What people dislike about todays mental health care
Requires patients to share their deepest secrets and spend time on memories they prefer to avoid, while creating a social stigma that disempowers them.
Slow and often partial results due to its symptom based focus, and its dependency on a patients conscious knowledge, of what is usually, a subconscious problem.
Very expensive and time consuming. Therapists are usually overbooked with long waiting times, often not accessible when you need them.
What people love about MindReset
Short and Positive Experience
It takes only two minutes and leaves you with a smile. No need to share with anyone, no need to discuss any negative memories. Full privacy, no login, email or any personal information required.
Effective and Long Term
Focuses on solving the subconscious root cause, even when you don't know what that cause is, leaving significant and long term outcomes.
Accessible and Affordable
Available whenever and wherever you need it. Very affordable and without long term commitments.
Choose from a range of six customized programs
Each program is made up of 10 sessions - a step by step process to free your mind
So, how do we do our magic?
The mental health problem
Emotional/traumatic events in life leave emotional memory images (EMI), which in certain contexts, or even continuously, trigger the stress response as if the event is being experienced over and over. This constant subconscious state of survival mode, leads to physical and mental illness.
The MindReset process
With a carefully designed flow, the app invites the user’s subconscious to access their EMIs, the app's eye tracking technology detects the split-second access and then the user is taken through a quick process which interrupts the connection with the EMI.
Once the connection to the EMI is interrupted, the stress response stops firing and the system begins to recover. Each session is focused on interrupting and clearing another EMI leading to an overall reduction in stress levels and to a mental and physical recovery.
The method behind MindReset was developed through 25 years of tried and tested behavioural change work. It brings together the well researched potential of eye movement interventions (such as EMDR), the growing knowledge of memory reconsolidation interference and a unique approach of split second unlearning that we have developed in clinic over the years.Learn More Watch Video
Eye Movement is key to short and effective therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. Shapiro (1995, 2001) hypothesizes that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves towards mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after several EMDR sessions. Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after their EMDR sessions. There has been so much research on EMDR therapy (see more on EMDR research here) that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad of problems that bring them in for therapy. Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years.
Memory Reconsolidation Interference as Treatment for Emotional Disorders
Memories with a strong emotional connotation play a pathogenic role in a variety of emotional disorders, including anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and depression (Brewin 2011, Kindt 2014, Milton & Everitt 2012, Williams et al. 2007). What if it were possible to alleviate the burden imposed by those memories by taking a pill or by another simple intervention that would somehow help us to permanently forget them or strip them of their emotional charge?
Remarkably, perhaps, it has been known for almost 50 years that it is possible to induce post-retrieval amnesia, that is, selective amnesia for a previously established fear memory in the lab (Misanin et al. 1968). Yet, the clinical potential of this finding for the treatment of emotional disorders was not recognized for another 30 years (Nader et al. 2000, Przybyslawski et al. 1999), and empirical translation to humans of this kind of amnesia for emotional memory, often referred to as memory reconsolidation interference, did not occur until just over a decade ago (Kindt et al. 2009). An extensive presentation of the historical overview of basic research on emotional memory reconsolidation and the ways it can supposedly be interfered with, as well as a review of findings from clinical studies that have tried to translate the principle of memory reconsolidation interference to the treatment of emotional disorders can be found here.
MindReset App as an Eye Movement based Emotional Memory Reconsolidation Interference
In the MindReset app we implement a method we have developed over the past 25 years in tried and tested behavioural change work in private practice. A method we call Split Second Unlearning (SSU), which is based on a process of "unlearning" traumatic responses at the speed in which they were originally created. This is achieved by use of eye tracking to detect the eye pattern of the emotional memory access, followed by destabilization of the emotional memory, then interruption of the eye movement patterns causing a memory reconsolidation interference and finally reassessment of the eye patterns to ensure the intervention was successful. We are working on publishing a paper on the SSU method during 2021.
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