Neurogym has got a program called Winning the Game of Fear (WTGOF), which piqued my interest because I tend to stay in the comfortable zone and not want to take risks.
I think that’s been made worse with the pandemic situation right now in where I live. Not gonna lie, it’s been a bit crazy lately
But, I'm not gonna lament around here. More on that later. This is, after all, my review of program.
Did the Neurogym program help me with my fears? Will you be able to conquer your fears after?
Well, read more to find out!
Overcoming your fear: a scientific perspective
According to John Assaraf, the founder of Neurogym and author of this program, fear is often caused by reactions in our brains.
Before you say “Well yeah, Captain Obvious”, that type of reactions is similar to programming that remains unchanged, never updated.
Our fears are within our brains for a long time if we don’t do anything about it. Some have existed since we were kids.
John Assaraf frequently mentions about the scientific/biological part of fear reaction in our brain.
Sometimes he also shows how parts in our brains gets overloaded when we’re feeling afraid. I don’t exactly remember, but it’s got to do with amygdala.
Amygdala is a brain region that deals with fear. In extreme cases, it's responsible for some fear disorders in humans like PTSD and schizophrenia.
If you’d like, here’s a link to paper about fear and the brain.
It's quite old (from 2004) and there’s a comparison to fear reactions in animals, but you can get the gist of the biological part of this.
Later research gives you a bit more insight, and this one’s complete with brain scans.
What I and Neurogym are trying to say is that, fear is basically all about chemical reactions within our skulls.
Human evolution with fear
For forever, humans have always favored survival and our species have evolved in ways to ensure survival.
In modern days, this can mean a lot of things, including avoiding things that make us uncomfortable, aka anything that we perceive as threats.
This may be vital if we still live inside caves, gathering and hunting, or maybe in times of war.
But most of us are no longer in this situation.
As a result, our fears can prevent us from getting what we want in life. That's why overcoming your fears is important.
Per Neurogym, we can keep our fears at bay by repetition. That is, we keep repeating patterns that replace our old fearful programming.
It's not wise to replace fear with another fear or other emotional responses that may get out of hand.
So, we need guided repetition to interrupt the old thought patterns and eventually conquer your fears.
That is why Winning the Game of Fear is here for you.
What's all about this Neurogym program?
In short, WTGOF from Neurogym gives us a month-long course so that we’ll be able to overcome our fears and get what we want in life.
From the beginning, John says that you can do this program at your own pace and you don’t need to be a perfectionist completionist here.
What matters is that you can conquer your fears in the end, no matter how long it takes.
There are audio recordings, video recording, and PDFs that you can download and print out so that you can scribble and write on the handouts.
The audio recordings are also downloadable, so it’s plenty accessible to people who may not be able to access the internet all the time.
And also, we can listen to the recordings while we’re doing light activities. Overcoming your fears in this program doesn’t need to be hard.
Free brainathon webinar on this topic
Before starting this Neurogym program, I suggest you watch the free webinar first.
That way, you’re going to get the gist of what you’ll be dealing with when you’re trying out the program—length, effectiveness, etc.
It's not just that actually, you’ll also learn a little bit about fear and that you can definitely overcome your fears.
Accessing the free webinar is really easy as well, just go to Winning the Game of Fear page, click register my spot, fill in the form, wait, and watch.
And once you’ve done that, then you can go on to the program itself
Innercise is a program that John Assaraf developed in Neurogym.
Basically, it aims to go into your subconscious, changing your existing neural networks with the new ones that’ll help you overcoming your fear.
According to Winning the Game of Fear, it takes three months to a year of daily repetition to change your subconscious and current habits.
In short, Innercise equals repetition, and per this program, repetition leads to automatic response from our brain without much conscious effort.
In each Innercise, there can be some quiet moments in the middle so that we can be in our thoughts or maybe meditate—whichever you feel better to conquer your fears.
Our fears can be so deep-rooted and so entrenched that we now don’t even realize having them. Innercise wants you to dig those up and overcome them.
Winning the game of fear in a month
Per week, you’re going to get one audio recording (the Innercise), one handout, and one video recording.
Ideally (but this is not mandatory), you're going to listen to the brainathon audio once per day and the video twice per week. Though you can repeat them all to your liking.
Once you’ve done all 7 days of level/week 1 of this Neurogym program, you can unlock the next one.
If you’re listening online, the Winning the Game of Fear tracker’s going to do the tracking for you, if not, you’re doing it manually.
Before your first level/week, you’ll get an introductory session called the Foundation Level to further prepare you through the whole thing.
Neurogym also provides you with full program playbook and audio transcripts to ensure that overcoming your fear becomes easier.
There’s also an additional video about how Innercising helps strengthen your neural patterns so you can finally transform your life.
The key in Winning the Game of Fear is repetition, as I stated above.
Almost all guides in this program involves repeating what we’ve learned so that it can become automatic.
And once you can automatically keep your fears in check, it means that you’ve successfully learned how to conquer your fears.
Bonus contents to help conquer your fears
There are 4 live sessions from Winning the Game of Fear where John answers questions and helps people who tuned in.
Each live session takes about 45 minutes to one hour and you get to learn from other people’s experience regarding fear.
I remember one participant sharing his fear about his divorce, which made me a bit sad, but John Assaraf guided him to be fearful less.
Once you’ve finished all 4 levels and 31 days of this Neurogym program, you’ll get Innercises Bonus Level as well as Bonus Contents.
The bonus contents are talks/presentations from John himself and his colleagues. All with a purpose to help you conquer your fears.
Two interesting topics that I could find are “Post-Traumatic Growth with Dr. Joan Rosenberg” and “Avoid Burnout & Beat Stress Addiction with Heidi Hanna”
You can’t unlock the bonus contents if you haven’t finished the brainathon, but you can watch John’s session in this bonus content.
What to do when you’ve finished this Neurogym course and have done all the bonuses?
In one of the live calls, John says that we can repeat this all over again. Besides, overcoming your fears doesn’t happen overnight.
The things you may need in Winning the Game of Fear
You're going to need headphones, earphones, air pods, what have you.
Just make sure you get a good pair of them because the speaking audio can be lower sometimes, and live calls were better when I used them.
Get a dedicated journaling book (or print all the playbook if you like). Don't be like me who wrote my journals on whatever paper I could find.
It became harder to track my progress. So don’t do what I did.
Other than that, make sure that you have good internet connection. That is, if you’re doing the program fully online.
Otherwise, just download the ones you need and track your progress by the end of the seventh day.
Getting to know John Assaraf
I thought I'd seen this person before, and I realized that John Assaraf was in the video version of “The Secret” which I saw years ago.
So at least by this point I realized that this program won’t be a total bull crap because John is a public figure.
Yeah, this Neurogym founder/CEO is pretty well known in the self-improvement field/world.
He's got a YouTube channel and he’s doing pretty well there. He's got over 100k subs and he’s actively posting, which is good if you wanna access free knowledge there.
It's always nice to know more about the author personally, albeit through social media. But yeah, he’s not hard to find.
In his website, you find little to none information about him.
Well, maybe he thinks that it’s not relevant to his programs or products. But if you do want to know a bit about the Neurogym founder, you’ll find it here.
Have other people tried John’s Winning the Game of Fear?
When I say other people, I mean people who don’t write reviews and testimonials in the Neurogym website.
If you’re looking for online blog reviews, I can tell you that not many people have really tried it.
Most simply state the obvious or manipulate words so that it seems like they’ve tried it but they actually haven’t.
But I managed to get one that sounds honest. This is what Aurorasa Sima from aurorasa-coaching.com thinks of this Neurogym program.
Yeah. Unfortunately, I could only find one good review of Winning the Game of Fear.
And interestingly, there are more reviews on John’s other programs or the whole Neurogym as opposed to this single course.
My Neurogym Experience (Week 1 to 4)
Before I begin, let me explain a bit.
I'd done similar courses (not from Neurogym) before that involves meditation and making myself at a relaxed state.
Now, I'm not saying I excelled at this program. There are new things I found out during Winning the Game of Fear.
It's just that I have a bit of a head start already.
Another thing is that over the course of the brainathon sessions, I was in two different situations.
First was before another hit of fatal covid outbreak in my country which led to another phase of self-quarantines. Second was during it
My perspective quite changed, which also affected how I saw (and also my behavior towards) this program. But more on that later.
I just hope that my experience could help you conquer your fears, if you’re in similar situation
Overcoming your fear: the free webinar
I'm just gonna be straight with you. I didn’t really like the free webinar. Don't get me wrong, I liked the topic and his stories.
Stories from John Assaraf in this webinar were relatable. Unlike other meditative courses I've taken, his background stories are ‘real’.
What I mean is that he’s not trying to sugarcoat it.
For instance, there's the story of him sending a picture of him holding his best-selling book to his teacher that once mocked him (and made him have fear of embarrassment).
It may sound spiteful, but I do think that made me relate to him a bit more.
However, John was reading too many comments from people who’d just tuned in
I understand that he was trying to be engaging, but it broke the pace of his webinar.
Moreover, I'm not a fan of his presentation templates and his way of presenting—it was like my old-fashioned university lecturer’s
I mean, some if not most TED talks also use presentation slides, but I can still enjoy them.
Probably online webinar vs recorded offline seminar makes a plenty of difference, though. That's why I didn’t really enjoy John’s.
Impressions from week 1
So in Winning the Game of Fear week/level 1, I was in a rather relaxed state. I was in my house with my baby cats, ate my sis' homecooked food, you know how it goes.
I started from the foundation level (the introductory part) and watched the other extra short videos.
The next day, I started the program. I was pretty excited. The program structure, John’s personality, many things were new to me.
Let's just say I'd set my standards too high and I was a tad disappointed
I mean on the positive side, thanks to this level, I finally realized that I have both fear of failure and success.
In short, I don’t wanna fail because of my pride, and I'm afraid of success due to risk of exploitation and manipulation.
But, what I didn’t really like is the the long mantra and news intro music type of thing near the end of the Innercise.
To my understanding, it’s supposed to be uplifting so that we can be more positive after each audio session. I thought it was distracting.
Plus, John’s voice became smaller because of the news intro music.
During the live call, John Assaraf said that we are creatures of habit, discipline, and comfort zone.
To interrupt negative patterns, he wants us to do things we don’t wanna do for 1 to 3 minutes.
To help overcoming your fears, forming new, positive habit is more important than the intensity at first.
He also says that whenever we worry about short-term thing, just breathe slowly first and stretch or yawn.
Relax first, then ask yourself why you think that way, and then reframe the negativity into something positive.
Neurogym week 2
It was mid-week that I started to feel rather anxious and restless
My mother and sister got the coronavirus, I couldn’t go home, I was worried about my baby cats and my family’s health among other things.
That made worse by my fiancé's fear of this virus.
Which was understandable. His brother got it, was in the ICU for weeks.
But his anxiety rubbed off on me. And trying to get vaccinated isn't that easy here.
To make things even worse, the confinement this time didn't make me feel good at all.
Those affected my daily mood, and eventually my fears. And somehow, I lost almost all of my confidence.
My fear of failure and disappointment then came back, and I couldn't write or do my job properly
Whenever I tried to work, my fears were bigger and I kept going back and forth. I kept thinking my work is bad.
Now, I'd tried to make myself feel better during the self-quarantine.
I changed my routines, I exercised twice per day, I cooked and ate whole foods, but it didn't really change me.
If covid-19 didn't exist, I could go out, take walks, meet my friends face to face, freshen up my mind, make myself feel better.
But because of the pandemic, I have to stay where I live. Even if I need to go somewhere, there's a lingering fear of the virus.
Finding new places inside where you live or trying to meditate and focus on good feelings can only do so much.
When your mindset is set on the not-so-good side and what you can do is limited, it won't be easy to conquer your fears.
And, Winning the Game of Fear doesn’t tackle this–fears and negative thoughts because of the pandemic
The first few days, though…
However, on the first few days of level 2, I didn’t have this fear. I really liked the Neurogym video this week. I felt really good*
When you have a rather big fear, imagine it like a rock, then jump over it or go around it. Oh, don’t forget to breathe slowly.
If you can’t conquer your fears by imagining them as rocks, you may do what I did.
I imagined my fear like a steep ravine/cliff that I have to climb.
And once I imagined myself conquering it, my pride/confidence was bigger while my fear got smaller.
I felt even better when I imagined myself bungee jumping or parachuting to the other side.
Like I felt I'd conquered my fears and made them quite insignificant.*
I'm saying this because I thought maybe my way can help you overcoming your fear.
As for audio part, it was okay. Well, the news intro music’s still there for one. For five minutes.
What I didn’t like is writing down and say some long mantra. I mean, if I want to memorize it, I can take a look at the playbook.
The mantra is too long, though IMO. I get the repetition purpose, but to me, it became like a chore instead.
As for the QNA session, I felt like John Assaraf implements a lot of pep talks and analogies here.
So I feel he’s more like a sports coach in this live call
In the Neurogym video recording level 3, John Assaraf says that fear can be a habit. When it’s left unchecked, it’ll become automatic.
To fight that, make another habit against your fear. Make it small and repeatable so your brain won’t think of it as an effort.
When it becomes new tiny habits, you may start overcoming your fears. At least that’s what I get from this video.
Although, the back of my mind keeps saying: what if it’s new fear of the pandemic or new fear of people? Ah well.
Honestly, I found myself saying “Thank God” when I didn’t hear that news intro music at the end of 3rd level Neurogym Innercise
But, my thankfulness was cut short when I noticed that the uplifting music was 6 minutes long.
Out of 26:08 long audio, John stops talking by 19:38. I don’t wanna sound mean, but it felt lazy. There may be a reason for that, though, I dunno.
Since I didn’t find the music invigorating, I always stopped shortly after John stops talking.
There was nothing of significance in the QNA session this week other than I found John to be a great motivator. And he’s a lot better doing that.
For example, here (and in the Innercise) he says that it’s much better to fail trying than not trying at all to achieve our goals.
When I heard that the first time, I was like “Damn, you’re right”. And that really motivated me*
But in the audio recording that’s supposed to help us relax and be mindful, I don’t think he’s in the right place.
And we have to listen to the same thing for 7 days. I mean… it became not as interesting anymore for me.
Though I have to say
My low confidence and fear of disappointment improved a bit by this week
I mean, I didn't feel that great, but I could feel that I was improving.*
Long story short, I was finally on fire doing all the new types of project I'd been neglecting because of the fears.
So, even though this Neurogym program still didn't do too much to get rid of my fears of the pandemic, it managed to improve myself a bit.
If we share the same condition, then I can say that Winning the Game of Fear is not all for naught. Even though it may feel that way at first.
Level 4(ish) doing the Winning the Game of Fear
In level 4, the Neurogym video featured another speaker, and it’s a recorded live call slash webinar. I didn’t mind the topic at all.
It talks about CRAP—Conflicts, Resistance, Anxiety, other Problems). Nice naming, I must say.
Basically, we need to practice mindfulness in order to conquer your fears. So you have to be aware and know our thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
After, in a relaxed state, point out what’s in your CRAP, and as you take deep breaths, imagine letting that negative stuff go.
It can be as simple as blowing it away like we’re blowing a dandelion. If you happen to have a dandelion with you, imagine that it’s your fears.
Then, reassure yourself using confidence you have. If you don’t, imagine it. That way, you can replace your CRAP, winning the game of fear.
While I like the topic, I must say that I didn’t like the presentation template and how this sounds like an online university lecture
I was more interested in doing other things like practicing my drawing—just like university times.
FYI, I wrote level 4(ish) because I didn’t finish the Innercise—I stopped on day 3.
My opinion about this is basically the same with mine on previous Innercise audio recordings.
In fact, it was like a hypnosis audio–two separate sounds playing in our left and right ears, but with mantras that John said in previous recordings.
In the QNA, which was rarely related to fear, John Assaraf shared something interesting: GOPA (Generalize, Organize, Prioritize, Actionalize).
You can use this method whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed by your busy life.
So first you pour everything to a journal/diary, organize into sections, prioritize the sections, and take actions to most important things.
So have I succeeded from doing this Neurogym program?
It's actually a bit of yes and a bit of no. I wish I could say “heck yes!”, but there are some things that go into my consideration.
I did manage to ‘face my fear’ and do something about it. Now I know what to every time I’m afraid of something, minor or major.
And, I also managed to let go some of my fear of failure (yes I still need to work on this, but this is an improvement).
So in the practicality side of winning the game fear, I think I succeeded even though it's a little bit.*
But there are some things that I'm not entirely sure of. I mean, I still have lingering negativity about the pandemic and it’s not about to go away soon.
To be honest, I still dislike and avoid some uncertainty when it comes to the impacts of covid. In fairness, it's become a bit unpredictable here
Therefore, in that sense, I didn’t successfully defeat my fear.
Other than the stuff I’ve just mentioned, there are things that may contribute to my success, like the things I like and don’t about this Neurogym program.
There are my own limitations, of course. I'm not trying to dismiss this brainathon entirely. But more on that later.
Things that I found very useful to conquer your fears
- John Assaraf is a good host/speaker and a rather great motivator
He’s got stories to share, he’s not afraid to talk ‘bad’ (he cusses), which makes him relatable, he’s got this positive vibe, and he’s always willing to help.
Therefore, you can use his video recordings and/or Innercise sessions as something to give you an extra boost of motivation during the day.
- I like that Neurogym talks a bit about human biology surrounding fear.
We get better understanding about what’s really going on within our brains when we fear something.
The scientific terms and explanations may not seem important, but I think they give us more insight. And we can look for literature that talks about it.
- Winning the Game of Fear is very accessible, with its downloadable pdfs (some are transcripts) and Innercise recordings
That way we don’t have to go online every single time, which I really appreciate.
- Also, I like the fact that overcoming your fear in this program uses a rather hands-on approach rather than all meditation and imagination.
Some other programs want us to imagine ourselves getting through many problems in a relaxed state.
But, you’re gonna conquer your fears with practicality here.
In one of the live calls, John tells a participant to interrupt fearful/negative thoughts in any way possible, including babbling loudly.
So it’s not always about relaxing first and do something about your fears. Overcoming your fear can be technical in this brainathon.*
- This Neurogym program is rather flexible. Here’s a quote from the program playbook,
“If you are already doing your own visualization sessions, please continue with them. If you’re currently using affirmations or meditation, you may continue to do them if you desire.”
Overcoming your fear may be harder because of these points
- One thing I noticed about Winning the Game of Fear is that this program is not that relevant to present day. I didn’t see a material/topic update.
What I mean is that John Assaraf doesn’t talk about fear of the pandemic. And I'm pretty sure a lot of people now have it.
- I'm not a fan of the presentation/lecture type of this program that’s very much apparent in the level 4 video recording
Now, totally I get that the presenter/host is not someone adept in modern types of presentation.
But I'm pretty sure the Neurogym team could’ve commissioned a better one. I mean, for a rather expensive class, I think it doesn’t meet my standard.
- Probably you can tell, but the Innercise repetition is not something I like.
I understand that the purpose is to create a routine for our brain so that it becomes automatic. But to me, it became redundant and even monotonous.
- John Assaraf is, to me, not a good meditation guide. The Innercise is supposed to be like a meditative session to help us conquer your fears, right?
Though more often than not, I feel like I'm listening to a motivational speech/talk. Just with a meditation-ish white noise background.
The white noise BG is not all the way either, at the end of each Neurogym brainathon here, there’ll be uplifting music… which I'm not a fan of.
- This Neurogym program is not cheap.
While there’s a lot of bonus contents with interesting topics, I still think Winning the Game of Fear is pretty expensive
And out there, there are lots of cheaper/more affordable programs/courses that give you similar results with updated systems/topics.
As I was listening to the program, I started to feel anxious. How can I release this feeling?
It’s normal to feel anxiety when you retrain your brain to be more positive and confident.
First, ask yourself what exactly are you feeling anxious about? There’s always an area in your brain that worries about vague things, but the moment you identify what you are actually anxious about, you can begin to write down strategies to solve the problem.
If the anxiety feels vague—a normal response when you are unconsciously letting go of old habits and building new ones—try this technique: in very slow motion, begin to stroke your palms and arms with your fingertips.
If this feels comfortable and pleasurable, try massaging other parts of your body. The pleasurable sensations release dopamine, and the dopamine turns off the worry centers in your brain.
I’ve done one of the NeuroGym programs for a few weeks and I still don’t see positive change. What am I doing wrong?
We all have an unconscious tendency to “rush” toward change and transformation.
It’s easy to imagine being instantly happy, productive and rich, but it takes many weeks and months to build strong new neural circuits of desire and motivation. But once you’re motivated, you have to take action.
Here’s a simple way to begin: identify a small goal that you know you can achieve in the next week and then write down three things you will do to reach that goal.
If you stay focused on the pleasure of achieving that goal, and the reward you will receive, that will stimulate the motivation centers of your brain to take action and will make the “hard” work feel easy.
How do I permanently get rid of my negative thoughts—my worries, fears, and doubts that I would succeed?
You can’t, nor should you! Part of your brain (your right prefrontal cortex) is designed to worry and imagine negative scenarios.
It’s a creative process and a survival mechanism, and it protects you from making naïve or dangerous decisions.
Also, many negative thoughts and feelings are memories from the past, and they are encoded into specific neural circuits.
They’re always there, but when you train your mind to remain optimistic, these circuits barely get stimulated, and when they do, you’ll observe them and heed their advice if there’s a real threat.
Otherwise, you’ll ignore them.
The successful person observes both the positive and negative voices (it’s neural process called inner speech) and then evaluates the best action to take.
Learn to be aware of both and then choose to focus on the positive and what you desire and want.
How much is this Neurogym program?
For a month-long program with many bonus contents and pretty great accessibility, Winning the Game of Fear costs $397.
According to Neurogym, the whole program actually costs $3179, but you’ll only need to invest the amount of money I mentioned earlier.
You can purchase the program in three-month payments, but it’s gonna be more expensive ($177/month, totaling $531). Single payment is your best value.
That said, you should know that there is a money-back guarantee. So don’t be afraid of the price! This is probably a good step towards overcoming your fear.
It never hurts to try something new so that you can conquer your fears someday.
Well, you can start by trying out this risk-free course from Neurogym.
If within 30 days you feel like this program’s not for you, just contact them and ask for a refund.
Here's what the Winning the Game of Fear team wants to say about this matter.
“We also want to eliminate any stress or hesitation you may feel by taking all the risk for you. Your risk is ZERO. You will get an entire 30 days to experience this life-altering system. If for any reason you’re not satisfied, just let us know.”
There is a subscription plan that costs less annually in Neurogym, but it’s more of a year-long course that covers various topics.
It's not as focused and concentrated as the single brainathon program, which may be your best choice if your main goal is to conquer your fears.
As for winning the game of fear only, the price what I wrote above.
All in all, John's program to help overcoming your fear is…
Not the perfect solution for me.* In a way that I have mixed feelings about it. Truly.
There are things that I like, of course, but there are also others that I'm not a fan of.
Although, this is coming from me and my own experience.
Winning the Game of Fear can be the perfect solution for you, because some other people certainly feel a lot better after this program.*
It's just that for me… not so much.
Now, before you get discouraged, I’ll elaborate.
You should try to conquer your fears using this program if
- You feel like the main reason for your not-so-invigorating life right now is mainly due to fear and therefore you want to conquer your fears.
Maybe somewhere in the back of your mind, you always think that your life would be so different had you not been fearful.
If that’s the case, then Winning the Game of Fear may be perfect for you.*
- Right now, you’re aiming at something that you think is big, and you’re not sure if you should take the leap.
Maybe a change of career? Trying to get a promotion? Or maybe changing plans?
Ask yourself: have you been going back and forth in your journey to get what you want in life and you feel stuck in a rut most of the time?
Then I think you definitely should give it a try
Be it pep talk, assurance, guidance, or a bit of meditation to help you relax and fear less, this Neurogym program may help you overcoming your fear.*
- You've done other programs by John Assaraf and you want to challenge yourself. Simple as that.
John himself said that once you've finished this brainathon, you can either repeat it all over again or move on to another program.
- You like technical, practical approach to conquer your fears.
Yes, there will be meditations, but you’ll do a lot of practical ways to fight your fears and your old negative thought patterns.
This neurogym program may not be suitable for
- People who have real fears like phobia of the ocean, insects, germs, etc. If you are in fact in this category, then you oughta seek professional help.
Fear can mean many things, and in this Neurogym program, John Assaraf is trying to help the ones with emotional type of fear.
Not trying to say that your fear is invalid, because all fears are real for each individual who feels/has ‘em.
But if it’s more serious, then Winning the Game of Fear is not for you.
- Those of you who have new fears due to covid-19
So, when you have new fears because of the pandemic—say fear of going out of your house, fear of people, I don’t think Neurogym can help.
I mean, even until now, the bad effects of covid still affect me.
Yeah sure I could let go of my emotional fears, thanks to Winning the Game of Fear.* But this type of fear and negativity? Couldn't. Can't.
- On a similar note, if you have mental health problems like severe/major depression or PTSD, then you should seek help first.
I understand that dealing with PTSD is somewhat included in this program (in the bonus content).
However, my experience so far has led me to believe that overcoming your fears in this program is more for people with relatively good mental health.
Speaking of limitations, I need to disclose some things because this review is from my personal experience that isn’t perfect.
First and foremost, I didn't finish the whole Winning the Game of Fear. As you can see from my journal, I stopped at the first three days of level 4.
Meaning, I didn’t get to the bonus innercises and contents. My learning experience was therefore limited.
Of course, this differs greatly from the experience of people who have done the Neurogym program completely and thoroughly.
Secondly, I listened to most of the brainathon sessions while drawing or sketching.
I thought that drawing made me more relaxed so that it’d help me with winning the game of fear.
Well it did. But sometimes, I’d just completely forget about the innercises
John Assaraf did say that we can do this program while doing other light activities.
However, I made the mistake of concentrating more on my drawing practices sometimes. I should’ve realized that a lot sooner.
This could've contributed to my rather unsatisfied results of this Neurogym program.
Thirdly, you can probably tell from my first impression or later experience in my journal that I'm not entirely a fan of this whole program
Therefore, I have a bias, so to speak, against this program. Not a strong one, mind you, but I know that I'm inclined to not entirely be pleased with it.
And whenever there’s this tendency to like/dislike something, it clouded my judgement.
That doesn’t make for objective opinions. Although I did try my best to argue myself back to give this Neurogym program the benefit of the doubt.
Is Winning the Game of Fear a scam?
Winning the Game of Fear is not a scam. There's a lot of effort put into making this whole course.
I made myself pretty clear that I'm not a fan of the one audio repetition each day for a week, and also I dislike some elements of this Neurogym program.
But I’m not going as far as calling John’s course a scam.
He and his team clearly have thought this through. They've got their own limitations, but hey, nobody’s perfect.
John Assaraf also frequently says that if you really dislike something about this brainathon, you can write him an email.
Also, remember the money-back guarantee. Meaning that Neurogym is not trying to scam you.
Conclusion: Neurogym WTGOF, yay or nay?
Even though it seems that I do nothing but give this Neurogym program a hard time, I still think it’s a yay.
My experience will be different from yours and other people. I may not like it entirely, but there’s always a possibility that you or others do!
Don't forget, you can purchase Winning the Game of Fear and try it within 30 days. Risk free.
If you think you don’t like it, or it’s not working for you, then just ask for a refund. No questions asked.
That's why I still encourage you to try it. Overcoming your fear is not an easy thing to do, and I don’t think there’s one-size-fits-all for it.
This is your own experience, so you’ve gotta make sure that you find the right one by trying many, including this Neurogym program.
That said, my conclusion is: yes, you should try it and see if you can conquer your fears from this program.
Because if not, just put the money-back guarantee into good use.
I wish you the best of luck in your journey to fight back your fears!
Results vary from person to person depending on one’s mental state, time, as well as adherence and/or completion of the program.
This program is not a treatment for serious mental health problems or illnesses. Seek help professionally if you are in such conditions.
Should you have underlying medical condition that affects your psychology, consult your physician in advance.
Since this review is from a personal experience, it is not a medical/scientific article and must not be treated as such.
There are no physical products of this program.
Money-back guarantee is valid for 30 days after your purchase.
Do not do this program, particularly the Innercise, when you’re driving or in any potentially dangerous situations.
- Engaging and helpful speaker or host
- The sessions can be turned to a pick-me-up for an extra push of motivation
- Accessible—many downloadable contents
- More hands-on approaches, it’s not all meditation or mind programming
- We can do light activities during the sessions
- 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days of purchase
- Free, educative webinar accessible almost all the time
- You can do the program at your own pace
- Materials/topics along with some presentation styles are a bit outdated
- Can be too repetitive
- Meditation sessions can feel like motivational sessions instead
- Not for serious types of fears