Science and design combined

"Fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself."

In addition to the other great emotions of joy, shame, grief and anger, fear is one of our lives. As a warning system, it helps us to recognize dangers and to correctly assess them. However, if fear occurs again and again suddenly and unfounded, it can significantly affect and confuse our lives.
Mindable combines the current state of science with an appealing user experience to combat these unfounded fears.

Science

Help with panic and agoraphobia

Our focus is on the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia, a form of anxiety disorder in which harmless situations for the affected person seem threatening and thus are increasingly avoided. Frequently, people are afraid to leave home, visit crowded public places, or go by bus, train or plane alone, so they try everything possible to avoid these situations.

This is exactly where Mindable starts. Our app helps sufferers to recognize, understand and deal with their fear. Learning lessons, reflections and hands-on exercises help users understand how their panic attacks come together and how they can overcome their fears in the long-term so that they can enjoy their lives again.

Developed on a scientific basis

Our content is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), whose effectiveness regarding panic and anxiety disorders has been confirmed in numerous studies [1] [2]. In CBT, the focus is primarily on awareness of one’s own thoughts and behaviors and how they affect us. In contrast to other therapies, the causes are not sought in conversations about the past, but treated with current behaviors. On the other hand, we work closely together with the Christoph Dornier Foundation and specialist therapists. Including the therapist and author Thomas Lang. His treatment manual forms the basis of our treatment plan.

Focus on user experience design

In addition to the scientific content, we care about great importance to usability and user experience. It is important for us to support our users by providing content that is intuitive to understand and therefore easy to use. Science should be linked to design at this point in order to be able to offer the user content and help tailored to his situation.

[1] Klan, T., & Hiller, W. (2014). Die Wirksamkeit einzelner Therapieelemente in Routinetherapien bei Panikstörung und Agoraphobie. Verhaltenstherapie, 24(3), 157-167.
[2] Gloster, A. T., Wittchen, H. U., Einsle, F., Lang, T., Helbig-Lang, S., Fydrich, T., ... & Gerlach, A. L. (2011). Psychological treatment for panic disorder with agoraphobia: a randomized controlled trial to examine the role of therapist-guided exposure in situ in CBT. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 79(3), 406.