Episode 22: Anxiety & Shyness at the Table
February 4, 2020
The Session Zero duo explore the causes of shyness and social anxiety for roleplayers, and ways that they can not only assist themselves, but their fellow players as well, in easing and conquering it.
You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:
“Tabletop Roleplaying for the Shy and Cerebral” on The Mary Sue by Becky Chambers.
Blackmon, W. D. (1994). Dungeons and Dragons: The use of a fantasy game in the psychotherapeutic treatment of a young adult. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 48(4), 624-632.
Scudder, S. (2019). Reflections: the Positive Effect of Cooperative Roleplaying Games on Anxiety Disorders.
*Here is the Reflections of Fate campaign book if you want to try running Sacha’s module specifically designed to target anxiety through RP.
Some great workbooks to help learn skills for managing social anxiety and shyness:
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness by Jan E. Fleming, Nancy L. Kocovski, and Zindel V. Segal
In This Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience by Kirk D. Strosahl, and Patricia J. Robinson