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Virtual Reality

Why use virtual reality? 

Many people who struggle with mental health disorders tend to prefer VR interventions because in vivo exposure can be too intense. Virtual reality gives your therapist more control of the environment to which you are exposed so that the level of exposure adjusts to and fits your needs and the intervention process. Also, VR therapy respects your confidentiality because you won't need to leave your therapist’s office like in cases of real-life exposure.

Virtual reality enables the reproduction of situations similar to real life. Studies have shown that VR-based therapy interventions and mental disorders, especially anxiety and specific phobias, are highly effective when using VR.

It does not mean that virtual reality does not mean completely foregoes other approaches; however, it's the contrary because we are technology, and cognitive behavioral therapy can enhance the effects of standard interventions.

Is VR like playing a video game? 

Yes, and no. On the one hand, it's like video games, virtual reality, fine, stronger, appeal, and people who engage their imagination to the furthest extent possible during sessions. Using your imagination can help foster a sense of immersion. Villar has been shown to work well with children for just this reason. On the other hand, VR is different from video games, and its unique technological capacity helps enhance the sense of presents. In other words, when you use this technology, your ability to distinguish between the virtual world and reality could become negligible.

*Virtual Reality can be facilitated in person or via teletherapy.


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