School phobia can be seen as an excessive fear, an irrational anxiety in the face of various events such as being less gifted than a classmate, being criticised or mocked during oral presentations, being humiliated, taking exams etc., or sometimes even for no apparent reason. It is regularly associated with separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
28% of teenagers or kids are affected by school phobia during their school years and this phobia is constantly increasing.
Virtual reality to overcome school phobia
For more than 30 years, virtual reality exposure therapies have demonstrated their effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety disorders such as school phobia. Gradual and progressive exposure to virtual reality makes it possible to desensitise children and significantly reduce their 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
The relationship with others and assertiveness in public speaking can be a major contributor to school phobia. Environments allow one to expose oneself to anxiety in speaking situations, by modulating: the number of people, their gaze, their mood, the lighting, the places (amphitheatres, conference rooms, classrooms) and to regain self-confidence and serenity.
Exams and tests can be a source of enormous stress and pressure that contribute to low self-esteem and school phobia. Through the use of oral and written examination environments, it is possible to gradually expose oneself and remove the paralysing anxiety and avoidance associated with these situations.
In school phobia, the classroom is often linked to a dull anxiety. Thanks to the different scenes (classroom, lateness, exams…), it is possible to work with the therapist on the insecurity felt in these situations and thus find a healthy way of thinking and get out of the avoidance.
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 your child will discuss his/her school phobia in order to understand it and to give him/her the necessary tools to reduce it. He/She will be exposed to virtual reality in a progressive manner adapted to his/her school phobia.
I use my headset autonomously
Apart from the sessions with the psychologist, your child will be able to repeat as many times as necessary the exposure to the different school 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.
When my daughter started school, her behaviour suddenly deteriorated. Although she was a good student before that, she was forgetting her notebooks, using pain as an excuse to miss classes, and no longer doing her homework… At first I thought it was a teenage crisis, but then I realised that it was more profound. My daughter was feeling unwell and was suffering her life at school. In order not to push her further, I decided to try the virtual reality solution at home. Her psychological support coupled with the virtual reality exposure helped her a lot and helped her to get out of it. Today she happily returns to school, feeling much more serene.
A girl was harassing me at school and because of her I was afraid to go back to school. I didn’t want to go to school at all. I had anxiety attacks and hardly ate at all. I had to stop going to school because it became too complicated for me, and my mother scheduled me for home schooling. For a few months I was a bit better but my parents wanted me to have a normal life (and so did I). I started the virtual reality treatment with remote counselling. It was hard at the beginning but now I feel ready to face the beginning of the school year in September, even if I’m still a bit anxious. The goal is to get my baccalaureate and I feel capable of doing that.
My son was teased at school for a long time because of his weight. At first he didn’t talk about it and I couldn’t see that he was suffering. He told me that everything was fine, that school was going well. But little by little he started to show symptoms like headaches, vomiting, stomach pains… We were at a loss, even after two months, the doctor couldn’t find the cause. When I looked on the Internet, I found articles on school phobia and I made the connection. Thanks to virtual reality and the psychologist’s follow-up, my son began to open up and is slowly being cured of these ailments.