Petal and Mortar read my post Stress Makes You Social about Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk entitled How to Make Stress Your Friend and let me know about her post Friday Inspiration about Kelly’s twin sister Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk on her game SuperBetter, The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years of Life.
According to Jane McGonigal, “There are four kinds of strength, or resilience, that contribute to post-traumatic growth, and there are scientifically validated activities that you can do every day to build up these four kinds of resilience, and you don’t need a trauma to do it.” The four kinds of resilience are: physical, mental, emotional, and social.
I ❤ TED talks, there’s always something I find to inspire me or make me think. I’m having an up-week (thanks for all the fantastic feedback & welcome to my new followers), so I’ve chosen to share game designer Jane McGonigal’s talk from 2012. Listen closely to what she says about regrets, and post-traumatic growth.
Reality is broken and we need to make it work more like a game.
When she 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. Happy Friday!
I blogged about another great TED talk earlier this month; watch it here (Wholehearted: The Power to be Imperfect)