When Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion, she became more and more depressed as a result of not being able to live her day-to-day life. She knew she wouldn’t get through it without finding some way to enjoy her life again and so she invented a game that would increase personal resilience and optimism in the face of illness, injury, and other health concerns.
Jane McGonigal is personally a huge believer in the health benefits of enjoyment, as well as the cognitive benefits of playing games. So it’s no surprise that she was on to something great when she invented the game SuperBetter.
When you get started with SuperBetter, you will join a network of people who are dealing with almost any symptom you can imagine. There are players suffering from mental illness, working to overcome injuries, managing chronic illnesses, undergoing cancer treatment, and even people who just want to get themselves healthier.
According to Jane McGonigal, getting SuperBetter isn’t about upping your motivation – it’s about upping your coping strategies. By getting SuperBetter, you’re not simply getting by in a difficult health situation; you’re thriving.