The heart of Reimagine is helping people feel better. That drives everything we do.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Reimagine announced today that its revolutionary program, proven in multiple studies to improve the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers, is now available nationwide to everyone touched by cancer via the website reimagine.me.
A cancer diagnosis not only affects the patient but the entire family. Being fully armed to fight serious disease requires more than medical treatment. It requires another half of care, one in which we treat not only the disease but restore the whole person – emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally and socially. Reimagine leverages technology to transform the way we address the social and emotional challenges associated with serious illness by making the “other half of care” affordable and accessible to everyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone - wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Reimagine’s unique model delivers an integrated, three-part solution for thriving in the face of adversity:
- Skills training: At the heart of Reimagine is Pillars4Life, a clinically proven, skills-based resiliency training program that helps individuals and their families manage anxiety, improve decision-making, mobilize support and reengage in life. Pillars4Life has been proven effective in over three years of research at Duke Cancer Institute and via a Community Impact Project grant from lLiveSTRONG.
- Supportive community: Reimagine members connect in a safe and private virtual community of like-minded peers and trusted experts.
- Trusted resources: Reimagine members enjoy specially curated health & wellness information on a variety of topics that are known to improve quality-of-life.
Led by co-founders Tina Staley, and Kristin MacDermott and CEO Steve Robinson, Reimagine’s online education platform uses a “live class” format with teachers called Pillar Guides facilitating highly structured, skills-training classes with twelve participants accessing the classes via the website. Participants enjoy the convenience, anonymity, and efficiency of the small group format, and report that the technology supports a feeling of safety and connection with others even when they are joining from far-reaching locations across the country.
In addition to virtual classes in The University section, Reimagine’s unique online platform features The Magazine and The Community. The Magazine offers trustworthy information from top industry influencers for members to feel happy, healthy and inspired. The Community provides a private, interactive space where users can connect with peers, teachers and experts in fields known to improve the quality of life, including nutrition expert Keri Glassman, inspiration expert Jennifer Pastiloff, integrative health expert Russell Greenfield, MD, the comedy duo “Frangela” and more.
"The heart of Reimagine is helping people feel better,” said Reimagine CEO Steve Robinson. “That drives everything we do.”
“Often cancer treatment, while effective at treating the disease, leaves people feeling worse. And until now there just wasn’t an effective, affordable, accessible way to help people deal with the social and emotional effects of the disease and its treatment,” says co-founder Kristin MacDermott, a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in marriage and family therapy. “We’ve spent over twelve years developing, testing and refining our curriculum, and it works. It gives people the tools to feel better – even in the face of cancer.”
Reimagine has formed top alliances with organizations including LIVESTRONG, the National Institute of Health, Susan G. Komen, Women's Cancer Research Fund, Duke Cancer Institute and 22 other hospitals around the country in an effort to streamline its vital skills across the world.
“We started in a small hospital in Colorado in 2001 and became really interested in why some people managed to thrive during cancer treatment while others really struggled,” says co-founder Tina Staley. “Over the past decade we discovered that there are skills people can be taught to build resiliency and thrive in the face of adversity.”
“As the program evolved, we realized that by utilizing an education model instead of a counseling model, a group model instead of a one-on-one model, and a distance-learning model instead of an in-person model, we could make the other half of care, affordable and accessible to virtually everyone,” said MacDermott.
Reimagine is a new kind of company that leverages technology to revolutionize the way we address the social and emotional challenges associated with any life struggle including serious illnesses such as cancer. Its clinically-demonstrated curriculum has been proven to improve the quality of life in cancer patients in two different studies. Reimagine recognized that, while the present healthcare system is excellent at treating the disease, it is ill-equipped at caring for the person. Reimagine is changing that by making “the other half of care” – care for the person – affordable and accessible to anyone with a computer, tablet or telephone. Reimagine has aligned with LiveSTRONG, Susan G. Komen, the Duke Cancer Institute and many other organizations to help anyone and everyone thrive in the face of adversity.
For more information please visit Reimagine.me.