A New Digital Mental Health Tool to Help Individuals Thrive During Covid-19
May 14, 2021 -- The Covid-19 pandemic has caused detrimental mental health impacts worldwide, including increases in stress, anxiety and depression. With this reality in mind, the digital therapeutics company Mobio Interactive (MI), has developed personalised preventative mental health therapy for people worldwide. Available on AmDTx, a clinically validated mobile platform that delivers performance enhancement training, curriculum from “The Flip Side” stimulates personal reflection and the discovery of positivity associated with this pandemic.
A recent study on the impact of applying positive psychology to improve mental health has shown clear benefits of using a positive mindset to counteract the mental burden of the Covid-19 pandemic (Yamaguchi et al.,2020). With no foreseeable end to the negative impact of Covid-19, switching to a positive mindset can help reduce stress, anxiety, fear, helplessness and depression.
Titled "The Flip Side", the step-by-step journey within AmDTx offers guidance 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 "Facing Covid", a journey that focuses on daily practices to manage everyday life in the pandemic, which is also available on AmDTx.
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 us to consider our current situation pertaining to the various topics, from touching on our connection to the Covid-19 crisis, to identifying stressors, to reflecting on positive experiences that have emerged out of the pandemic. These surveys invite us to contemplate on what we know and what we have experienced, while we explore each topic. After a short reflection, we are introduced to new day-to-day practices to create a healthy lifestyle and to choose new positive life goals for the future.
The Flip Side Journey on AmDTx
Each stage of The Flip Side touches on a key message, leading us 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 us 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 us 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 us for real life. 7.Mindful Isolation: A mindful guide to better prepare us to face isolation during Covid-19. 8.A Simple Sleep Aide: Guides us to relax by drawing attention to the breath. 9.Moving Mindfully: Encourages us to draw attention to controlled and slow movements, taking note of how subtle movements affect other parts of the body. 10.Compassion = Power: Helps us 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 us to feel what is and the accept the situation. This especially powerful recording encourages us to be mindful of our feelings and guides us to break down our feelings. 12.The Flip Side: This final recording challenges us to imagine the future and redefine who we 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 digital tool to help people worldwide 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