SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Limitless Guided Visualizations™ (“Limitless”), a mental health and wellness app, today announced its cognitive support product as a promising contribution to treating the mental health epidemic. This is the first-ever digital model to teach Metacognitive Healing™ to the masses.
Metacognition is an awareness of your thought processes and an understanding of the patterns behind them. The Limitless app helps people reflect on their thought processes and reframe the relationship they have with themselves, improving their metacognition. When internal dialogue is rooted in kindness, people are able to move from traumatic reactions such as fighting, fleeing, freezing, and/or letting go to states of rest, restoration, and healing.
The need for this type of support among people with mental disorders is immense.
An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — have a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. (1)
Everyone experiences metacognition, but those who experience “negative” metacognition need and deserve support. Even if someone can overcome the barriers of having their needs recognized and being able to pay for and access professional help, standard models of care still have missing pieces.
The Limitless app has immense potential, as evidenced by current market behaviors:
The global market for mental health apps alone grew by $1 billion in 12 months ($4.2 billion – $5.2 billion). (2)
“People are increasingly looking to help each other because the systems currently in place lack fundamental metacognitive support,” said Cali, founder of Limitless Guided Visualizations and creator of the Metacognitive Healing Methodology™.
Simply put, “positive” metacognition includes the thought processes that drive the mindset toward helpful solutions. Whereas “negative” metacognition is often unnecessary, uncontrolled, pervasive and harmful.
After controlling for clinical and demographic factors, it is hypothesized that maladaptive (“negative”) metacognitive beliefs will explain additional variance in emotional distress (anxiety and depression) beyond that explained by repetitive negative thinking. (3)
Scientists have been studying the role of metacognition in mental health since the 1970s. (4) In a 2019 study on repetitive negative thinking, fMRI findings show that maladaptive metacognition plays a major role in mental health. anxiety and depression.
The cognitive-attentional syndrome (CAS) is the main underlying factor of depressive and anxiety disorders in the metacognitive approach to psychopathology and psychotherapy. (…) CAS is a set of psychological processes that includes repetitive negative thinking (worry and rumination), threat monitoring, and associated unhelpful behavioral and cognitive strategies; it is derived from metacognitive beliefs, positive or negative. (5)
The feedback on the app is amazing:
“Limitless has changed my life. I tried so many things, from yoga to meditation, but always felt like something was missing. I realized that I had to change the way I talk to myself and think about things. Once I started to repair my metacognition, I was able to return to all wellness activities with confidence. My inner voice is now consistently gentle, thoughtful, and encouraging. – Sam, a Limitless subscriber who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder.
Limitless Guided Visualizations™ is a mental health and wellness app that empowers people to champion their own personal health journeys. The Metacognitive Healing™ Methodology taught by Limitless draws on decades of clinical experience to help people access naturally altered states. In-app guided visualizations support a shift in consciousness through a whole-body experience that draws on the lessons of psychedelic medicine and established health and wellness solutions. Cali, the founder of Limitless, developed the Metacognitive Healing Methodology™ in 2001 and began clinical testing in 2018. The Limitless Guided Visualizations™ app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
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