This Happiness :Simple and Quick app is based on the cognitive bias modification therapy (aka cbmt) which is proven to give people a lift from low moods,depression and anxiety, and in turn reducing significantly the occurance of panic attacks. Studies tend to show relatively quick and discernible improvement in mood and outlook when using the techniques employed here.
The app works by training people to "focus on the positive" (and equally important "not to focus on the negative") which in turn changes the cognitive process of your mind, leading you to be drawn to positive outcomes. Even the apparently innocuous selection of a happy face in a crowd of neutral/anxious faces will have a lasting and significant effect on the mind.
Three simple steps to improving happiness, positive outlook, and removing anxiety,- fire up the app and
1. In the training section of the app, select the one happy face from the sea of unhappy faces
2. Keep doing this until your time is up (it takes about a minute each time) and you will then be given a "score"
3. Check your progress at the progress page to see what progress you have made- and now check the calendar to see the "Seinfeld calendar" effect of tracking your usage.
Note (Feb 19th '14): check the built in "Seinfeld calendar" to see your past training days!
The core activity for you is to complete the app training daily. This can be done whenever you get a free minute – on a train or bus or at any quite moment during the day. After a while the app will tell you to move to a more advanced level (to keep you improving and to reinforce your previous learning [altering your cognitive bias]).
A BBC Horizon program reviewed the technique early in 2013 and can recommend that you take a look at that program and the following site as well for more information (we are not affiliated in any way with the following site or the program, the good work there is all theirs) http://www.rainybrainsunnybrain.com/bbc-horizon/
Check out our web site www.cbmt4you.com where you can leave feedback (we are delighted to hear from you) or tweet us @cbmt4you and where we have a list of cognitive biases for your reflection.
Thanks and enjoy.
Improved Seinfeld calendar