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What is CRATE?
A safe space.
A way to discover yourself in ways you could have never done alone.
But really, what is CRATE?
CRATE is an app-based, self-guided tool for understanding the intersection of who you are in this moment, influenced by everything flying around you, and who you are at the very core of your being. CRATE’s proprietary framework combines the latest in the areas of psychology, mindfulness, and neuroscience to deliver a unique way to understand yourself and unblock whatever might be blocking you. Simply put, it’s a fast-track to unlocking your own potential (or at the very least understanding what is holding you back).
Is this just another meditation app?
Nope, definitely not. We think there is a big difference between mind-FULL-ness and meditation, and there aren’t a lot of answers out there to help people find the former. CRATE helps you enter a meditative state by becoming mind-full, or fully aware of yourself, and by not emptying your mind. We think your inner world is worth exploring and understanding, and modern life makes it far too difficult to find the space or inclination to step inside (you know, the calls, to-do lists, money woes, relationship questions, the scrolling...they have a way of getting in the way).
Even better, with CRATE you can build a practice to do that by yourself, without a therapist or a need to read a huge stack of books to get started.
With time, you’ll become fully mindful and aware of yourself on an ongoing basis—and we promise, it feels like a magic wand for every aspect of your life.
How does it all work?
CRATE offers five main sections to explore and grow your understanding of yourself and your potential:
Connect - Start here every day. This practice takes less than 2 minutes—and is not only helpful at feeling good about yourself in the present moment but studies show that a long term practice in this can create greater wellbeing, better personal relationships, and even improve overall health.
Reflect - Spend time here to connect your physical body to what your mind is doing and saying. This section also lets you take things one step further to understand how past experiences and the narratives we bring to current experiences affect us.
Act - This is where you put insights into action. Inside Act, you will find content that comes in the form of short reading/listening and simple exercises—like multiple choice simple, we’ve got your back—designed specifically to increase things like your agency, resiliency, creativity, focus, and self-value among others.
Track - Find out your strengths and see how they change over time. You can grow a deeper understanding of the traits that serve you well, and set goals and reminders.
Evolve - Dive deeper into your unique personality and the way you relate to the world. Put pieces together to harness your energy and build your FutureMap.
If you are just getting started with CRATE, we recommend spending most of your time in Connect, Act, and Track. Try this loop:
Start with a daily practice to Connect to yourself and how you are feeling, then move into Track to see how your traits grow and evolve each time you add more information about yourself, and finish the loop by reading or listening to your recommended Act content and complete the practice section.
What else do I need to know about the app?
Inside CRATE is a proprietary framework for understanding what we like to call “humaning” or how to explain yourself to yourself. CRATE itself is an acronym for the five ways you can master the art of the conscious experience, building from how you experience the world externally to how you experience yourself internally.
Clarity, or this idea that you have the power to deconstruct the present moment
Reflection, creating your own ability to develop and integrate insights into your life
Agency, creating your own ownership over how and where you direct attention and intention
Trust, or how to align your path with you deeper purpose
Energy, at the heart of it all, on how to draw momentum and physical strength
The practices inside CRATE build long-term resilience so that events that may have thrown you for a loop a few months ago won’t reverberate nearly as loudly. Just like exercise for your physical body, or in the concept of leveling up, the more you do, and the more often you do it, the sturdier you’ll become.
Who is CRATE for?
Anyone can use CRATE. There are no prerequisites; you don’t already have to be a certain type of person to get started.
CRATE will be helpful for you if you are the type of person who likes to discover secrets about yourself, and you’ll find it especially fun if you are someone who is naturally curious about the world and how you fit into it. (And if you are that type of person, we want to be friends with you, too.
This is not for you if you’re in true distress. We’re not a replacement for a qualified psychologist and a psychiatrist. While we’d love to be one of your tools on your journey, we emphatically urge you to reach out to a true professional. If you are experiencing debiliitatiing thoughts or think you might be a danger to yourself, please visit
Mental Health First Aid or call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at: 1-800-273-8255.
Do I talk to a real person?
CRATE is not a therapist, but it might feel pretty close to therapy (in a good way). After checking-in via the CONNECT feature, CRATE recommends exercises specifically for you. The exercises range all the way from how to increase your curiosity and wonder (read: how to open your creative mind and move into a flow-state) to more brass-tacks exercises in how to reduce anxiety. We use the latest in psychology methodology combined with some pretty cool neuroscience based machine-learning, and you get to do it for yourself without ever speaking to someone.
When will I see results?
Like every true answer you don’t want to hear, it kind of depends on what you put into it. If you really invest in yourself (and we’re still talking 10 minutes or less a day), you’ll start to see the world differently in as little as a few days.
However, the essence of what you are doing is repaving or paving new neural pathways and networks in your brain. What you are doing inside CRATE is like learning a new language—you can memorize a few words almost immediately and start to connect some dots (and the confidence hit from that feels really good), but fluency takes a long time.
The good news is that once you are fluent, you’ll always have it, and CRATE will be a pleasure to return to, check-in with, and continue to learn from.
What does CRATE cost?
Right now, we’re invitation only. We’re in beta, and so we’re offering the product for free while we iron things out. Our beta customers will shape our product and pricing decisions and receive a signifficant discount off the first year subscription after we launch.