Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy
What is Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy?
Virtual reality therapy (VRT), also known as virtual reality immersion therapy (VRIT), is the use of virtual reality technology for psychological or occupational therapy and in affecting virtual rehabilitation. Patients receiving virtual reality therapy navigate through digitally created environments and complete specially designed tasks often tailored to treat a specific ailment. It is widely used as an alternative form of exposure therapy, in which patients interact with harmless virtual representations of traumatic stimuli in order to reduce fear responses. It has proven to be especially effective at treating PTSD. Virtual reality therapy has also been used to help stroke patients regain muscle control, to treat other disorders such as body dysmorphia, and to improve social skills in those diagnosed with autism.
Why use Virtual Reality as Therapy Treatment?
We have teamed up with Psious, a company that offers Virtual Reality (VR) environments to therapists to improve mental health. Psious is one of the pioneering companies in the development of Virtual Reality for therapeutic purposes.
Our VR Therapy offers immersive 3D simulations designed to treat a variety of mental health conditions. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) is validated by over 20 years of psychological research, proven to improve traditional therapy in a number of ways. However, before the development of the Psious platform, this technology was only available at larger medical institutions or in research settings. We are now able to provide easy access for the public to use this fantastic cutting edge intervention. Virtual reality offers clear benefits for phobia & anxiety therapy.
Anxiety disorders, from relatively simple specific fears to complex general anxiety, affect approximately 20% of the population, and are one of the main causes of work and school absenteeism. These disorders affect the quality of life of the patient and tend to worsen if not treated properly. We now have the ability to gradually introduce you to your fears in a controlled and safe setting allowing for more accelerated results.
What type of problems can VR Therapy help with?
Virtual reality therapy is used to improve treatments for multiple disorders. The therapeutic modules allow a total immersion, a control of the parameters of the exhibition and the possibility of repetition of the scenes, including:
Acrophobia (Fear of Heights)
Aerophobia (Fear of flying)
Agoraphobia (Fear of unfamiliar environments)
Amaxophobia (Fear of driving)
Claustrophobia (Fear of small spaces)
Glossophobia (Fear of public speaking)
Nyctophobia (Fear of darkness)
Trypanophobia (Fear of needles)
Zoophobia (Fear of animals)
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Thank you so much for the support and guidance. It’s really helped to build my confidence, set personal goals and be assertive. I now can go out with friends, enjoy life more and look forward to the future.
I have found therapy has changed my life. I no longer feel disconnected from the world, on my own and isolated through EMDR. I have made sense of the traumatic events in my past and now look forward to the future with optimism.
Thank you so much for working with my 15-year old daughter. At school she suffered a great deal of anxiety because of exams and this affected her confidence with friends, her self-esteem and she found it hard to manage her social-media. As a result of therapy, she effectively can manage stress due to exams, her self-esteem has improved and she now deals with social media in a more resilient manner.