[GUEST POST] Gamifying Stress Management
Let's face it, we've all been there before...
Contrary to that belief, games can actually help improve people's mood, reduce anxiety, and help provide relaxation to people
Gamifying experiences at school to reduce stress in youths
Teachers from Kansas and Virginia, USA, have been gamifying the learning experiences that their students have been going through. These teachers often set up special handshakes, or give students the option to choose between hugs, high fives, fist bumps etc to do with the teachers. Such personalized decisions that students can make to improve teacher-student relationships help to alleviate stress in students, and students can also get a sense of satisfaction from being able to see their relationship with their teachers progress to become better. (https://thecorecoaches.com/2015/06/when-i-was-classroom-teacher-i-moved/) (https://www.insideedition.com/hands-approach-teacher-has-special-handshake-each-her-22-students-40949)
A TJC WOW! intern who enjoys gaming and sports.
Resources & Image credits:
- https://checkpointorg.com/psychological-emotional-benefits-video-games-clinical-research/ https://www.aurahealth.io