Today’s podcast uncovers the «myths», prejudice around computer games and aggressive behavior. Research shows no causal connection between violence in media and violence in society. Marc shared an interesting statistic based on thousands of pupils he has encountered in workshops over the years: FIFA, the soccer game, triggers most frustration and therefore anger among players. Surprised? Yes, but just think about fans of football teams around the world. The emotional attachme
In today’s episode I’m discussing the impact of screen time with my uncle and game expert Marc Bodmer, who has been working in the field of interactive media for more than 25 years. The insights show what kind of implications screen time can have. We discuss ideas about how to communicate, negotiate screen time with your children, your partner, and even yourself. Marc says: “The goal is to have a balanced day.” This is the first episode of a series focusing on video games and
In today’s episode I’m discussing the way to choose the right computer game with my uncle and game expert Marc Bodmer, who has been working in the field of interactive media for more than 25 years. Marc talked about the myth of computer games and violence. Recent research, Marc shared showed no relationship between violent computer games and violence offline. He emphasized, how important it is to follow age guidelines, and content appropriate to the preference of the player.
In today’s episode I’m discussing how life skills can be learned by playing computer games, together with my uncle and game expert Marc Bodmer, who has been working in the field of interactive media for more than 25 years. Marc talked about the seven survival skills, according to Harvard Professor Tony Wagner, that are trained by playing computer games. Yet, the challenge of the transfer to professional life and school remains. These seven survival skills are the following: C
In today’s episode I’ve discussed the impact of computer games in today’s society with my uncle and game expert Marc Bodmer, who has being working the field of interactive media for more than 25 years. The insights show what kind of implications computer games can have for us, particularly the aspect of control and self-efficacy they provide. Computer games, an area where young people during the pandemic can interact and meet other adolescents, be creative, and regain a sense
In today’s episode I talk to Geneviève Appenzeller-Combe, Head of Obersee Bilingual School. She’s currently in isolation at home, due to a positive tested student she’s intensively working with. We will talk about what it means to be leading a school that runs in person from home and learn more about the journey of her school through 2020. How being prepared and well-equipped for remote school, thanks to their long term experience in the digitalized classroom. But also the ch
Sitting in rainy Milano, reflecting over the many discussions I’ve had with people from different professions, the experience to walk all day inside and outside with face cover, missing the smiles of the Italians. I felt overwhelmed, but couldn’t really pinpoint it to any specific cause. I’ve retreated to the hotel room, did yoga, spoke to patients, which calmed my mind. There’s a collective trauma in the air, people are afraid, sad, lost a sense of meaning for life. It’s a v
In today’s episode, live streaming from Milano, I have the pleasure to talk to Emmanuelle, upper school teacher in French, (Personal, social, health, economy), PSHE at Obersee Bilingual School. Emmanuelle is Française and Italiana, an inspiring, energetic, and warm-hearted woman. Emmanuelle launched an emotional intelligence program at OBS. Listen now: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-xv6t6-f06e6a #podcast #globalmentalhealth #emotonalintelligence #school #stopbullying #oberseeb
The consequences on global mental health due to COVID-19 will be significant and cause long-term impact on the global burden of disease. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable due to the state of partial immune suppression. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic may have serious effects for pregnant women. Besides the physical vulnerability, maternal mental health has significant influence on the child. In view of evidence of in utero maternal stress, maternal cortisol levels i
To grasp the scope of the emotional, physical, and economic impact of the global pandemic of COVID-19 makes people react in different ways. Some of us fight back by expressing anger outwards. Others try to flight, escape, mentally or physically from the present situation. A third group freezes, feels paralyzed and overwhelmed by the sheer flood of emotions. In this podcast, I'm talking about anxiety, how to identify it, how to cope with it, and when to seek professional help.
During the global pandemic of COVID-19 we all experience a rollercoaster of emotions. It has created a completely new collective. Being inside for an extended period of time can create restlessness and irritability, also known as cabin fever. In my podcast series, I discuss different aspects surrounding mental well-being during COVID-19. The majority of countries around the world are currently under lock down and people are socially isolating. It is a unique, novel, challengi