What is Virtual Reality Therapy?
Traditional exposure therapy has involved the client being able to imagine effectively or be placed physically before the specific feared stimuli in order to overcome the anxiety-producing event. This is commonly referred to as In-vivo exposure therapy because it involves the client confronting the real-world feared or stimuli.
Today, virtual reality offers an easier and more effective tool to In-vivo therapy by eliminating any potential barrier for clients who may experience difficulty with imagining or visualization.
Furthermore, through the various applications now clinically available in virtual reality, client’s can easily and safely immerse themselves into a virtual environment and work with the psychologist to overcome the fear and anxiety associated with the event.