Tame It: The Science of Self-Regulation

When it comes to emotional intelligence (EI), there’s no denying that self-awareness is the gateway to meaningful change. But it doesn’t stop there. EI really starts to make its mark on the world when we begin regulating and managing our emotions effectively.

At Mood, our interventions are grounded in scientific research and are designed to address the mind, body, and emotional wellbeing, providing a holistic approach to emotional growth. Our main three interventions—music, short videos, and meditation—each play a crucial role in taming your emotions.

Cue the Music

Music has long been recognised for its powerful effect on the human body. Research shows that music can influence physiological responses, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and hormone levels, thereby helping to regulate emotions (Koelsch, 2014). At Mood, we use music and action-based interventions to harness these benefits.

By engaging with music, users can experience a reduction in stress and anxiety, an increase in positive emotions, and an overall improvement in mood. Our app includes carefully curated playlists and action-based activities designed to elicit specific emotional responses, helping users align their bodily responses with their emotional goals.

Learn Something New

Short, educational videos are a highly effective tool for mental engagement and learning. They provide quick, digestible content that can help users understand and manage their emotions better. The research agrees—according to cognitive load theory, short videos reduce cognitive overload and enhance learning efficiency (Sweller, 1988).

Mood’s short videos cover a range of topics related to emotional intelligence, from understanding different emotions to practical strategies for emotional regulation. They’re short, simple, and sweet. And they work.

Time to Breathe

While it can often sound a bit “woo”, meditation and controlled breathing techniques are well-documented for their benefits to mental and emotional health. Studies show that meditation reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves focus, and increases emotional resilience (Goyal et al., 2014).

The meditation and breathing exercises created by Mood are tailored to help users slow down, reflect, and find a deeper understanding of their emotions—all without the “woo”. It’s the ultimate shortcut to greater emotional balance and stability.

“At Mood, our interventions are grounded in scientific research and are designed to address the mind, body, and emotional wellbeing.”

The integration of these three interventions—music for bodily response, short videos for mental response, and meditation for wellbeing response—reflects the mind, body, and wellbeing model commonly used to understand holistic emotional growth. By addressing all three aspects of our lived experience, Mood provides a comprehensive approach to emotional intelligence.

And we’re just getting started. While our current interventions already offer a robust framework for emotional growth, we’re continuously developing new features and tools.

Want to see what’s next? Join our waitlist and be one of the very first organisations to maximise the emotional intelligence of your team with the power of Mood.

  • Koelsch, S. (2014). Brain correlates of music-evoked emotions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15(3), 170-180.
  • Sweller, J. (1988). Cognitive load during problem solving: Effects on learning. Cognitive Science, 12(2), 257-285.
  • Goyal, M., Singh, S., Sibinga, E. M. S., et al. (2014). Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(3), 357-368.
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