening skills so you can create a space that's safe for others to speak up.

Meaningful Practices for Meaningful Friendships

  • In this guided meditation series led by Kate Johnson, a meditation teacher, and author, you’ll be able to find practical lessons to better support friendships and relationships—through jealousy, joy, and conflict—by starting with yourself.

Handy Resources

  • NEW!: Calm's Self-Care Guide for Those Who Teach
  • Build a healthy self-care routine with this month's Calm Mindfulness Calendar
  • Use the 7 Days of Calming Anxiety program to soothe any mental and physical responses to anxiety and stressors;
  • Gain a better understanding of the root causes of your stress, then develop your own personalized relaxation toolkit with the Managing Stress workbook
  • Take a 60 Second Reboot; enjoy a 1-minute guided meditation, to quickly re-center yourself and ease any tension or anxiety 
  • Relieve Upper Body Stress with this 6-minute Daily Move session, led by Mel Mah
  • Listen to 7 Days of Focus to reduce mind-wandering and overcome distractions
  • Get into the zone with music: Try playlists like Deep Focus or Work Flow
  • Use this Body Scan meditation to quickly calm a racing mind and find focus
  • If you need immediate help stepping back from a worry spiral, use Panic SOS, a quick guided meditation to ease panic and anxiety with grounding techniques

If you’re experiencing chronic stress or anxiety that doesn’t go away, please reach out to LifeMatters or your doctor for further resources and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

I signed up for Calm but am prompted to pay in the Calm app or the Premium content is locked?

Confirm you used CSUN's unique Calm sign-up link on a web browser and activated the Calm benefit there, using your unique identifier (work email address, employee ID, etc.). You will also need to be logged in to the Calm app with the same Calm account credentials you used when activating the benefit through the unique Calm sign-up link.

I already have a paid subscription on my Calm account, can I activate the Calm benefit through CSUN?

You can activate your CSUN Calm benefit on your existing Calm account as long as there is no renewing subscription currently active on your account. If you already have a renewing subscription, you can cancel auto-renewal on the subscription and then proceed with the activation of your Calm benefit. For step by step instructions, please view our Help Center article: How do I turn off auto-renewal or cancel my subscription? Please note that the benefit will apply on the Calm account as soon as it is activated, even if this overlaps with remaining time on a previous subscription that has been canceled.

Can I change the language of my Calm app?

We're excited to offer Calm in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese!

To experience Calm's app and content in a different language, you'll just need to update the setting in your Calm app following these steps: 

  1. Tap "Profile" in the bottom corner of your Calm app
  2. Tap the gear icon in the upper left corner of your Profile
  3. Select "Change Language" from the menu
  4. Choose a language from the list and your entire Calm app will change to the language selected.

Some programs available on the English version of our app are not yet available in other languages. If you do not see a specific program that you are looking for, it may only be available in English at this time.

Is Calm compatible with Assistive Technology?

Calm's mobile app elements are accessible to mobile assistive technology such as screen readers like VoiceOver for iOS and Talkback for Android and these devices' native live-captioning and subtitle capabilities. If you do not have this assistive technology on your device, you can use Calm's web app to utilize their assistive technology.

Calm is committed to digital accessibility and conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A and AA, effective communication requirements, and any other applicable laws and regulations. To accomplish this, Calm has partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to advance the product's accessibility. eSSENTIAL Accessibility evaluates Calm's digital products on an ongoing basis in accordance with best practices and is supported by a diverse team of accessibility professionals, including users of assistive technologies. The platform goes beyond minimum compliance requirements by making an assistive UX technology application available to users who have trouble typing, gesturing, moving a mouse, or reading. The application is free to download and it incorporates tools such as mouse and keyboard replacements, voice recognition, speech enablement, hands-free/touch-free navigation, and more. 

The Calm app hosts several features that do not require audio, including Breathing Exercises, Calm Body videos, Scenes, and Check-In features. Additionally, the Calm YouTube channel includes a selection of  content with closed captioning. It can be found here:

Currently, Android offers a tool called Live Caption which automatically captions speech on newer generation devices. Live Caption is only available in English.

Can I use Calm on more than one device?

You can absolutely access your Calm account across multiple devices, as well as on our website.

Once you create a Calm account on one device, simply make sure you're logged in with the same email address on your additional device(s).

iPhone or Android App: To create an account or log in on our Calm app, tap the 'Profile' button in the bottom right corner of the home screen. Once there, tap the 'Sign up' option to create an account or the 'Login' option to log in to your existing account.

Website: You can sign in to your account on our website, at


Can I use Calm offline?

Most sessions and tracks in the Calm app can be downloaded for future listening offline.

If you would like to download a Masterclass, Meditation, or Dailies session:

Tap on the program you'd like to listen to, and on the program description page, you will see a download cloud icon in the top corner of the screen. Tap that icon to download the program. If it is successful, there will be a checkmark in the center of the cloud icon to indicate the download has been completed.

If you would like to download a Music track or Sleep Story:

Start the track or story you'd like to listen to. When the session begins, tap the player that appears at the bottom of the screen. Now, you will see the same cloud icon in the upper right corner to download for offline use. Tap that to download the current music track or story you are listening to.

If you would like to download a Daily Calm session:

To download a Daily Practice on your device, start the session and you will see the cloud icon in the session player that you can tap to download. 

To access downloaded content for offline listening:

To view your downloaded content, please visit the 'Profile' tab in the app and tap 'Library'. Near the bottom you'll see 'My Downloads'.

If you wish to remove downloaded tracks from your device, please see this support article for more information about that.

How do I search Calm for specific content?

The search bar feature can be used to search by narrator, meditation titles, artist, etc.

To access, tap on the ‘Discover’ tab located on the bottom of the app, and you'll then see the search bar at the top of the screen. For example, if you're looking for 'Dream with Me' narrated by Harry Styles, you can type either 'Dream with Me' OR 'Harry Styles'.

Can I use Calm to fall asleep?

We highly recommend giving Calm a try if you need help falling asleep. Our content includes meditation, stories, music tracks, and nature sounds that are designed to help you fall asleep to them. Below you will find our recommended app settings for using the app as you fall asleep based on the type of content you enjoy (click here for sleep content recommendations):


If you would like to listen to a music selection as you are falling asleep, we recommend using the Music sleep timer. After starting a music track, tap the player bar at the bottom of the screen. Next, tap the clock icon just above the pause button and select the amount of time you would like for music to play. The Calm app will close when the music timer ends. By using the autoplay settings, you can choose whether the same song loops or the next song in the playlist will play.

Meditations or Sleep Stories:

If you would like to listen to a meditation or sleep story as you are falling asleep, you'll want to adjust the Play sounds outside of app setting. This setting controls the amount of time that your chosen scene will continue playing after your meditation has ended. To edit this "Scenes" setting, tap the mountain icon on the top left hand corner on the home screen. Here, you'll see the Play sounds outside of app setting option listed at the bottom of the Scenes menu. For more detailed instructions, see our help article on the scene settings here.

You can also seamlessly listen to hours of our most popular Sleep Stories with our curated Sleep Playlists. Each playlist is about 3-4 hours long, and some of these playlists include a soundscape at the end. You can also set a sleep timer so the playlist will stop after a certain amount of time. 

Scenes only:

If you'd like to just listen to a "Scene," simply set the Play sounds outside the app setting to the amount of time you would like for them to play, and then turn your screen off. The background sounds will continue to play until the timer ends. For more detailed instructions, see our help article on the scene settings here.

For any of our programs, please do be sure to lock your phone screen after beginning your session. This will help to conserve your phone's battery as the session plays. 

Still need help?

You can visit Calm's Help Center at to review how-to articles.

If you can’t find answers to your questions on the Help Center, please reach out for assistance with technical issues. You can reach Calm’s Support team by going here and clicking on “Continue” in the pop-up box to access and fill out our contact form. If you run into any issues, please see this article for more details on how to contact us. Please include your unique identifier and company’s unique Calm sign-up link, as well as a screenshot of your issue.