(PRESS RELEASE) ENSCHEDE, 14-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Twente, a Enschede, NL based public technical university, has announced the launch of a new app that helps people train in positivity during challenging times. The Training in Positivity app, TIP for short, will encourage users to spend three weeks training mental skills that build their resilience and hope. The app, which can be downloaded via the TIP website if you will participate in the research, consists of videos, tried and tested exercises, questionnaires and motivational texts and quotes. Professor Bohlmeijer, the initiator of the project explains, ‘The University of Twente will use this app to begin a study into the effects on the well-being of people who could do with some extra support to brighten their outlook.’
Recent studies have shown that large numbers of people are suffering from mental fatigue. This could be a result of the coronavirus crisis but also other setbacks. These studies reveal the need for simple, low-level interventions that can help people stay mentally resilient in the face of challenging times. An effective strategy is to work with a positive and friendly attitude towards goals that energise you and connect with your strengths. This has motivated the University of Twente to develop its free Training in Positivity app (TIP).