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  • SuperBetter Challenge

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  • Jarrod Robinson

    Administrator
    October 24, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I challenge you to download the following app on iPhone or Android & NOT feel ‘SuperBetter’. I’ve been using it over the past few weeks in research for a new webinar which will appear soon. It simply too good NOT to share on it’s own

    Watch the TED talk below

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    Get the app for iPhone here
    Get the app for Android here

    More about the app here

    Live Gamefully. Be Stronger. Proven results in just 10 minutes a day.

    SuperBetter increases resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles. Playing SuperBetter makes you more capable of getting through any tough situation—and more likely to achieve the goals that matter most to you.

    SuperBetter was created by Jane McGonigal, a world-renowned designer of games to improve real lives & solve real problems.

    ►► Why play SuperBetter?

    SuperBetter has helped nearly half a million people so far achieve personal growth and tackle real-life challenges. Here are reasons people around the world are using SuperBetter:

    – To adopt a new habit, develop a talent, learn or improve a skill, strengthen a relationship, make a physical or athletic breakthrough, complete a meaningful project, or pursue a lifelong dream.

    – To beat depression, overcome anxiety, cope with chronic illness or chronic pain, heal from physical injury, or recover from post-traumatic stress.

    – To overcome a life challenge like finding a new job, surviving divorce, dealing with a career or school setback, or grieving the loss of a loved one.

    – To help others: therapists recommend SuperBetter to their patients; university professors incorporate SuperBetter into their student’s coursework; and HR professionals design SuperBetter into their employee wellness incentive programs.

    ►► SuperBetter is Living Gamefully

    “At the heart of SUPERBETTER is a simple and potentially transformative idea: We can use the same psychological strengths we display when we play games to confront real-life challenges, whether it’s illness, injury, or just changing our habits for the better.”
    – Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

    Living gamefully means bringing the same psychological strengths you naturally display when you play games – such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination – to your real life. It means having the courage and openness to try out different strategies to discover what works best. It means collaborating with allies, and building up the resilience to tackle tougher and tougher challenges with greater and greater success.

    ►► The Science Behind SuperBetter

    Powered by the science of games, positive psychology and behavior change.

    SuperBetter is validated in two clinical studies:

    • A randomized controlled study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that playing SuperBetter for 30 days significantly reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, and increases optimism, social support, and player’s belief in their own ability to succeed and achieve their goals. They also found that SuperBetter users were significantly happier and more satisfied with their lives.

    • A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital found that using SuperBetter improves mood, decreases anxiety and suffering, and strengthens family relationships during rehabilitation and recovery.

    ►► Features

    • The SuperBetter app is an everyday coach for gameful living
    • Identify your Epic Win and create your Secret Identity
    • Recruit Allies to support your journey
    • Choose pre-loaded experiences (PowerPacks) or design your own adventures
    • Complete Quests, activate PowerUps and battle Bad Guys each day
    • Track your resilience scores – mental, emotional, social & physical

  • Dean

    Member
    November 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Downloaded and started. Love it. What’s the challenge now? 10 minutes per day for 30 days? Introduce this to my students? staff? friends and family?

  • Jarrod Robinson

    Administrator
    November 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    deanthorsell, post: 1449, member: 268 wrote:
    Downloaded and started. Love it. What’s the challenge now? 10 minutes per day for 30 days? Introduce this to my students? staff? friends and family?

    I challenge you all to use the app for 30 days and see what impact it has :)

  • Dean

    Member
    November 1, 2016 at 10:02 pm
    thepegeek, post: 1450, member: 1 wrote:
    I challenge you all to use the app for 30 days and see what impact it has :)

    Not completely sure on all of the features of the app yet but if we can we should get a group of us together and we can all continue to challenge one another kind of like how you would with a fitbit. There is a group code but I don’t know how that works.

  • ivan

    Member
    November 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Have downloaded the app and going to give this a shot for the 30 days. If a group being set up [USER=268]@deanthorsell[/USER] let me know?

  • Dean

    Member
    November 18, 2016 at 12:54 am

    No group set yet, I failed my first attempt at 30 days in a row. This post has inspired me to give it another go though. Also if you come up with some good power ups then let me know.

    So far I have created:

    10 minute workout, hug and kiss my significant other, powernap, talk with a family member, have a half plate of vegetables at dinner.

  • ivan

    Member
    November 18, 2016 at 9:19 am
    deanthorsell, post: 1494, member: 268 wrote:
    No group set yet, I failed my first attempt at 30 days in a row. This post has inspired me to give it another go though. Also if you come up with some good power ups then let me know.

    So far I have created:

    10 minute workout, hug and kiss my significant other, powernap, talk with a family member, have a half plate of vegetables at dinner.

    I’ve spent the first week just using the power ups that were pre installed in the app. I’ll use week 2 now as customising to my lifestyle (prob should have done first day!!) Ta-dah moments are satisfying i have to say. Persuaded a work colleague to do the same so will be interesting to see how she is getting on too!

  • Dean

    Member
    November 18, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    My bad guys are: Eating sweets, Driving to work rather than riding my bike, Watching TV or a Movie, Staying up late

    My Quests are: Do some Professional Development, Use the Professional Development, Plan something New and exciting, Read for 20 minutes.

    More Power-Ups: 10 minute mindfulness break

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