Why does it work?

Decades of research in 5 min sessions

About us

Serenmind arises from a question: is there another way to do therapy? This was raised 20 years ago by Rosa Baños and Cristina Botella, University professors in Spain. They did not know it, but they would become a world reference in the application of technology to psychology, especially mobile applications, to make therapy more accessible, less intimidating, and available for daily use.

During all this time, they have worked to make the unthinkable possible: that anyone, just with their mobile phone, can have access to quality online psychological help programs.

Today, people from different professions have come together to make this project a reality. We are different, but we are united by a maxim:

 

“Making psychology accessible to everyone”

Today, people from different professions have come together to make this project a reality. We are different, but we are united by a maxim:

 

“Making psychology accessible to everyone”

Why a mobile app?

Many people do not receive the specialized help they need. At Serenmind, we know there are many barriers that stand between a person and a psychologist:

The lack of time

The cost of therapy

Shame and social stigma

This is why Serenmind was born as an app, with self-guided psychological programs at an affordable price for everyone. Our challenge has been to reinvent the way of doing psychological therapy, and transform face-to-face sessions into a format according to the current technological innovations.

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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 level of 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 “automatic pilot”, 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 richness 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 their life history”

At the brain level, it has a multitude of benefits, such as increased attention, emotional regulation, body awareness, reduction of anxiety or stress, and cognitive flexibility, among others.

What do we call Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology is a psychological orientation that works the development of personal strengths, virtues, positive emotions, and well-being.

It is based on the contributions of Martin Seligman, who indicated that it was necessary in Psychological Therapy to deal with our deficiencies and downfalls, coupled with the promotion of our capacities. This meant acknowledging that it is not enough to focus on mending our problems, as we must also nurture what makes us happy.

For this reason, within psychological intervention, those experiences that bring with them a positive emotional state are favored, as a form of “psychological anchors” that serve to prevent the consequences derived from negative thoughts and emotions.

Some famous concepts that are worked on from Positive Psychology are Eudaimonic Well-being, Dispositional Optimism, Resilience, Flow, and Emotional Intelligence.

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