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When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
Can gaming change the way we think about real life problems? The way we cope with big and little stresses? Can it improve our lives?
Let's hear from Jane:
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I love this. I would love to see the stigma reduced on responsible gaming. I love to play games. I feel better when I take some time out to have fun. And it does change the way I think about my writing, in the very least.
I think it is fascinating that she actually used the framework of gaming to heal herself in real life.
What do you think? Are you going to let your kids play more games? Are you a gamer? What games do you prefer?
Can you think about applying these gaming skills to something in your life which you are struggling with? That mountain of laundry? That illness? That task that seems too daunting to take on?