Show Notes

The Session Zero duo is joined by Porter’s wife Shelby to talk about the experience of GMing with anxiety, the challenges it poses, and some ways to tackle it.

Steve Discont can be found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.

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

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven C. Hayes