A Link to Mindfulness | S3:E21

Daniel A. Kaufmann, Ph.D
Dr. Gameology on Twitch & The Gaming Persona Podcast
Owner of Area of Effect Counseling
Director of Gaming Services at Kindbridge BH

A Link to Mindfulness

The latest episode of The Gaming Persona will discuss the positive mental health experience of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We’ll be talking about how this game encourages players to explore a wide-open world full of surprises and secrets, to take time away from the pressure of a linear narrative, and to appreciate the beauty and tranquility found in nature. We’ll also look at how the game’s calming soundtrack helps to create a peaceful atmosphere for players to explore and relax. In addition, we’ll be discussing how exploring a vast, open world can help relieve stress and anxiety while still providing challenging puzzles and battles that stimulate our mental acuity. Join us on this episode as we discover how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can positively influence our mental well-being!


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Important Links



Bradford, W. J. (2020). Exploring the Narrative Implications of Emerging Topics in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Journal of Sound and Music in Games1(4), 1-21.

Farca, G., Lehner, A., & Navarro-Remesal, V. (2020). Regenerative Play and the Experience of the Sublime: Breath of the Wild. In Mythopoeic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda (pp. 205-221). Routledge.

Vidqvist, J. (2019). Open-World Game Design: case Study: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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