Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about Zenegant Focus:
- Q: How does Zenegant Focus work?
A: Zenegant Focus works by using the ancient habit of practicing meditation through stones, the stoic concept of focusing on the present and principles of modern neuroplasticity.
- Q: What do I need to do during the practice session?
A: You need to focus on the image that is presented to you during the practice session and push yourself to find as many descriptive attributes of the image as possible, while dismissing distractive thoughts. Do not assume things, describe only what can be seen in the picture, by using one sentence for each attribute. E.g. “The object is red”. “There is a small shadow on the top left corner of the object”. Pronounce the full sentence in your mind and tap the description button (top button on the right side of the screen) once you finished each such sentence. Tap the disruption button (second button on the right side of the screen) for every disruptive thought that you acknowledge, then let the thought go and continue the exercise.
- Q: What is transient focus?
A: Transient focus is the ability to remain focused without any distracting thought. A good transient focus is measured in seconds and should be around 20 seconds, although this number is still debated by the scientific community.
- Q: I have a suggestion or a need. How can I contact you?
A: The fastest way to get to us is the Feedback button from the app. Remember that if you would like to get a response from us, you would need to provide your email address in the Feedback form. This will de-anonymize your user temporarily, but once our communication is concluded, we will delete your address from our servers and make you anonymous again.
- Q: How often should I practice?
A: The recommended practice time is once a day to improve focus and once in a couple of days to maintain it.
- Q: How long should a practice session take?
A: A good practice session takes more than 10 minutes and can reach up to 20 minutes. Of course, initially you will give up after 2-3 minutes.
- Q: I don’t feel any excitement during the practicing sessions and I don’t enjoy them. Make them more fun.
A: The practice sessions are not designed to be enjoyable or fun, at least not in the beginning. They are designed to put you in a tough situation where you have to fight your brain who wanders or fabricates reasons for you to stop the practice. As you become more advanced though, you will start to feel pleasure once you will start to feel the power to focus and the power to remain focused growing inside your mind. And you will feel pleasure as soon as you will start to use your newly developed mental path for focus in real life situations.
- Q: How can I check in a real life situation that my focus improved indeed?
A: It is very easy to check your new mental path in real life. You need to pick a situation where you can choose to do something different than what your instincts tell you to do. For some, such situation may be a noisy environment, or a an annoying person. You may have the instinct to engage in the situation (ask those around you to stop, or engage in a conflict with the annoying person). Override it with a wiser decision to ignore the source of your annoyance and focus on something else, like discussing with the partner, or focusing on another activity despite the annoyance. Recall the mental path that you practiced in the app:
– map the activity that you want to focus on to the description button in your mind
– map the annoyance stimuli to the distraction button in your mind.
If you practiced enough, you should feel the power of your focus skill and be able to enjoy the activity that you consciously chose to enjoy and ignore the stimuli that you chose to ignore. That’s your newly acquired power.
- Q: Can Zenegant Focus fight degenerative diseases like dementia or Alzheimer?
A: Zenegant Focus enforces the mental path of attention and attention is indeed affected by degenerative diseases. We have reasons to believe that improvement of attention should positively affect to some extent the quality of life of people affected by such situations, however at the time we do not have studies to confirm our theories. We do plan to study this in the future though and to publish the results.