Guiding your patients on a journey toward better health involves more than just medical advice – it requires a deep understanding of behavior change, which often gets overlooked. Time constraints often limit the depth of patient interactions, making healthcare providers unable to support patients through sustainable behavior transformations.
But the story doesn’t have to end there.
What if there was a way to bridge the gap between your clinical care and lasting behavior change?
The Iterative Mindset Method™ and the Fresh Tri app have set out to do just that. This groundbreaking approach harnesses the power of the habenula, our motivation kill-switch, to complement clinical care. Through a “practice-and-tweak” approach, your patients can feel heard, understood, and fully supported as they navigate their medical care.
So, is Fresh Tri and the Iterative Mindset Method™ right for your patients? Let’s find out.
Understanding the Iterative Mindset Method™
Hundreds, maybe even thousands, of frameworks promise to help you make or break your habits. But few of them can directly impact your patients’ overall health and wellness in the way that the Iterative Mindset Method™ can.
Performative approaches have their place, but not when it comes to creating lasting behavior change. We’ve all used the approach at some point in our lives. We set a goal (like running 3 miles at 5 a.m. every day), attempt to follow an inflexible set of rules to accomplish it (“no excuses!”), and we almost always find ourselves feeling like we’ve failed when life throws us a curveball and we deviate from the “plan.”
You start to tell yourself, “If I was just more focused… If I could have just stuck to the plan this time…” But you’re not the one to blame – your habenula may be a survival mechanism, but it is also a bit of a troublemaker.
The Iterative Mindset Method™ is a new approach to building a healthy lifestyle and creating lasting change. It is designed for the habenula, your motivation kill-switch, and is backed by neuroscience. The habenula is thought to influence the brain’s response to everything from pain, stress, and anxiety to sleep deprivation and reward processing.1
In a clinical setting, the Iterative Mindset Method™ can support healthcare professionals in guiding behavior change interventions for their patients while also serving as a direct model for patients to use themselves.
The Three Simple Steps to Lasting Behavior Change
The Iterative Mindset Method™ has three simple steps: assessment, iteration, and practice. In a clinical setting, you constantly move through this assessment, iteration, and practice process.
You assess patients’ habits, aspirations, and goals all day, determining the best course of action for their health and wellness concerns. When things don’t go to plan, patients return to you, and you iterate with them as needed. As you practice the solutions with your patients, you can refine and tailor the approach based on their responses and progress.
Imagine harnessing the power of these steps not only for medical decisions but also for facilitating meaningful behavior change in your patients’ lives that complement the medical solutions to their concerns. An iterative approach to finding personalized strategies can be life-changing.
Bridging the Gap: Partnering with Clinicians
Clinicians today operate in a high-pressure environment that is highly scrutinized, with very little time to address complex health issues, let alone behavior change. These shortened patient interactions can often hinder fully comprehensive support, leaving patients to navigate their circumstances independently.
Here is where the Iterative Mindset Method™ steps in as a powerful addition to your clinical care. When you integrate this method into your practice, you can begin to bridge the gap between medical expertise and the complex world of behavior change.
Through the Fresh Tri app, clinicians can confidently suggest that their patients download it and set goals that complement your advised medical solutions. As you work through your patient assessment, understanding their goals and current habits can help you align the Fresh Tri app with their motivations and challenges. These are all crucial elements that drive lasting behavior change.
Consider trying it firsthand before recommending the Fresh Tri app and the Iterative Mindset Method™ to your patients. (You can download it here!) You’ll quickly see how intuitive it is and how easily your patients can use it to iterate toward lasting change. This personal experience enhances your ability to direct and support your patients through iteration. It allows you to wholeheartedly endorse the method based on your experience.
Transforming Diabetes Management with Fresh Tri
Individuals experiencing diabetes encounter a distinct set of challenges when navigating behavior change. Sustainable change can make a world of difference in people dealing with a diagnosis of diabetes and those engaged in a diabetes prevention program.
A sudden dramatic change in diet, intense exercise regimens, and rigid medication schedules often follow a diabetes diagnosis. But adherence to these rapid changes is often performative and short-lasting – patients have difficulty adjusting and find themselves in old habits.
Sustainable change is critical to the lasting health and wellness of people experiencing diabetes. Fresh Tri and the Iterative Mindset Method™ come into play as a management approach for diabetes. The app iterates with your patients as they learn this new way of life. It increases long-term success rates and fosters a deeper understanding of what works best for them to manage their diabetes effectively.
Empowering Patients Toward Healthier Lives
By adopting the Iterative Mindset Method™ and the Fresh Tri app, clinicians gain a comprehensive toolkit to address lasting behavior change while operating within limited patient interaction time.
This collaborative approach can enhance patient trust and nurture a sense of partnership in their care. Your patients feel understood and supported, leading to improved overall wellness and long-lasting healthier habits.
It takes the healthcare experience to a new transformational level that goes beyond traditional medical care.
Download the app today and get started.
Sosa R, Mata-Luévanos J, Buenrostro-Jáuregui M. The role of the lateral habenula in inhibitory learning from reward omission experiences. eneuro. Published online May 7, 2021:ENEURO.0016-21.2021. doi:10.1523/eneuro.0016-21.2021