An innovative psychology
Serenmind is the result of years of research and is based on the following question: is there another way of doing therapy that makes it more accessible to everyone? We have made therapy more accessible, less intimidating and easier to use on a daily basis. Our contents are designed by professionals in Clinical Psychology and are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, the psychological therapy with the highest scientific evidence.
In collaboration with our development team, we have adapted these evidence-based psychological techniques to an app that allows us to reduce anxious-depressive symptoms, in mild or moderate states, and help us to feel better. We work to make possible for anyone, only with a mobile phone, to have access to quality online counselling help.
Serenmind is supported by Centene group and the EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation and Technology).
We are a multidisciplinary team with one goal:
“Making psychology accessible to everyone”
Why an app?
Many people do not receive the specialized help they need. In Serenmind, we know there are many barriers why people cannot access to psychological help:
The lack of time
The cost of therapy
Shame and social stigma
This is why we developed Serenmind, an app with self-guided psychological programs. Our challenge is to reinvent counselling and transform face-to-face sessions into a format according to the current technological innovations.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Serenmind programs are designed by professionals in Clinical Psychology and are based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, which is the psychological therapy with the highest scientific evidence. And most importantly, it has proven effective when applied to new technologies (mobile apps, web platforms, virtual reality …) for common psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
“CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts (“cognitive”) and our actions (“behavioral”) influence our emotions, that is, that certain maladaptive thoughts or behaviors are what cause us discomfort”
Therefore, its goal is to change these thoughts and behaviors so that, by learning to think and do things differently, we can feel better.
Is it useful to practice Mindfulness?
Mindfulness comes from Buddhism, and the word itself means “mindfulness.” In our society we tend to be on “autopilot”, the pace of life is so frenetic that, in reality, we don’t stop to give ourselves breaks. And when we do stop, our relentless mind is often preoccupied with the future, usually causing us anxiety and stress, or ruminating on the past, commonly promoting feelings of depression.
This translates into living our lives superficially, losing the value of most of the moments.
“Mindfulness practice helps us reconnect with the present moment, without trying to change thoughts and emotions, but rather fosters a relationship of acceptance and self-compassion with oneself and our life”
It has multitude of benefits for our mind, such as increase of attention, emotional regulation, body awareness, reduction of anxiety or stress, and cognitive flexibility, among others.
What is Positive Psychology?