Good Blocks is a Psychological Training Game (PTG) designed to enhance your psychological well being. Good Blocks looks and feels like a game, yet practicing overtime improves your self-esteem, body image, social anxiety and mood. With Good Blocks you train while you play!
Higher self-esteem, better body image and lower social anxiety was found to be associated with the following benefits:
- Better mood
- Reduced stress
- Being more active
- Being more social
- Feeling better about yourself
- Coping better with stressful situations
Large parts of our 'self-talk' can be negative and therefore can affect our self-esteem in daily life. By training ourselves to identify positive as well as negative thoughts, hence accept or reject them, we can improve the way we deal with situations as well as give ourselves a powerful tool in understanding the way we think and act. Good Blocks offers the experience of a new and unexplored breed of games: Psychological Training Games (PTG).
For optimal use use Good Blocks between psychological therapy sessions with your 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.
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 an Associate Professor Guy Doron. Prof. Doron is a top psychologist with more than 45 peer reviewed publications. Prof. Doron works at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and is the Director of the Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Research Unit (ROCD-RU; http://rocd.net).