Healthcare professionals and patients alike have come to increasingly incorporate mindfulness within treatment programs to positive effect. The mind-body connection is very important, and the ability to be present and aware (mindfulness) has many health benefits.
Mindfulness-based interventions have been confirmed effective for the treatment of chronic pain, psoriasis, and a number of psychiatric illnesses, and further have the potential to prevent cognitive decline.
Sidekick cites practices such as mindfulness-based stress reduction as a key treatment component. Our digital health programs feature several tools that teach mindfulness and encourage users to establish positive behaviors.
Breaking the Worry Cycle
Mindfulness is an integral part of any treatment journey. Behavioral research shows that people’s lifestyle decisions are driven more by emotion than logic. Encouraging people to practice mindfulness meditation means that they are less likely to get caught up in negative thoughts. This is because they are more aware of the choices they make and are more present in the moment.
Breaking the worry cycle is vital in terms of improving the overall quality of life. Sidekick's programs are designed to help patients manage their chronic conditions by providing them with the right tools to cultivate mindful habits.
To break the anxiety cycle, you need to become aware of the cycle. So instead of letting your anxious thoughts and feelings drive your behavior, you’ll learn to slow down your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
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Healthcare professionals also serve to benefit from the implementation of mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. When patients make a conscious effort to become more engaged with their health by tuning into their thoughts and emotions, they are more likely to adhere to their treatment plan, respond well to medication, and experience positive health outcomes.
The Accessibility of DTx Programs
Despite being an ancient technique, the practice of mindfulness has yet to be adopted by many. Smartphones are everywhere, and DTx solutions are delivered through a downloadable app. This makes them ideal for promoting mindfulness and other stress-management techniques.
The accessibility of DTx solutions means they offer a cost-effective treatment solution to patients in settings where they are comfortable. A growing need and simultaneous shortage of trained therapists highlights the necessity of a digital health solution that offers mental health support. Digital mental health support is particularly advantageous for patients with limited access to in-person care; this could be due to living in a remote location or living with physical limitations.