claustrophobia, or the fear of enclosed spaces
Claustrophobia is the excessive and irrational fear of small, closed, enclosed spaces… that give a feeling of being significantly confined. This extreme anxiety is considered dysfunctional because it is not related to the reality of the danger of the situation. Panic can occur in a real situation, or in an imagined way.
12.5% of the world’s population suffer from claustrophobia
Virtual reality to overcome claustrophobia
For more than 30 years, virtual reality exposure therapies have demonstrated their effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders and phobias, such as claustrophobia. A gradual and progressive exposure to virtual reality allows you to desensitise and significantly reduce your anxiety.
« Virtual reality is 80% effective, with benefits that are maintained for more than a year after treatment. » Eric Malbos, Doctor Psychiatrist
C2Care, the world leader in therapeutic virtual reality (VR) since 2015, now allows you to expose yourself from your home. A psychologist will accompany you in your treatment using cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and virtual reality exposure to overcome your phobia.
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Virtual reality adapts to your phobia
For people with claustrophobia, buildings can quickly become frightening, whether it be lifts, small closed rooms or long, narrow corridors. The therapist will gradually expose you to these different situations while modifying the chosen environments: different types of lifts (small or large; alone or with people; glazed or opaque, working or broken); different types of rooms (small or large, with or without windows); as well as corridors in which you may feel as if you are lost.
Public transport. Banal for some, much more anxiety-provoking for others, such as people suffering from claustrophobia. Among the most anxiety-provoking public transport are the metro, the train, the bus or the plane. The place itself can be distressing, with the feeling of being stuck and lacking air. The therapist will gradually take you to these places, modulating their characteristics: the frequency of public transport, unforeseen events such as breakdowns, noise, etc.
How does it work?
I get my headset
You will receive a virtual reality headset with unlimited access to our software, or, if you are already equipped, you can choose to have only the software. Our packages are carefully packed and shipped very quickly.
I carry out my sessions
During 2 sessions per month, the psychologist and yourself will discuss your claustrophobia in order to understand it and to give you the necessary tools to reduce it. You will be exposed to virtual reality in a progressive manner adapted to your claustrophobia.
I use my headset autonomously
Apart from the sessions with your psychologist, you will be able to repeat as many times as necessary the exposure to the different situations in order to create a habituation and thus reduce the anxiety related to them.
Each person tells in their own words about the support they have received and the major changes that have taken place in their lives. All these testimonies are proof that yes, one’s life can change, and that we are doing everything we can to guide you on the path to that change.
Therapy through exposure to virtual reality is truly effective if it is combined with consultations with a psychologist. A big thank you to Marie-Luce JACOB, for her sympathetic listening and her capacity for analysis. She knew how to put me in confidence in order to overcome my limits. She found the right words to answer my questions. A psychologist that I highly recommend!
Ever since I had a bad experience as a child, closed, narrow and dark places are terrifying for me. Lifts, cellars, toilets in a basement box… I’m not even talking about it! I’ve been in some very awkward situations because of this. This programme is great. I can see my evolution thanks to the guidance of my therapist and I am making progress with each session! So thank you very much!
My daughter loves to make her own little corners in the house, it’s her little cave. Unfortunately for me, the latest one is in the old attic of the house. I can’t tell you how much I can take her there and knowing that she’s up there, even if it’s safe, makes me very stressed. Lately, I’ve had a breakthrough: I finally feel ready to fight my fear. I’m currently undergoing treatment and for the moment I’m happy with it because I feel positive effects. I can’t wait until the end to see how I’m doing.