MetaTherapy - A metaverse based mental wellbeing DAO
Mission - To develop metaverse spaces conducive for various modalities of therapy to be held.
The reason to create this DAO is to
- Build an ecosystem of therapists of various modalities
- Test those modalities in metaverse space
- Research and report findings about individual & group therapies and their progress & areas of improvement
- Eventually provide decentralised web3 structure for future of therapy
Phase - 1 goals of DAO
- to start testing individual and group therapies in NearHub spaces with 5 therapists
- to enable therapies in metaverse using nearhub
- to research the cross section of metaverse and various therapies and their pros and cons and to provide a monthly report on individual and group therapies
Phase - 2 goals of DAO (Tentative) Web3 based website
- to build a robust eco-system of therapists of multiple modalities to engage with each other and share best practices
- To eventually become a self sustainable DAO and provide trustless model based therapies through metaverse.
- To provide free therapies to subjects of the current war and to caregivers to war subjects.
- To onboard new members (therapists and clients) to NEAR via social media outreach
We want to begin by creating a therapy space in metaverse where we conduct individual and group therapies for the NEAR community for 3 months where we gather their response and how they feel.
This will be a beta testing space and we will be working very closely with clients and therapists trying to understand how they feel in this virtual space and whether or not this space is conducive for such intimate and sensitive work for healing traumas.
All the learnings, developments and areas of improvement will be shared to see in the reports on a monthly basis for community members and new therapists who might join later and will get up to speed with the DAO trajectory.
We would also like some support from the NEAR community as we are relatively new in this space and would need some form of mentoring to bring this idea to fruition with higher chances of long term growth and sustainability done with the utmost care and awareness.
It would be great if NearHub creates a space for us to do individual and group therapy sessions.
If the project seems like it will work, the MetaTherapy Dao would then invest in land or virtual spaces to conduct these sessions and will keep developing more space for clients to have these therapies in.
In future we will also add a tab for clients to have custom spaces designed for them using NearHub, where they could feel comfortable as per their requirements.
Initially this could be just using the computer screen but eventually we’d like a fully immersive virtual world experience which could help be a client’s safe space. We’d like a vertical dedicated to sending VR glasses to the clients if they start finding value in this therapy model.
The stigma around mental health is taken care and helps for a more open therapy session for (benefit for mental health space)
Clients, as they can be completely open and transparent about their issues as they are represented by their avatar and don’t have to use real identities
Therapists, as they will now get completely honest information with reduced inhibitions from clients and they can be objective about their feedback as they won’t have any subliminal judgements against the clients popping up
Research space for how metaverse will help in future of therapy
NEAR - Pioneering in therapy related metaverse spaces with unlimited possibilities.
Group therapy sessions will allow for participants to generate self-empathy as they will help each other with various coping mechanisms and also have the understanding of not being alone while struggling with their respective issues.
NEAR will be able to onboard a lot of users looking for therapy in a trustless manner all around the world as mental health is one of the most pressing issues of our time and it will be really good for NEAR’s brand value
Promotion of Near protocol
Promotion of Nearhub
Onboarding new clients from outside near ecosystem
One of the pioneers in the world in therapy related metaverse spaces
Therapists and clients will develop an understanding of NEAR platforms and dapps as needed for
Team - 5 Therapist ( We have shortlisted a few, but waiting for your questions and approvals to confirm them)
May 1st to July 31st
Phase 1 - 3 months - May 1st to July 31st
- Informing NEAR communities about MetaTherapy as a service and Requesting their participation and feedback about their experience
- Get therapists of multiple modalities together and test metaverse spaces with Nearians.
- Art based therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- REBT - Rational emotive behavioural therapy
- Exposure therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies
- Behaviour therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Humanistic therapy
- Integrative or holistic therapy
- Psychodramatic therapy
- Guided meditations audio which can be converted into NFTs
- Built a parcel/build a nearhub space where 1 group therapy and 2-3 individual sessions can be held
- Conduct 10 individual sessions and 1 group therapy sessions per therapist per month for 3 months
- Figure out unseen issues that might come up with the sessions and try to find work around for it.
- Mint Art from art based therapies post the sessions on mintbase and collect them on 3xr galleries.
- Ask people to record their experiences post the therapy and mint NFT of it. This gives them an opportunity to share the experiences with others on social media, helps near’s propagation and also allows them to turn their experience into art.
- Building reward based models for
- Therapists - providing them with an NFT based badges for conducting 10/20/30 therapies which gives therapist them seniority and clients can trust them more
- Clients - providing them with NFT based badges for getting 10/20/30 sessions done.
Phase 2 (tentative)
- Buy and design 2-3 metaverse spaces with different environments which will be used for hosting therapies
- Create a team of 2-3 people for onboarding new users from Social media campaigns who will be able to get on calls with people over whatsapp, telegram, zoom and google meet which will help onboard new users interested in decentralized therapies
- Start social media accounts on Insta, Twitter and FB
- Create a social media campaign designed to onboard new users who want therapy and new therapists who want to be a member of the MetaTherapy DAO
- Provide VR glasses for an immersive experience in future
- Call researchers from universities to propose and conduct research they want.
- Produce blogs for therapies and the need for it in today’s world, talk about metaverse based therapy and create an inbound marketing mechanism to onboard new clients
FUTURE COUNCIL MEMBERS -
Support Council Members -
Their primary responsibility will be to
- provide support, assistance and technical expertise to the therapists, researchers and nearians.
- Make monthly reports about progress & areas of improvement.
- Communicate with internal DAOs and teams for development to better the process and MetaTherapy DAO.
- Minting NFTs of feedbacks recorded after sessions and art based therapies
- Minting NFT based badges for therapists and clients
Supervisor Council Member - understands what the organization needs and what our clients are going through. He’s one point of contact for all therapists who hit a dead end with clients and need to discuss how to proceed.
Therapists - will be onboarded post verification of documents. Therapists will be only onboarded when they have appropriate certification in their field and 3+ years of experience.
Researchers - will try to find areas of development, what is working and not working for the therapists and clients. Also individual research which can help them produce new instruments of therapies or enhancing existing modalities in the metaverse
Funding details per month - Phase 1
$50 per session per hour per therapist x 50 Session - $2500
Support Council Members - $300 per council - $900 total (Responsibilities mentioned above)
Total - 3400
Creatives Dao Proposal
One time cost NearHub Building - $2700
Bounty for NFT based badges - $300
Total for Creatives DAO - $3000
@jlwaugh @David_NEAR @FritzWorm @creativesdao-council @IgbozeIsrael
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