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WOOP is the acronym for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan i.e. you think about your ultimate goal, the best possible outcome, the personal obstacle(s) that stand in the way, and the plan for getting around those roadblocks. Users choose a domain, either professional, health or interpersonal and a time frame (24 hours, 1 month or no time frame). You then think about a wish, then an outcome, imagine the outcome, identify your obstacle, imagine the obstacle and then draw up a "if-then" plan to overcome obstacles. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
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✔ Simple, easy to use
✘ Limited explanation of the technique
Privacy and security
Date of review: April 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Download size: 8.83 MB
Updated on: 22/02/2018
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Sailer P, Wieber F, Pröpster K, et al. A brief intervention to improve exercising in patients with schizophrenia: a controlled pilot study with mental contrasting and implementation intentions (MCII).(external link) BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 3;15:211.
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