Imagine playing a video game where you are a wizard fighting for good in a magical realm.
You must master control of your mind and body to increase your powers and abilities, creating a forcefield shielding you from enemies and strengthening your counterattack.
In these moments of high anxiety, more control makes you more powerful, and you learn to make better choices under pressure.
More than just a game, it’s a futuristic component of mental health therapy as envisioned by DeepWell Digital Therapeutics, a new entry in the growing field of treating and managing medical conditions with software.
“Through a lot of things we’ve seen in neurology, you can lead yourself to a place of entrainment and, over time, these are going to be preferential ways that you manage yourself,” DeepWell co-founder Ryan Douglas said in an interview.