Creating digital tech—whether it be videogames or apps—that makes a real impact on human flourishing is hard! Luckily, at the GEMH Lab we have amassed many lessons learned, tips, tricks and caveats over the years of our existence. All of which we aim to bring together in the Bloombox: a toolkit for creating transformative tech.
Children who experience the death of a parent or sibling can feel isolated and alone in their grief and often lack access to safe, supportive, and developmentally appropriate online settings where they can connect with other peers and caring adults who “get” their grief. ExperienceCraft is a youth-led, online community for grieving children, where they can play, connect, and learn with others who have experienced the death of a caregiver, sibling, or close member of their community.
The Social Healing Project sets forth a new paradigm for social healing—one rooted in evidence-based indicators; imagined through holistic, interdisciplinary experience; refined by collaborative building; and made to be used, engaged with, and benefitted from by the public.
This project is about providing adolescents living in (or displaced from) Ukraine with the supports and skills required to reduce bedtime rumination, to identify and savor positive experiences that create uplifting feelings, to deploy savoring as a tool to “switch” from negative rumination cycles to positive savoring cycles, and to improve sleep duration and quality.
This project aims to find out if and how participating in Social Meditation–a simple set of out-loud, peer-2-peer, interactive, & trauma-informed protocols–can positively impact wellbeing.