Devika is proud to be working with Chelsea Pottenger and the Nylon Studio to help bring Virtual Reality and mindfulness together.
With our experience of using VR to utilise experiential learning, Devika has always found mindfulness to be a great area of interest. Which is why we are excited to be working with one of the industry leaders in this space, Chelsea Pottenger.
Chelsea is the Director of EQ Consulting which helps companies is to help design a mindful life for their teams, making them healthier, happier and more productive. Mindfulness plays a central component in this.
Chelsea describes VR's potential impact on this space,
"I believe there is a gap in the market for meditation. When I commute to work, and I plug into my meditation apps, my visual world is still of people looking stressed on the way to work. What if its the same situation, you are sitting on a train, plane or bus on the way to work, and you put your VR headset on, and all of a sudden your visual cues are Bronte beach, the sound quality is so precise that it actually sounds like waves lapping at your feet, as you look around and all you can see is paradise. "
Now that would be absolutely amazing! Since there's nothing out there like it, we thought, let's create it!
A look at some of the research EQ Consulting has correlated shows the importance of a mentally healthy workplace:
- PWC research shows that for every dollar invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace you receive a return of $2.30.
- Rath & Harter research shows that for every dollar invested in an organisational wellbeing program the return is $5.
- Oswald, Proto, and Sigori’s research shows that the difference in productivity of high to low wellbeing employees is 30%.
This research shows the immense value of mental health in the workplace and also highlights the potential of mindfulness.
Another exciting part of this project is that we will be working with the music and sound house Nylon Studios, an international agency based in New York, Sydney, and Melbourne. Nylon offers a unique cross-pacific focus on outstanding original composition and sound design with a global creative perspective. Nylon has worked with major brands such as Nike, UNICEF, Vice, Axe, Intel, Tide Super Bowl, Corona, Audi, National Geographic, United Nations and McDonald’s.
With EQ Consulting providing the content, Devika providing the technical expertise, and Nylon providing the sound engineering, we aim to make a world class product in mindfulness that will contribute a meaningful contribution to the mental health space.
This product is in its early stages but will be traveling with Chelsea to San Francisco where it will be demoed to selected audiences.
We hope to make meaningful change in this space along with Nylon, and EQ Consulting, according to Chelsea we can potentially achieve,
"Accessibility for teenagers, students, professionals, aged care or anyone wanting to train their brain and assist with mental health and wellbeing. There is enough scientific evidence that meditation benefits your brain, if you want to be happier, more productive, have a greater memory and be mentally well. Skills learned here in the VR world can transfer into the real world, and imagine having a more relaxed, happier, and psychologically healthy population. That would be a dream come true."
If you would like to know more, feel free to contact us.