The Moment Company is proud to present: ‘The Moment Pebble,’ – a palm-sized, wirelessly-charged, natural stone device, – that enables you to achieve 30 second doses of mindfulness – anytime, anywhere.
The Moment Company are the creators of innovative, mental well-being solutions for those who are suffering with stress and anxiety. ‘The Moment Pebble,’ is a quickfire companion for your mental well-being, – that guides you through short mindfulness exercises that help you to de-stress, re-energise, and get back to a calm, collected place.
The wellness industry is gaining momentum at the moment, especially during the pandemic, and ‘The Moment Pebble’ is part of a larger shift towards mindfulness and meditation products permeating the market, as consumers seek out new, and healthy ways to manage their stress levels in a holistic manner.
Country-wide lock-downs has accelerated this shift, – with consumers wanting to take a break from technology, and ‘check out’ for a few moments, to re-connect with themselves.
The Moment Company and its’ Pebble product has already been listed by Google as a global Googler-recommended well-being and mindfulness product, as well as being recommended under the gPause program, – Google’s internal global community that promotes the benefits of mindfulness and meditation within the workplace.
The Pebble’s light sequence follows Cardiac Coherence Breathing, – a proven breathing pattern that brings the nervous system into balance by stimulating the vagus nerve. The sequence is simple: breathe in for 5 seconds and out for 5 seconds, on a 4 breath cycle.
This simple technique activates the parasympathetic nervous system, resetting many of the negative impacts of stress. This includes calming your heart rate, reducing your blood pressure, boosting your digestive health, and improving your sleep quality.
The idea for the Pebble device came from the personal experiences of three Co-Founders, Fiona McKinnon, Alex Strang and Charlie Cadbury. Their own experiences of stress, and the negative mental and physical symptoms brought the team together, and set them on a mission to develop a product that would help people stop, and take a Moment, to cut stress out of their lives.
A Co-Founder of ‘The Moment Pebble,’ Charlie Cadbury said:
“I came up with the idea for Moment Pebble whilst listening to a Headspace session on focus. I immediately teamed up with an old friend, Alex Strang, and put plans into action to making it a reality. My personal experience of mindfulness, an MBSR course and talking to others led me to understand how easy it was to fall out of a regular practice.”
He also said: “I also wanted to create something that was not linked to technology, as I believe that the mobile phone is the problem, not the solution to finding some space for yourself.”
And: “Our research showed that people were looking for the simplest way to recreate this serenity in their busy lives and were looking for a ‘guide’ away from a screen as it seemed the wrong place to anchor this kind of stress relief. So after three years meticulous research and development we created this totally unique approach to restoring calm at any age.”
After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2019, the backers were the first to receive their Moment Pebbles with positive reviews pouring in. A total of £59,000 was raised in thirty days, exceeding expectations (their original goal was £35K), and pledges came from 1,100 backers from every corner of the world, which created a total of 350 pre-order sales.
The Pebble is supported by a mindful community and mental health experts, Dr. Gini Harrison, a senior lecturer in Psychology at The Open University, who specialises in harnessing technology to promote mental well-being and health.
She said: “It’s a tangible thing in the real world, that isn’t connected to technology – which can so often be a driver for our stress and anxieties. Taking short moments can increase our capacity for mindfulness. By regularly practising these micro-moments, you will become more aware and calmer.”
Dr Emilios Lemoniatis, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist + Digital Innovation Lead, at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (and The Moment Company’s Chief Medical Advisor), added: “Finally – a well-being product that beautifully melds the digital age with the natural felt environment we have been evolving for millennia.”
The Pebble’s design and function is deliberately soothing, easy to use and intuitive, as CEO Fiona McKinnon explained:
“Mindfulness and breathing are well-being techniques that are centuries old. We all know how to do them, we have just forgotten as our lives get busier. The fact that Moments are quick and easy to do, means that anyone from young children, to those with learning difficulties, through to the elderly are all able to feel the benefits of holding the Pebble.”
The Moment Pebble + charging stone is made with natural stone. Each Pebble is individually marbled and hand-polished to give a smooth tactile finish.
The device comes with short guided meditations and ideas to enhance the practise, such as smiling when you breathe, adding movement and music into your Moments and also an NLP (neuro linguistic programming) meditation to help anchor positive feelings into the Pebble.
Being portable, it has an average of 3 weeks before needing to be recharged, containing a small inner pebble casing that houses the electronic components. Its’ packaging and the booklet is made from recyclable card and paper, and it comes with a USB-C charging cable.
Find out more here: www.momentcompany.co