Healthy Mind Habits

My friend, Gina Pera, just told me about this game. She’d heard about it on NPR. It’s called Mind Habits Self Esteem Booster. The following is an explanation from the website of what it’s all about:

Psychological research has shown that daily stress and feelings of insecurity are in large part due to the anxiety of wanting to be liked, accepted and respected by one’s peers and significant others.

Fear of rejection can make us overlook positive signals from others and only see signs of disapproval. This inclination, or MindHabit, to zero in on the negative, heightens our feelings of insecurity and anxiety – making daily interactions increasingly and more frequently stressful. MindHabits Booster teaches individuals to ignore hostile information by finding the friendly face in a crowd of frowning people. The game allows players to practice downplaying rejection in and non-threatening environment. This software demonstrates the game, for entertainment and educational purposes.

Although the research conducted on this topic thus far is promising, we can make absolutely no claims about the effectiveness of these games for helping any particular individual deal with any particular issue or problem. For treatment of psychological problems, please consult a qualified mental health professional.

To read some of the published research, click here.

There is a free online version of the game available here.

If you want to buy and download the fully featured version for $20, you can get that here.

I’m looking forward to playing more of it. Hope my scores improve! Hope you enjoy it too. Let me know if it makes a difference for you.

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  1. Remember you can try to avoid foods and personal care products that can cause ADHD symptoms. It can provide a really healthy boost. If you’ve got some favorite foods that set you off, and most people with ADHD or ADD do, just save them up for controlled situations, like you would if you were having a drink. Don’t eat apples before a meeting, for instance. Just like with cocaine, lots of ADHD people feel like they are performing better while “high” but really aren’t. When you avoid trigger foods and chemicals (even some perfumes), you can effectively channel that amazing creativity and speed that is yours without the triggers.

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