Last updated on February 4th, 2022 at 10:22 AM
Mental wellness platform MindLabs backed by neuroscience is today launching its app following a series of investment, to support users in overcoming stress and anxiety, sleep and low mood with engaging live and on-demand content.
The platform utilises expert knowledge from world-class mindfulness practitioners, ranging from global breathwork expert Richie Bostock, clinical psychologist Dr. Erica McInnis and Head of Mindfulness, neuroscientist Anne-Sophie Fluri. Classes are specifically designed to help users rewire their brains to sleep better, stress less, be more energised and feel happier.
Co-founder and CEO of MindLabs, Adnan Ebrahim comments: “For far too long, we’ve neglected taking care of our minds in the same way we take care of our physical selves.
We’ve been ashamed to speak openly about this mislabelling mental vulnerability as weakness and approaching practices like mindfulness with caution, worried about its scientific vigour.
”Today we’re excited to be the new face of change. Our team of neuroscience and mindfulness experts lead classes based on research, making techniques that previously felt out of reach, practicable and understandable.
It’s time for us to reclaim mental wellness and bring tools like meditation and breathwork into the mainstream with a science-first approach.
“We want to empower everyone with the tools to take better care of their minds. Fundamentally, we want to create a world where looking after your mind is as normal as going to the gym.”
The video-first app is the only platform in the mental wellness industry to prioritise live and on-demand video-led content over other forms of media, giving users access to hundreds of engaging classes on their mobile phones.
MindLabs’s Head of Mindfulness, Anne-Sophie Fluri comments: “We believe that the relationship you build with your instructor is fundamental to the experience of a mindfulness class and the subsequent result it has on changing your brain through neuroplasticity.
Video content gives us the opportunity to truly connect with users, even when we’re not in the same physical environment, and that’s something the industry should truly be prioritising, especially as the pandemic has increased isolation and feelings of loneliness.
“Just as you might lift weights in the gym or have a specific physical exercise regime, MindLabs is a daily tool to strengthen neural pathways that lead to better concentration, improved presence and self-awareness and more positive thinking patterns.”
MindLabs’ wealth of on-demand content and continued production of live classes, filmed from its studio in West London, cover all aspects of mental wellness including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Mental fitness
Top classes throughout early beta testing include:
- Easing into sleep
- De-stressing with ratio breathing
- Releasing muscle tension
- Instant energy boost with power breathing
- Learning to let go
For more information about MindLabs, head to www.wearemindlabs.com.
The MindLabs app is available on iOS for from £7.99 per month and can be downloaded via the App Store.