Compassion for others starts within. But where do we start? What can we do for ourselves that will strengthen us individually and collectively to build compassion in our lives?
One way we develop strengths is by playing games. Here is a remarkable game in which we all can grow while each of us gets SuperBetter. We’ll use this game to play the Compassion Games’ Scavenger Hunt. Give it a try!
We’ll use SuperBetter to search for the buried treasure that is the heart and soul of our community. We want to find the strengths that are within our community and within each of us to make the changes that we seek to create a culture of compassion.
Playing SuperBetter will help you build up all four kinds of strength: physical, mental, emotional, and social. These strengths can help you conquer any challenge. SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers and backed by science to help build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. You can watch this video to learn more about SuperBetter.
You can read this NY Times article about the game inventor, Jane McGonigal. You can watch Jane McGonigal deliver a TED Talk about the game.
Join the growing community of people playing SuperBetter as part of the Compassion Games. Let us know if you are interested in becoming “Allies” to help each of us achieve our Epic wins and co-create a culture of compassion!
Here is an overview of how SuperBetter works. You can do this on a computer or a smartphone. Let us know if you need any help getting going. Let’s develop our strength and resilience as we participate in the Compassion Games!