Is the mobile health training with the gratitude app
suitable for me?
The gratitude training is aimed at everyone who wants to pay more attention to the good aspects of life or who has a tendency to
- worry about the future.
- brood over the past and the unpleasant.
- stick with one’s attention to problems.
- be restricted in their quality of life and mental health by repetitive negative thinking.
What is the goal of training?
Gratitude exercises provide an opportunity to perceive and appreciate the positive in the world more intensely. Many studies show that regular practice with gratitude exercises leads to more emotional well-being. Besides perceiving good experiences, the positive effect of gratitude exercises further increases when we actually express our gratitude and share our grateful experiences with others.
Usually we do not have to focus on the negative things in everyday life consciously in order to perceive and get aware of the negative. This happens all by itself. This is how our brain works. However, it is different with the good things. Anyone who has not decided to pay attention to the good things in everyday life consciously has little chance of noticing them.
Naturally, problems determine our thinking and our feelings. In order to perceive the difficulties and the good things in a fair ratio, you need some practice so that the positive parts of everyday life determine your thinking and feeling. This is exactly where our gratitude app would like to start and support you.
Training with the gratitude app is about promoting fairness of one's own attention. Therefore, the Gratitude App helps you to perceive the (little) positive experiences more consciously, especially in daily life stress.
As a participant you will learn to:
- gain more control over your attention.
- be able to better perceive the (little) positive experiences, especially in everyday stress.
- experience and feel pleasant events more intensely by means of a gratitude journal and photos.
How the app works?
The Gratitude App is basically a digital and mobile gratitude journal - always at your fingertips. You can collect positive moments with photos or notes and thus train your attention towards the positive aspects of life. During the course of the day, the app can remind and support you in paying attention to good things. In the evening the app can guide you thru a review of the day to reflect on the collected moments of gratitude.
With the App you can also share positive moments of gratitude with other people. Sharing the moments of gratitude allows you to share positive experiences with others or to thank those who have contributed something good to your everyday life: "You made my day!"
The training is designed for 3 weeks during which you use the app regularly. This means that you use the app with the aim to collect at least one moment of gratitude per day and to do the review of the day at least 4 days a week. After the training phase you will find your own rhythm for using the app.
What costs will I have to pay?
As part of a scientific study, the Gratitude-App is offered free of charge.
This training does not cost you any money, but it does cost you some of your time. We think this time is well invested for your quality of life and health.
A little extra time is needed to answer online questionnaires that are needed to evaluate the training scientifically.