Our first goal was to develop a first project which would augment existing stretched health care, governmental, and social services systems in their bid to bring “mental wellness” as we define it to their most needy and worthy clients. We envisioned a campaign that brings to the world’s refugee population not only awareness but proven and successful mental wellness methodologies, psychological healing, education, support for their personal and interpersonal resilience, and their meaningful economic and societal reintegration into their new homes.
We began brainstorming with several agencies in mind as possible pilot beneficiaries that are currently delivering refugee services.
Deploying Storytelling – The World’s Oldest Psychotherapeutic Practice
We made the decision to leverage the deployment of ‘narrative therapy’ as the foundation of a first application we could develop, finance and deploy, along with the necessary expertise, guidance, measurement, leadership, distribution and promotion required to optimize our chances for success.
This choice reflects the proven value of story-telling over the millennia as a form of education, a therapeutic solution, and a tool for discovering identity. Narrative therapy [attribution] is an effective approach for reducing the effects of trauma in refugees and preventing mental disorders. Furthermore, narrative therapy can be provided by trained laypersons or paraprofessionals and is applicable across cultures and settings.
Please follow this website for progress as we evolve this project.
OUR PROJECT’S FUTURE
Once proven as successful with pre/post data analysis we plan to aggressively expand upon and scale this first project across the refugee eco-system as it is welcomed.
Ultimately, we hope to bring a derivative of this first solution – and more mental wellness value – to all global populations as part of a global “Mental Wellness Moonshot”campaign.
If inspired by this thought, we invite you to reach out via our contact page, or see advisor-specific contact information below.