Diane Gromala spoke at TEDx American Riviera November 11 on Curative Powers of Wet, Raw Beauty. According to the TEDx website, her talk explores the wild side of mindful by creating provocative otherworlds. These virtual reality worlds enable people to access their own curative power in ways that have been measured as an effective non-pharmacological analgesics. Gromala’s work signals one way to address the so-called “silent epidemic” of chronic pain that affects 1 in 5 people — without resorting to the millennia-long use of opioids. A video of her talk can be found here.