Let’s face it, some fears and situations are hard to replicate and confront in reality. The power of Virtual Reality allows us as clinicians to help you face fears and difficult scenarios that are awkward to replicate in real time. The best part about it is that we get to do that in the safety of our office here at Melbourne Wellbeing Group.
what can VR therapy help with?
Virtual Reality Therapy has been shown to be beneficial for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with all sorts of conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Phobias (i.e., claustrophobia, thunderstorms, darkness, flying, heights, animals, public speaking, needles, agoraphobia, spiders, bugs, heart attacks, choking, driving, fainting, etc.).
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
General difficulties with attention and concentration
What is virtual reality (VR) therapy?
Virtual Reality Therapy is an evidence based treatment that can be used as an adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
VR is validated by over 20 years of psychological research, shown to improve traditional therapy in a number of ways. It has been shown to be successful in treating phobias and anxiety disorders, and has been shown to be helpful in treating other conditions including OCD, pain management, emotion regulation difficulties, and difficulties with attention and concentration.
what does a vr session include?
Following assessment, a VR session will run just like a regular session, but with the added bonus of using VR technology. In session, your physiological responses (e.g., heart rate) will also be tracked, so that your progress can be compared over time. Sessions are able to be rebated through Medicare or Private Health Fund providers if you are eligible.
To find out more about Virtual Reality Therapy or to make a booking for assessment and treatment either give us a call on (03) 9882-8874, or fill in the form below.