Virtual Reality Psychotherapy

FACE who YOU are. CHANGE what YOU are.

So what is VIRTUAL reality therapy?

In simple terms, it's the act of using a combination of computing power and optics to simulate a visual and auditory experience that seeks to fool the person into believing they're in a different space. This is usually accomplished by some combination of optics, headphones and head tracking, so you can look around the virtual environment and move within it.

In short, we bring this equipment into the therapy and alternate our sessions using the VR with traditional face to face sessions.

It can be an insightful contribution to the therapy process as we explore, compare and discuss therapeutic themes throughout the virtual setting.

How does this WORK with therapy?

Once everything is set up, during the first stage of the VR session, we'll work through a mini guided tour together to help you feel comfortable in the virtual reality experience. Using the latest version of Oculus Quest 2, we'll work through the same therapy process as you would in a traditional face to face setting. The only difference is that the discussions take place with you in a chosen VIRTUAL environment of your choice for part of the session.

Can it lessen the treatment or the therapeutic relationship?

Using virtual therapy doesn’t make the treatment or the relationship any less effective. It just means that we'll be working under different circumstances, which tends to lead to different and equally valuable therapeutic discussions.

If you would like to see one of the many VR experiences in motion designed for adults and children, simply click on the clip below:

If you would like to know more about the overall history of the VR, click on the short clip below:

If you are interested in exploring a virtual reality therapy session please click below.

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