Before we can work on making the world a better place, we all must work to make ourselves the best people we can be. This means teaching ourselves to become and remain confident, motivated thinkers who believe in positive change for the greater good. With LotBraining Mental Training for Personal Development by LotBraining GmbH, users will use the mental training techniques developed by over a decade of coaching and training experience within NASA’s space exploration program.
Users will begin with a screen featuring a spinning wheel with seven colored triangles that indicate the different training areas: motivation, success, joy, relaxation, health, confidence and courage. The tool icon in the bottom left corner allows users to set reminders or adjust settings. The ‘i’ in the bottom right corner provides users with a basic overview of the application, the method and its background.
The wheel allows users to either choose a specific area or to spin and land on one of the seven areas randomly. Designed to help streamline one’s mental processes, these strategic areas help users focus and develop as individuals, providing mental support while mastering life’s most important situations.
Tap the arrow at the top to reveal the area’s menu, allowing you to either pick Test or Training. Training features an explanation of the category’s importance and a menu of its own. Start Training, Training Guide and Settings are self-explanatory, while My Positive Thoughts provides users with a notepad to jot down any ideas that may have been running through their mind while training. Test leads users to a quiz that gets them thinking about how they truly feel about certain situations. Users can take the quizzes as many times as they wish to see how their training has progressed, for your answers will result in a percentage score labeled on the wheel.
While LotBraining offers so much, and the principals have proven to be quite successful for NASA, I do believe that such techniques and their success can only be judged on an individual basis and that one must be committed to change before such actions can succeed. The reminders are designed to help you maintain your training plan, while the pulsating symbols used during training are meant to help users concentrate on only positive thoughts. LotBraining seems like a handy aid, though you will have to put forth a great deal of effort, so be sure you’re prepared for the challenge of change.
LotBraining iPhone app [ iTunes Link ] requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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