Cognitive Bias Modification allows individuals to improve their unconscious decision making processes. The CBM Helper tool has been designed to give people the opportunity to apply this methodology in an easy to use way.
Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) helps patients to make better choices at an unconscious level by increasing their ability to automatically identify a more positive outcome. By continual practice over time the patient becomes more predisposed to finding the good things in life rather than searching out negativity.
Just as when we buy a new car and subsequently see everyone driving them, a persons brain is wired to look for a particular set of stimuli. For example, people who are highly negative and suffering from stress are often looking for the worst case scenario or 'catastrophizing'; these individuals are constantly watching for, and processing possible instigators of disaster.
CBM works by having the patient consciously look for the positives, to find the silver lining in the clouds, in a controlled manner. Over time this help realign the unconscious processes along more positive and productive lines, and eventually will allow the patient to automatically evaluate situations with greater balance.
Our CBM Helper product is available on both iPhone and iPad devices and allows clients to easily practice identifying positive interpretations. The basic application covers identifying positive facial expressions from a crowd of neutral or negative faces, this allows the patient to begin the simple reprocessing of human interaction.
The application can help people with Social Anxiety, mild depression and generalised stress. It is also useful for individuals who have difficulty with reading emotional responses in others such as those with Autistic Spectrum disorders.