Barriers to self-reflection
Research found that the three main reasons for avoiding conscious self-reflection are because it is perceived as being: emotionally challenging, ineffective and stigmatised or embarrassing.
HOLD’s antidote to the fear and pressure sometimes associated with self-reflection is in its carefully constructed ease of usage, user-defined content and central belief that there is no right or wrong, it is just a space to HOLD your thoughts.
The app guides you to return to your reflections, which allows quicker and easier identification of what is important to you and your life and what may need maintaining or changing.
The pragmatic, intellectual approach of the app encourages users to drop the stigmas and stereotypes and properly engage with a self-reflection practice as an effective tool for health and happiness.