THE ANGEL–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Audacious Mind, the newest meditation startup specializing in a more personalized form of meditation, has had a busy year. Since its launch on Mental Health Take Action Day, the young brand has been looking for users who want to use meditation to change their lives.
“At some point everyone discovers the need to change their view of themselves and the world,” says founder Jack Haynie. “We know firsthand that health trauma is a common trigger for change and we want to help everyone, but we have to start somewhere. Since I experienced the cancer journey, we decided to start with cancer patients. ”
According to the National Cancer Institute, depression is “a comorbid disabling syndrome” that affects approximately 15 to 25% of cancer patients. But the trauma from the diagnosis affects every patient and it is known that many hide their depression to prevent loved ones from worrying further. The intensifying effects of the pandemic did not help. The CDC states that 40% of adults in the US have been struggling with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse as of June last year and through 2021. “This is an especially critical time for us to be mindful of our cancer patients,” added Haynie.
Audacious Mind started releasing its first product – the Audacious Mind App in Apple and Google Play stores. This year there are plans to expand into support groups, journaling and content distribution. “Each of our team members has personally experienced a health trauma, so we understand that healing requires a very powerful recipe of resources,” explains co-founder Ivan Hernandez. “As powerful as the app is, we prescribe personalized affirmations from an algorithm in the thousands based on how you feel, we need to equip patients with more tools … each tool.”
The startup has investigated how patients feel from diagnosis to healing, both from their state of health and from the trauma it has caused. A recurring theme is disorientation, which makes it difficult for patients to find all possible resources to help them build their own personalized healing regime. Hernandez says they are on a bold mission to enable and house all of the options patients need to overcome trauma. “We’re ambitious for all the right reasons, but we know we can’t do it alone,” he adds.
On August 5th, Audacious Mind will host a virtual event to raise funds for the development, publication and donation of meditation tools and resources such as cancer-specific meditation plans and customized tracks, as well as free downloads of its paid app for cancer patients. Guest speakers include the life coaches Magen Banwart, Richard Arden and Dinorah Nieves from Iyanla Fix My Life from OWN, the Reiki healer John Del Rossi, the psychologist Dr. Carmen Rivera-Medina, oncologist Dr. Sant Chawla and vibration healers Dave Scher and Kassia Meador. TransformaThon kicks off at 6:00 am PST / 9:00 am EST and runs all day on Instagram @myaudaciousmind. Anyone can reply and donate from now on by visiting Audacious Mind. All contributions are tax deductible and go to the Audacious Mind Foundation to fund resources for cancer patients.