Indie developer James Hollender today is pleased to announce Life Inventory iPad 2.0, an update to his Lifestyle app that guides users in creating their own Moral Inventory, which can provide greater self-understanding of their personality, strengths, and weaknesses. While requiring a significant investment of time, the Inventory allows users to analyze their reactions to: People, Institutions and Organizations; Principles, Ideals and Beliefs; Sources of Anxiety and Excitement; Fears; and Sex Relations. Originally designed for persons participating in 12-Step programs, it has since been discovered that a Moral Inventory can help anyone analyze their life to learn more about themselves than ever imagined possible ... and at only a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist.
The process of completing a Life Inventory does not directly address anyone's specific problems or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life. The Life Inventory iPad app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened. The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before, like:
- What did I want and Why did I want it?
- What lie did I tell myself? or What did I leave out or not say?
- Were my expectations reasonable?
- What was I not seeing? Did I fail to see the facts of the situation?
Life Inventory iPad guides the user through six different steps, each with its own tab, for making a Life Inventory in writing: Build Lists, Causes and Effects, My Part, Fears Analysis, Fear Questions, and Sex Relations. Throughout the process, users are encouraged to write out their Inventory, be completely honest about themselves, take advantage of encouragement and support, and pray each time they sit down to write their inventory.
The Inventory begins by making one simple list, which defines four fixed Categories in which to file away what are broadly categorized as Incidents: People, Institutions and Organizations; Principles, Ideals and Beliefs; and Sources of Anxiety and Excitement. Each of the four Categories will contain hierarchical sub-categories. From there, users will outline Entities and then individual Incidents.
Step-by-step, users complete the Causes and Effects of each Incident. Next, users determine the part they played in each Incident listed. It is not unusual to create hundreds of Incident forms, each devoted to a single incident. The app includes the ability to create and save all written lists and forms with password protection. Having completed all their Incident forms, users can refer to these forms to help list all their Fears. The app includes the following eight pre-defined fears, to which the user is free to add: other people's opinions, not getting what I want, not having control of the situation, financial insecurity, abandonment, physical harm, failure, and success.
"The process of completing a Life Inventory doesn't directly address anyone's specific problems or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life," stated indie developer James Hollender. "The Life Inventory iPad app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened."
Life Inventory iPad 2.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. A Lite version of the app provides a mock Moral Inventory from which the user can learn by example and experimentation.
via PR Mac