Resility is on a mission to eliminate the negative effects of chronic stress on your health and well-being.
Stress has become an epidemic in our society, and when we experience a steady stream of stress that doesn’t let up, it takes a serious toll on our body and mind. What’s more is that most of us don’t even realize this is happening. Many people are living with physical and emotional effects of stress without being aware of the connection. Common examples are tension headaches, back and neck pain, digestive issues, insomnia, fatigue, and trouble concentrating.
The Resility team is creating a better way to manage stress, that works in today’s crazy, always-on world. We believe we can make an impact on the lives and well-being of others by using technology to deliver highly effective stress management techniques in a more personalized, convenient, and measurable way.
What is Resility?
Resility is a digital platform to assess, monitor, and manage stress. It combines proven stress management techniques with biofeedback from wearable sensors. We use that feedback to develop personalized training programs that are continually optimized for the user by machine learning.
We know the same thing doesn’t work for everyone. Our programs include a variety of techniques, which allows us to measure what’s working best for each user. Our exercises are quick and easy to fit into today’s busy lifestyles.
The History of Resility
When our founder and CEO, Sarah finished grad school and entered a demanding corporate job, she experienced long work days and mounting stress levels. Although she knew she was stressed, she had no idea about the consequences it would have on her health. She began experiencing neck and jaw pain, and it continued for years, despite trying many different ways to alleviate it.
When she was advised to try biofeedback at a local clinic, she had an eye-opening experience. While hooked up to biofeedback sensors monitoring things like muscle tension, heart rate, and respiration, she was asked to think of something stressful. Sarah watched her heart rate increase by 10 beats a minute. Over a number of sessions, she was able to see her body’s physical stress response and begin to change it. She discovered that she was holding a great deal of tension in her neck and shoulders that she was unable to relax on her own. This left her in pain and exhausted at the end of every day. After learning how to recognize that tension early and let go of it, she finally found relief.
Biofeedback was very effective, but it was expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. With technology today and the availability of wearable sensors, she knew there could be an easier way to provide it to more people.
Sarah and the Resility team are committed to making this stress management tool easy and accessible to many more people.