#2023 - March Updates
Redefining our purpose, mapping the network and learning as we hold spaces.
March was quite an eventful one for us — kickstarted our first MasterMind accountability group, launched a new meditation series with Ee Peng, activated our Twitter community manager Victor and most importantly, a month of clarity on how different parts of the network are coming together.
Before jumping in, here’s a quick recap on how we got here…
The evolution of HEA was influenced by earlier research in community-centered healthcare, as explain in our early articles on Cuba and honey bees. But deep down, we also know that we can better flourish by normalizing a culture of care. This gives meaning to HEA’s key mission — to build a preventive healthcare network rooted in the communities we live, work and play. A vision cemented further by Singapore’s bold step towards integrating preventive healthcare.
Not until recently, after testing Ritual, running programs and hosting experiences, we arrived at defining our key offering — Care Spaces.
Activating spaces of care to accelerate preventive health
Care Spaces are what we call small groups of people bound together by a common purpose of increasing their health and well-being. The next couple of months will be focused on activating Healers and seeding Care Spaces in online communities, DAOs and organizations.
To steward these Care Spaces, we rely on our Healers, who are the core members of our network. Healers participate in the network by contributing one or more of the following:
Holding Rituals for other Healers in the global HEA network or in local communities
Offering Programs to train or develop other Healers
Hosting Experiences aimed at encouraging self-care for other Healers
Rituals are the network’s mission in practice. A regular and intentional social healing practice that gathers small groups of no more than five people. Rituals are programmed to enable participants to practice regular self-care and accountability towards others. Rituals can be thematic and led by Healers of specific expertise or rituals can also be generally guided practices by a community Healer.
Programs are structured experiences with a defined outcome offered by Healers, with the intention to impart applicable knowledge and skills to support the personal development of other Healers. They can be a cohort-based series over a period of time or a one-time workshop/event. Programs are portable, resources and practices that Healers can apply in their spaces. Programs can be proposed to potential Healers as opportunities for growth. For example, training to be a certified embodied facilitator.
Experiences are single or recurring events hosted by Healers.
Our key focus for the next three months will be to activate Healers and Care Spaces within communities. Here’s what it looks like putting the following framework into action.
Connecting the dots
All of the above will be coordinated on Vital, our software that will also provide a dashboard measuring the well-being of participating communities.
How to participate — an open call
There are several ways you could participate in the network now:
If you’re a health or well-being service provider (including coaches and facilitators), offer a program or experience that would benefit others in the network — become a Healer.
Connect your members to the HEA Network to use Vital — schedule an onboarding.
Support the cause by donating - read: Treasury Contribution Guide
Participate and experience what care is like with Ritual
On top of these, we are also pursuing partnerships with other service providers who can provide specific expertise or professional care.
Write to us at email@example.com or find us on Discord
Ending off this month’s update with our first MMG Group looking serious in alpha state working on our goals 😋
Shan and Jan