The idea for Mindfit came to Hilde after she went through a tough time and needed motivation to change her thought patterns, shift her focus and set limits.
As she learned the methods and techniques that worked for her, she discovered that simple measures can result in big changes – just by becoming aware of how we react in challenging situations.
Her sister Janne is a psychologist, and persuaded Hilde to try EMDR therapy.
Everyone needs to sort out their lives!
– Janne Ekeberg Amundsen, psychologist
Mindfit is inspired by cognitive therapy and EMDR, but also by the more general communication and therapy techniques used in psychology.
Regardless of the treatment approach, a patient’s first meeting with a psychologist includes time where the patient describes his or her problems, identifies goals and then works towards change. One of the central aspects of the work involved in bringing about change is finding the motivation you need to continue to try to change. This is especially important given that change takes time and usually consists of both progress and setbacks.
Maintaining motivation requires a focus on mastery and on what you actually achieve, a fact that is well recognized by many different therapies.
This is especially highlighted by research that has been done on positive psychology, where patients are encouraged to have a greater awareness of their strengths and resources rather than their vulnerability and illness. [···]