The ARC Platform’s Portals Help Communities

  • Identify & assess their Mental Health learning needs & their existing healing resources and practices
  • Design & build Mental Health Programs using concepts taken from Attachment Theory, Dialogue Education, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Contemplative Science
  • Develop & deploy an appropriate strategy adapted for their culture & context
  • Evaluate & refine their MH program & strategy to sustain its impact long term

The ARC Platform’s Tools & Resources Include

  • Assessment models & the tools to adapt them to their culture & context
  • A digital apothecary containing 90 evidenced-based exercises using 7 different approaches covering 10 cbt topics able to create 4000+ different interventions
  • Links to global mental health innovations & networks to learn their deployment strategies
  • Mental Health action plans from global mental health organizations such as the world health organization

This step begins with the group listening to a guided process called the Wheel of Awareness, developed by Dr. Daniel Siegel. This is an exercise where the person intentionally learns to differentiates sources of information which their minds & bodies are recognizing & attempting to regulate.

Next the process builds on the previous exercise by using a bridging step called the “Three I Ams”. Participants are encouraged to see what information their bodies & thoughts are revealing at the present moment. They then form three “I am…” statements that are later shared aloud with the group.

Lastly, the group listens to a series of learning tasks that help to identify cognitive distortion that disrupts a person’s capacity to regulate their thoughts & emotions. Cognitive Behavioral techniques are introduced to effectively manage cognitive distortion when it arises.