A personal example for how I have practiced Media Mindfulness lately: When overcome with drowsy melancholia I found myself staying up later than healthy and having trouble turning off the TV. Instead of sleeping and regaining my energies (a helpful way to develop the clarity needed to regulate my moods and emotions) I craved the familiar and gloomy 'Jane Eyre' (2011)
Hello! Screen Therapy's second video has made it to YouTube! What's the research behind Animal Crossing's therapeutic effect?: https://youtu.be/NGb7S27DbNo Please give it a look and subscribe if you're interested in seeing more about the effects of games, movies, and internet content on our minds and hearts. Thank you! Using Media Psychology, this blog, Screen Therapy, is dedicated … Continue reading New YouTube Video! Animal Crossing + Mental Health
My Article Has Been Posted to CheckPoint.org.au! Please see the link below for the full article! There Are Two Types of Games… There are generally two different types of games: There’s the kind of game that changes our lives; the story and characters are so intense that we kinda feel that we are in the … Continue reading We Need Both Silly and Serious Games
I've created a YouTube Channel for Screen Therapy and the first video is being uploaded today!
It’s difficult to describe Emilia Fart. Self-proclaimed “creepy goblin girl”, Fart uploads embarrassing videos of herself to YouTube as an exhibitionist form of therapy. From here on, it's important to keep in mind: Emilia Fart is NOT a character. The name isn't real, but when you watch her videos, you are watching a real person expressing herself.
If we are ambitious we keep a close eye on the time and an even closer eye on our actions. We are tireless judges scrutinizing every hour and every hobby we have for productive uses. If we fail to justify spending energy on something fun we cut it out, feeling guilty for indulging in it. … Continue reading The Art of Stopping
The Bad Habit of Multi-Screening Multi-Screening: (v.) The action of using multiple screens (smartphones, laptops, televisions, tablets, etc.) at the same time. I think we've all done this. I definitely do. We want to re-watch a specific movie, but we also want to check social media or play a game. We don't really pay attention to … Continue reading Multi-Screening: My Bad Habit
Anyone with anxiety understands how it feels to be afraid of thinking. Its a strange idea, after all, we're always thinking. We, in a way, are our thoughts and to be afraid of them seems as strange as being afraid of breathing. But remember what it was like when you were a child and, by … Continue reading Thoughts: On the Fear of Thinking
It is very unfortunate that we don't have much patience for our own mental health. We don't like to admit it but sometimes we need a day or two to ourselves. No matter who we are, how important our jobs are, or how much we love our projects, we all need days where we can … Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Mental Health Day
Sometimes We Need To Change Our Life Plans; Why Does It Feel So Terrible? There are few experiences as painful, confusing, and embarrassing as changing your life plans after years of preparation. There are lots of reasons we might not follow the path we planned for: Maybe there was a life-changing event that made our … Continue reading Thoughts: On Changing Your Life Plans