Good Blocks is a gamified training application designed to improve your self-esteem, body image, social anxiety and mood. Good Blocks trains your mind to quickly and automatically reject negative thinking and adopt more adaptive, flexible thinking. Improve your mood just by playing. You can start right now!
For optimal use play Good Blocks between psychological therapy sessions with your Clinical Psychologist. PLAYING GOOD BLOCKS DOES NOT REPLACE PROFESSIONAL HELP.
Good Blocks is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the psychological therapy with the strongest research support. Good Blocks allows you to change negative thinking styles almost without noticing. You learn to automatically detect, identify and react to your thoughts in a way that enhances mood and general functioning over time. It can help you change the way you think about yourself and the way you perceive the world.
Higher self-esteem, better body image and lower social anxiety was found to be associated with the following benefits
- better mood
- less stress
- being more active
- being more social
- feeling better about yourself
- coping better with stressful situation
Research links high self-esteem with many benefits. High self-esteem has been associated with psychological health and happiness, feeling good about oneself, more effective coping with challenges and negative feedback, and feeling valued and respected by other. Most people with high self-esteem appear to lead happy and productive lives. Conversely, substantial evidence shows a link between low self-esteem and depression, shyness, loneliness, and alienation
SCIENCE OF GOOD BLOCKS
Good Blocks is a scientifically-designed self-esteem enhancing game developed by Gur Ilany and Prof. Guy Doron, a top Clinical Psychologist with more than 50 peer reviewed publications. Prof. Doron is a a lecturer, researcher and clinician at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and the Director of the Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Research Unit (ROCD-RU; http://rocd.net).
- Performance improvements
- Improved game help
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I have used many apps to help me, this one surpasses them all! I look forward to playing and am so excited that it works. I am starting to actually reject some of these self-deprecating, intrusive thoughts. Really, really happy about this app!
Idea good but going in wrong direction
While the concept is a good, I wish it had a customize feature. My concept of good is up and what is bad is down. Where you should throw the trash (down) is a big "habit" to overcome. Wish the app came with a choice of how a person perceives good vs bad. It's a physical action to reinforce thought process. Don't make use relearn everything. Will stop using because of it.
My “blocks” contain no text, making the entire game unplayable! They’re just thin, empty rectangles. I have tried reinstalling the app, but again I have the same issue. This app is unplayable and totally useless to me in this state. I will consider adjusting my score once this bug is no longer occurring.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.