MIND SCIENCE FOR DAILY MENTAL HEALTH
The only app of its kind that is: trauma-informed, transdiagnostic, & science-backed.
HOW IT WORKS
Draw how your body feels:
Did you know that emotions can wreak havoc in your body, even if you are not aware of them?! Through a process called somatization buried psychological or emotional distress can cause headaches, unexplained numbness, chiropractic issues, irritable bowels, and much more. Depression and anxiety are real medical illnesses that can show up as physical symptoms, especially in the strongest among us.
Paying attention to bodily sensations not only stops thought spirals and dissociation by getting you out of your head (and into), it is the first step towards emotional awareness and wellness!
Write a list of your feelings:
Journaling is like meditation on paper; it promotes self awareness, which is an essential leadership quality. We use a very easy and powerful technique to get you started. Listing your feelings helps with managing your emotions: "...naming our emotions tends to diffuse their charge and lessen the burden they create. The psychologist Dan Siegel refers to this practice as 'name it to tame it.'” - Dan Siegel, As Quoted by NY Times article
Reflect on 3 positive things:
Spending just a moment being thankful daily, even for the smallest things, rewires your brain for happiness: "gratitude causes synchronized activation in multiple brain regions, and lights up parts of the brain’s reward pathways and the hypothalamus. In short, just like Prozac, gratitude can boost neurotransmitter serotonin and activate the brain stem to produce dopamine." - Thrive Global, NIH
Felix and Sasha, the cofounders of Soma Sketch, come from two opposite sides of the healthcare industry. Felix was investing in health startups and managing hospital finances while Sasha was transforming customer experiences professionally and navigating the pitfalls of the mental health system personally. After quitting their fancy, but draining, corporate jobs they decided to work on something they actually care about, and to do it on their terms. They saw the need for more intuitive mental health tools that align with the reality of living with mental illness (as the 1 in 5 humans around the world do), while still incorporating the latest scientific knowledge.
We are proudly an Antler portfolio company, seeking like-minded Angels who want to transform the future of mental health care.
Mental health is the next global health crisis; costs will rival the diabetes epidemic. It is a problem on the top public and private economic agendas. The current ways of dealing with mental health are siloed, fragmented, and inefficient. At Soma Sketch we combine technology, common sense, and plenty of science to build better ways of maintaining, measuring, and rebuilding mental health. We are a utility belt, a lifeline, and a daily vitamin for your mind, all in one. Whatever your level of need, we got you covered, providing the essentials to get you started on care, and plugging your therapist or counsellor into your progress when needed.
We are developing the first AI-augmented, comprehensive, and collaborative mental health management platform for patients, practitioners, and prophylactic users. Using machine learning, computer vision, and combining a broad spectrum of tools, resources, and knowledge in new intuitive ways we equip practitioners, patients, and ordinary people to be their best.