Equa Health: Your Personal Mindfulness Trainer
A Guided Support System
It’s no secret that the stress of COVID-19 has affected our mental health.
If you have always battled anxiety and depression or if the pandemic has triggered new symptoms, know that you are not alone. In fact, studies have shown that now more than ever people are finding new ways to take care of themselves physically and mentally.
While taking the leap to start a healthy lifestyle is an important first step, having a support system significantly increases your chances of success.
Addressing physical health has many options of structure and support. There are gyms to join, online classes to sign up for and if you are very serious, you can hire a personal trainer to coach and motivate you.
Addressing mental health feels more secluded. A therapist is always an option for overall support but when it comes to daily activities to manage stress and anxiety such as meditation, it is hard to find a system that integrates with your daily life.
Equa Health is determined to change that.
Equa is derived from the word equanimity. It refers to the skill of remaining composed and even-tempered, especially when in a challenging situation.
Mindfulness practices are proven to reduce stress and anxiety but those starting out often misinterpret the process as a failure. Equa Health takes into account how people need to learn and provides access to coaches to work through the process. The experience is personalized, interactive and tailored to the individuals.
Leveraging 15 years of research from the Carnegie Mellon University Health and Human Performance Lab, the team developed a system to provide tailored guidance to mindfulness training and help its users build equanimity.
The results speak for themselves.
- 22% reduction in loneliness
- 54% reduction in stress biology
- 21% increase in well-being in daily life
When asked what was on the horizon, the Equa Health team is taking their expertise to medical professionals to alleviate the stress caused by the pandemic.
“We are excited to work with the nurses and emergency service providers at one of the region’s top hospitals, who are on the front lines helping patients through the Covid-19 pandemic. Our vision is to make this tool available to all as an option covered through major health insurance providers.”