21% of people between 18 and 65 are experiencing an anxious disorder episod during their lifetime.
Virtual reality therapies have proved their efficiency in anxiety disorder’s and in phobias such as the fear of people, crowds, getting back to work, going out of home… Being exposed regularly in virtual reality will lead us to a desensitization of the fear and a reduction of your anxiety in this situation.
« Virtual reality has shown 80% of efficiency, and the benefits are maintained for more than a year after the therapy. » Eric Malbos, Psychiatric doctor
C2Care, virtual reality therapeutic software world leader since 2015, makes available the possibility to expose yourself directly at home. To overcome this fear, psychological assistance is made to give you cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and with virtual reality exposure.
Why using virtual reality for social phobias ?
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapies (VRET) are based on Cognitive-Behavioral therapies (CBT). You are being exposed to a situation similar to reality using a virtual reality headset.
Gradually, you are going to be exposed to different situations (subway, supermarket, theater …) in safety. The goal of this therapy is to expose you to terrifying daily life situations and to reiterate as needed to create the habituation and make the anxiety disappear.
How does it work ?
You receive a virtual reality headset with unlimited access to the software. If you already have your headset, you can directly have access to the software. You are able to expose yourself in various environments linked to acrophobia (highways’ bridges, buildings, cranes…).
Simultaneously, twice a month, you have appointments with a psychologist to help you with your anxiety. During these consultations, you are using the virtual reality headset. It’s helpful to discuss and to understand more about your social phobia, and to have useful tools to handle your anxiety. The exposure is gradual and adapted to your needs and to your anxiety.
At the end of the 3 months subscription, you can keep going on the therapy if you want to.
Yvan B. 41 years old
“I got promoted in my job last year. I have worked so hard on getting that new position that I couldn’t let it go. But accepting meant that I had to face my biggest fear : speaking in public. Everyday, in the VR headset, I have trained myself to confront people in front of me with different behavior : calm, attentive, agitated… I put them in various places : conference room, classroom, auditorium… This work comforts me to speak in public. It helped me to know how to react, to gloss over negative reactions and having a better self confidence.”
Emmanuelle A. 45 years old
“I was overly stressed when the end of the lockdown was announced. I got used to staying at home, and thinking about going back to a crowded supermarket, getting in a full subway or walking in the street with many people around made me way too nervous. Psychotherapy helps me face my fear and control it. Environments are realistic, there is also the possibility to make people wearing a mask to stick on the pandemic situation. Going back to reality was smoother.”
Marcus M. 38 years old
“I have put my educational curriculum behind for a while, I have decided to go back to school for a competition exam. But, small issue : I wasn’t feeling able to go back to school. The virtual reality program and the help of the psychologist made me ready to embrace my back-to-school. I have learned to face the auditorium’s atmosphere and the exam room. It was perfect to learn how to handle my stress on the day of the exam !”