entomophobia, or the fear of insects
Entomophobia is the extreme fear of insects. It is one of the most common forms of phobia. It causes panic and acute anxiety. Images of insects alone can generate a lot of discomfort and imagining face-to-face situations with these animals can be enough to generate high levels of anxiety.
About 6% of the population suffering from entomophobia.
Virtual reality to overcome entomophobia
For more than 30 years, virtual reality exposure therapies have demonstrated their effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders and phobias, such as entomophobia. 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.
Over 1000 patients already treated, be the next!
Virtual reality adapts to your phobia
Bees, wasps, hornets and other yellow and black flying insects are a common source of phobia. The bee exposure environment will allow you to gradually expose yourself in number and size to these insects. Thanks to a visual and sound environment, you can expose yourself to all the sensations that make up this fear.
Thanks to the spider exposure environment, your therapist will be able to offer you progressive exposures in size and number. From the small spider enclosed in its glass bell to dozens of spiders of all sizes, with more than a dozen progressive levels in between, you will be able to progress at your own pace without too much difficulty.
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 entomophobie 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 entomophobia.
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 insects 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.
I am afraid of insects in general. I can’t take the bins down, it’s beyond my strength. I’m afraid of running into a bug. The psychologist’s follow-up is really great: in 3 months, they taught me to control my stress and my reactions. I’m getting better and better thanks to the VR immersions that put me in real conditions, and my progress is remarkable. I am very proud of myself.
Before I started this few months of the course, I was scared to death of flying insects. My therapist taught me how to deal with this stress. The first few sessions took a lot of courage, but the more they went on, the more manageable the presence of the insects became. The best thing is that once in real life, it is very easy to apply what I have learned in VR. Frankly, it’s an experience I would recommend to anyone.
Even the smallest of spiders always made me break out in a cold sweat. The virtual environments helped me a lot. My shrink could control the number of spiders on the table, their size, and even put them in a jar. Little by little, I learned to deal with all this anxiety. I recommend it.