The Reconnect App was designed by Nishah Dennison - a Psychotherapist and Spiritual Practitioner with over two decades of experience. It was originally developed for her own use but she decided it would benefit others as a Mental Health Aid and tool for Spiritual Growth.
Reconnecting with yourself at regular intervals not only deepens your ability to meditate, but also fosters a ‘Self’ that has greater control over the ups and downs of life. Perfecting the ability to ‘switch off’ and ‘Stop’ is transferrable: this can be applied elsewhere in life when needed, such as switching off from stress. Cultivating the ability to switch off can help one gain control over a range of common mental disorders such as panic, anxiety, depression, phobias and self-harm - where one often feels ‘out of control’.
Getting in touch with oneself and one’s body is also known to promote deeper relaxation, enhanced self-awareness and greater mindfulness. A Buddhist monk was once asked “what is the optimum time to meditate?”, his answer was “even a minute is beneficial”. Meditation doesn’t have to be for long and it can be done anywhere and at any time. It only takes a minute to switch off from external distractions and tune-in to oneself: unplugging from the outside world and plugging-in to your internal world. This can refresh and renew the ‘self’, to face the world grounded and clear.
If you want, you can focus on a particular area of your body or an energy centre (chakra) during each minute. For instance, focusing on your upper chest – your breathing and sensations, or focus on your heart chakra within the chest area. This is excellent for developing ‘Mindfulness of the Body’. Getting in touch with your body at regular intervals is highly beneficial, especially for those with body issues of all kinds. For instance with eating disorders and weight issues, there is often a disconnect from the body, so reconnecting with the body is an essential part of the healing process. Further guidelines and suggestions are provided.
If you are interested in Affirmations or Mantras, these can be selected to appear each minute. This is a great way to re-programme the unconscious mind, contemplate an issue, or use creative visualisation each minute. Simply select one that has meaning for you or select ‘Random’ mode to be inspired with something new and positive each hour. There is also the added bonus of creating your own custom Affirmation or custom Mantra to arise each hour, depending on what you are working on in your personal development.
If you want, you can check how much time you have accrued. There is a detailed breakdown, recorded for you to keep track of - Every Minute Counts!
Finally, why not opt for a Day of Silence. Non-talking is hugely beneficial. Many retreats are ‘Silent Retreats’ for a good reason, but there is no need to attend a retreat in order to practice silence. Practising silence is a way of retaining your vital energy, as talking can burn and waste energy. Being silent cultivates deeper self-awareness and deeper self-reflection as one is naturally directed to ‘go within’ and experience one’s ‘inner world’ more. Talking is often distracting and takes us away from ourselves, and if not careful cultivates shallow communication. So ironically, ‘Non-Talking’ promotes better communication. If you aren’t speaking for the sake of it, you start to experience the value of words and expression more fully; this leads to more meaningful conversations and improves intimacy and one’s connection with others. For fun and practical purposes, you can choose a display sign to let people know that you are ‘In Silence’, or you can create your own Custom Sign to show people.
Whilst ReConnect has been designed to look simple and is easy to use, there are many options and uses that you can enjoy. Try it and observe the benefits.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.