A New Digital Mental Health Tool to Help Individuals Thrive During COVID-19
April..., 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused detrimental mental health impacts worldwide, including increases in stress, anxiety and depression. Digital therapeutics company, Mobio Interactive (MI), has developed new personalised preventative mental health therapy for individuals worldwide, to support the growing need. Available on AmDTx, a clinically validated app delivering digital performance enhancement and mental health support, the digital tool guides individuals to reflect and discover positive outcomes from the pandemic.
A study by Yamaguchi et al. on positive psychology during COVID-19 has shown the benefits of using a positive mindset to counteract the mental burden of the pandemic. With no foreseeable end to the negative impacts of COVID-19, switching to a positive mindset can reduce stress, anxiety, fear, helplessness and depression.
Titled "The Flip Side", the step-by-step journey on AmDTx offers guidance to everyone on how to thrive during COVID-19. The content, led by four expert guides around the world working closely with psychologists and neuroscientists, helps individuals to grow, build stress resilience and develop skills to turn negatives into positives during these uncertain times. This differs to the existing journey, "Facing Covid", which focuses on daily practices to manage everyday life in the pandemic.
The Flip Side has a total of 12 stages, each unique and focusing on different aspects relating to COVID-19. The journey is led by four individuals, Dr. Bechara Saab, Brandon Mehrgut, Brian Simmons and Dr. Karen Williams, each with a different expertise and the collective goal of inspiring positivity. Several stages of the Journey begin with a short survey to encourage the listener to consider their current situation pertaining to the various topics from touching on their connection to the COVID-19 crisis, to identifying stressors, to reflecting on positive experiences that have emerged out of the pandemic. This encourages the listener to contemplate on their personal experience while they explore each topic.
The Flip Side Journey on AmDTx
Each stage of The Flip Side touches on a key message for the listener, leading the individual on a journey of resilience and self-improvement:
1. Intro to "The Flip Side": Highlights the universal experience that has come about as a result of the pandemic. COVID-19 has presented new threats, challenges and opportunities to us as individuals, and as a global community. 2. What is Meditation?: Invites the listener to pay attention and discover what meditation is. 3. Some Tangible Tools: Introduces three tools on AmDTx for measuring stress and suggests methods for creating an effective daily mindfulness practice. 4. Let's Feel Our Bodies: A recording focused on feeling and noticing fullness of the body by being mindful. 5. Three Levels of Control: Leads the listener through what it means to be in control during a pandemic and suggestions on how to modify that view to build fortitude and strength. 6. Travel During COVID-19: A visual exercise that activates circuits in the brain to train and prepare the listener for real life. 7. Mindful Isolation: A guide to better prepare the listener to face isolation during COVID-19. 8. A Simple Sleep Aide: Guides the listener to relax by drawing attention to the breath. 9. Moving Mindfully: Encourages the listener to draw attention to controlled and slow movements, taking note of how subtle movements affect other parts of the body. 10. Compassion = Power: Helps the listener to be grounded through breathing and develop a way to be compassionate to themselves and others, especially during the pandemic. 11. Pausing to Grieve: Allows the listener to feel what is and the accept the situation. This especially powerful recording encourages the listener to be mindful of their feelings and guides them to break down their feelings. 12. The Flip Side: This final recording challenges the listener to imagine the future and redefine who they are in the pandemic by focusing on growth.
With the growing need for the development of resilience along with mental growth to build a positive mindset during the pandemic, The Flip Side is a tool to help individuals worldwide to flourish in the new normal.
ABOUT MOBIO INTERACTIVE Mobio Interactive is a digital therapeutics company that develops and commercialises clinically-validated software to enhance human performance and help prevent, measure and treat mental illness through meditation, psychotherapy and objective, benchmarked psycho-biometric tools. Website: https://www.midigitaltherapeutics.com
ABOUT AmDTx AmDTx is a clinically-validated digital therapeutic that uses remote, objective and scalable measurements of mental health to help and treat mental illness. AmDTx is currently available in French, English, Mandarin, Dutch and German. Website: https://www.midigitaltherapeutics.com/amdtx