Digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR), has announced the launch of Unwinding, a broad-based mental well-being app designed to help people better understand how their minds work, reduce their stress, and build healthier habits. Like a virtual quick-start guide for the mind, the solution empowers people to stay grounded in the moment through evidence-based mindfulness techniques, enabling them to unwind unwanted behaviors that result from and often exacerbate stress. Sharecare’s Unwinding Anxiety applies research from world-renowned behavior change expert Dr. Jud Brewer, debuts mini-master class on financial stress in partnership with Mint.
Sharecare has been a growing digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place.Sharecare’s suite of digital therapeutics for behavioral health, including Unwinding Anxiety, Eat Right Now, and Craving to Quit, is based on over a decade of research by notable neuroscientist and Sharecare’s executive medical director of behavioral health, Dr. Jud Brewer. These effective and proven digital therapeutics complement Sharecare’s flagship virtual care platform by further enabling people to grow and manage the interconnected aspects of their physical and mental well-being.
How Sharecare Unwinding Works
Unwinding by Sharecare teaches everyone simple, practical ways to use mindful awareness in their health journey with access to resources that include:
- Science-based mini-master classes to improve overall well-being by learning techniques to decrease stress and change unwanted habits
- Exclusive live, monthly events with Dr. Brewer and other leading experts
- 100+ in-the-moment and personalized stress reduction tools such as guided meditations, breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, and more
- Library of exclusive, award-winning videos to promote relaxation and restful sleep from Sharecare Windows
How Unwinding by Sharecare Works
Know your brain inside and out
- Unlimited access to exclusive courses
- 100+ guided awareness exercises
- Extensive library of award-winning visual relaxation videos
- Live events with Dr. Jud Brewer and other world-renowned experts
- Exclusive sleep-specific meditations and soundscapes
Research shows prolonged, unmanaged stress can have long-term effects on individuals, including a more significant risk for heart disease, increased blood pressure, and immune system suppression. Without healthy coping strategies for stressful situations, the likelihood of adopting poor lifestyle habits such as smoking, medication nonadherence, and physical inactivity also may increase, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a growing body of evidence, including a 2020 study published in JMIR mHealth, shows programs like Unwinding by Sharecare that leverage meditation and mindfulness techniques can help relieve physiological stress and anxiety.
Additional course topics available in Unwinding by Sharecare focus on procrastination, stress management, emotional eating, the science of mindfulness, kindness, and self-discovery, among others. New courses are added regularly to bring people new and relevant lessons for managing their mental well-being comprehensively.
Available on the App Store or Google Play, Unwinding by Sharecare has a special introductory, limited-time price of $35.99 for one year; the regular price is $59.99 for an annual subscription. Organizations interested in learning more about Unwinding by Sharecare for their populations or members can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress hides in our bodies and our habits. We try to disconnect from the discomfort of stress with seemingly unrelated behaviors like overeating, procrastinating, and excessive social media use. Stress is a normal part of life, yet how we deal with it makes a critical difference in our daily lives and, ultimately, our long-term health and happiness. We developed Unwinding by Sharecare to help every individual — no matter how stressed or stuck in bad habits — understand how their minds work so that they can work better with their minds.Dr. Jud Brewer
In August 2020, Sharecare and the Boston University School of Public Health (SPH) released their next-generation Community Well-Being Index (CWBI) state rankings report, constructing 10 years of well-being measurement through the integration of key social determinants of health data. Collectively, the multi-dimensional layering and analysis Sharecare formulated for the CWBI in collaboration with SPH and its Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC) has reportedly resulted in the most expansive, diversified, and dynamic well-being index in the industry.
Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are in their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive and data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help people, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population-wide well-being by driving positive behavior change.