Megan Jones Bell, Head of Headspace, was today at a conference at the Web Summit in Lisbon to promote the idea that everyone should have access to reflection as a means of protecting mental health and strengthening resilience. According to the officer, the application has already exceeded 30 million users.
"The idea is to promote mental health before it becomes a problem," said Megan Jones Bell, stating that they work in the United States and also in the UK to integrate meditation into healthcare.
"We have been working with a number of healthcare professionals to find ways of integrating meditation and promoting in patients with depression or even cancer patients," said the Headspace application manager, who has already Having a scientific authentication from the FDA, US regulator.
In fact, for Megan Jones Bell, continuous scientific verification is essential in an application that is intended to influence human health.
Headspace has more than 60 clinical studies being developed by academic centers to assess the impact of the application itself, which can "help make the most impact".
The aim of the application is to help anyone reflect, reminding the company that thousands of studies have shown that meditation can have a positive effect on physical and mental health, reducing stress, increasing concentration and promoting good sleeping nights.
A study by the company that owns the application has shown that using 10 days Headspace can reduce stress by 14% and reduce incredibly more than 25%.
According to the right application available on mobile phones and other devices, reflection does not mean a person's conversion: "Reflection does not become a different person, a new person, even a better person. with awareness training and a healthy perspective. Do not try to turn thoughts or emotions. You learn to see without opinion And ultimately you can understand them better. "
The application, named half a dozen years ago, can be tried free of charge in its most basic version, but then you need a subscription to continue with more advanced meditation and thinking programs.