Meditation is growing in popularity, but most Americans say they don’t like it. This year, an estimated 83 million people are trying meditation for various health benefits, including stress-reduction, but many are finding it’s not for them. That’s why Cactus is launching an app for people who want the benefits of mindfulness, but don’t want to meditate.
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“It can take years of consistent meditation to see results. Emptying your mind and focusing on the breath is hard. After trying every app, we figured there must be a better way,” said Ryan Brown, CEO of Cactus. “Working with a positive psychology expert, we developed a practice with similar benefits in an engaging app.”
Cactus sends you a personalized question every day, prompting you to consider what really matters to you and write it down. With personality assessments and research-backed prompts, Cactus provides immediate feedback on your progress while visualizing what contributes to your satisfaction, helping you make better decisions and live a more fulfilling life. Cactus is free to use, and you can upgrade for personalized questions and detailed insights.
Stress is an urgent problem: one in five Americans has anxiety and another one in five has depression. Between 70-90% of all primary care doctor visits are stress-related. As many look hopefully for a solution, the number of meditating Americans has grown 29% annually since 2012. Dozens of apps have launched to meet the interest, but there’s evidence meditation isn’t for everyone.
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