Description: Mental health is a topic rarely discussed but it has now become more important than ever, especially in the games industry. In this talk, you will learn how to build practices and routines that help improve your life and stay sane in challenging situations. I will share my own experience of building a regular yoga and meditation practice whilst managing a busy game studio. I will talk about how it impacted my own life and how it helped me navigate my own project from financing through to release.
Running a business is risky and we face doubts on a daily basis. Will I get investment for my project? Will I be able to ship the game in time and will people like it?
But on a deeper level, many of us experience stress for all sorts of reasons.
Yoga and meditation can help you stay positive and productive in the face of these challenges.
I will share my own journey with you and show you examples from my asana, meditation and breathing practices. I will also give simple, practical tips on how you can build your own practice. It’s a topic I am excited about and I love to share because it has worked for me and I hope it will work for you too.
Audience: This talk is aimed at a general audience and entertaining for most people. I approach it from my own experience as a producer but in a way that’s easily relatable for others and anyone who has been through a crunch will be able to identify with the topic.
Attendee takeaways: This session is intended to be a personal and practical look at how to integrate small but powerful yoga and meditation practices into the busy life of a game developer.
You will learn how to:
Develop mental resilience to help you navigate tricky business challenges.
-Build your own yoga and meditation routine that works for you.
Use short breathing exercises to help deal with stress and anxiety.