Our brief was to elicit positive resilience in women who have experienced trauma, violence or abuse-related distress. For this we worked with Bangor University School of Psychology, the North Wales Women’s Centre, and Arts Council of Wales.

Applying the principles of what would become ZW Narrative Resilience Technology, we explored real-time neurofeedback via a virtual-reality narrative. The narrative incorporated both safe spaces and specific provocations, that asked the women to face personal difficulties, yet supported them to do so on their own terms.