Thinkladder is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and meditation hybrid app.
The app allows users to evaluate and challenge unhelpful beliefs associated with stress, anxiety, relational conflict and depression, and receive empowering insights to help form healthier cognitive pathways. Users can incorporate these insights into their daily rituals through setting up scheduled reminders and location based reminders, so insights are received at the most opportune time.
They can also use the Audio Insights as part of their mediation practice.
Our assumptions about the world and everyone in it have a profound impact on how we experience life. Believing something is safe or wrong or worthwhile or impossible determines whether we engage freely or stand on the sidelines, whether we enjoy being in our skin or shake in our boots. However, many of these beliefs exist in our subconscious mind where we are not aware of either their influence or even their existence.
The human brain can only consciously process so much data at a time so its number one life-hack is to ‘learn’ something as fast as it can and then wire it up as a program that it can run subconsciously on autopilot. The brain has a program for everything: from how to interpret other people’s facial expressions, to how we respond to disappointment, to what body language to use in the presence of perceived authority.
Each of these programs includes a set of associated beliefs. The problem is that many of these beliefs were wired into our brains during childhood or in a heightened emotional state, without any form of evaluation or before we’d even developed our own value system. This means that we can end up running all day long on autopilot, fuelled by beliefs we may not even agree with.
The good news is wrapped up in the word neuroplasticity.
In our developmental years our brains were supercharged to absorb information, constantly growing, wiring and pruning neural connections. Neuroplasticity refers to the brains ability to continually change and adapt its physical structure in response to what we focus on and how we think, feel and behave.
Although this ability becomes less efficient with age, neuroscientists describe how in adulthood we can intentionally create the conditions the brain needs to harness this ‘self directed’ plasticity. These conditions are focused concentration, repetition and perseverance… and this is where the Thinkladder app comes into play.
Thinkladder's four unique tools are designed to help you rewrite the script in your subconscious mind. When we replace our outdated beliefs it disrupts the smooth running of our old automated programmes and allows us to experiment with a new set of actions. As we rehearse these new beliefs and actions with focused concentration and perseverance, they become our new normal.
The Insight Finder helps you grow in self-awareness and identify the subconscious beliefs that are fuelling your unwanted habits, and automatic thoughts and moods. It also allows you to select empowering alternative insights that align with your goals and values.
Insight Reminders bring your selected insights to your attention at regular intervals, providing the repetition your brain needs to assimilate these empowering ideas.
Insight Alerts allow you to identify specific contexts and places that often trigger programmed responses that you would like to change. For example, you may recognise that shopping malls trigger self-loathing, or visiting your in-laws triggers defensiveness, or your workplace triggers perfectionism. Insight Alerts’ allows you to pin specific insights to these locations so that you can receive what you need to hear exactly when you need to hear it.
Audio Insights enables you to listen to your selected insights, either in the form of relaxing meditation, or on the go. The audio option allows you to engage in the focussed concentration, repetition and perseverance that is required for lasting change in the brain.
- Support for iPhone XS, XS Max, iOS 12
- Fixed invisible close-button bug in HOW TO USE
Ratings and Reviews
Have I just paid for a load of quotes that frankly, always pop up on facebook anyway? They have lots of category’s but most of them are saying ‘coming soon’ so I presume they aren’t available for the money I have already spent. This should be clearly stated before hitting the buy app option. It’s a real shame because it looked great. I’m not sure how ‘quotes’ are meant to get to the route of the problem....
Hi there, thanks for your review. Please have a look at the Psych Toolkit (Feeling Overwhelmed?) in the menu (upper right hand corner of home tab). This will let help you get the most out of Thinkladder. The 'Coming Soon' themes will be provided to you at no extra cost. We have a team of therapists writing more content, which will be released theme by theme.
Excellent and Quick repsonse
I gave this a 4 star originally because the content is great. It really helped me.
However I have had this for several months and some of the topics are still unavailable. I am willing to pay but the topics I want remain locked.
I contacted them and got an instant response so I am happy as I know there is a team working on it.
Coming soon-more like never ?
For an app that has gained so much publicity. Follow through on the coming soon parts are terrible- never coming.
Same quotes come up on a range of “triggers/unhelpful thought patterns” can get repetitive. Again, run out of inspiration.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.