Eating disorders, ou EDs
Eating disorders come in several forms: restriction, which consists of limiting caloric intake; over-control, which involves strict eating rules; lack of control, which triggers eating binges; and emotional eating, which amounts to “eating one’s emotions”.
Between 10% and 20% of the world’s population suffer from eating disorders
Virtual reality to overcome eating disorders
For more than 30 years, virtual reality exposure therapies have proven their effectiveness in the support and management of patients with eating disorders. Gradual and progressive exposure to virtual reality allows you to accept and regulate your excessive consumption, and to free yourself from your false beliefs about food.
« 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 disorder.
Over 1000 patients already treated, be the next!
Virtual reality adapts to your phobia
In eating disorders, body image is often severely affected and the perception of the body schema is distorted. The environments allow us to work on this perception and to gradually recover a more realistic and less distressing perception of the body.
In the majority of eating disorders, food is at the heart of the problem. It is either a source of great anxiety or a source of irresistible attraction. Both aspects can be worked on through exposure. Through several environments covering many types of food (sweets, fast food, chocolates…), you can work on these difficult emotions and overcome them.
Composition of meals
With the help of your therapist, dietician or nutritionist, compose e-meals with immediate feedback on nutritional values to increase your nutritional knowledge and help you reintroduce forbidden foods. This application is aimed at a wide range of disorders: people suffering from obesity or anorexia, bulimics, compulsive snackers, diabetics…
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 eating disorders 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 trouble.
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.
When I was a teenager, everyone made fun of me. So I started to have a big complex about my body. I didn’t dare to look at myself anymore, and little by little I started counting every food that went into my body. I hardly ate any more and I enjoyed watching my body lose weight. I started to develop health problems, I had to take control of my life. C2Care helped me to accept myself better and to understand my body. Today I am back to a stable weight and I feel good.
When I was 25 years old, I had a breakdown following a break-up. I didn’t dare go to a professional to help me get over it, so I ate to fill my emotional void. For years, I fell into a vicious circle and continued to eat excessively. I didn’t like myself anymore and couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. Virtual reality has helped me to deal with this problem more easily and without having to move. I am finally starting to find stability in my life.
I have had eating disorders since I was a teenager, and I have often gone to see doctors to deal with this problem. But the solutions I was given were mostly to do sports or to eat better. And yet, despite my good will, nothing changed. I understood through my virtual reality therapy that the problem was elsewhere. So I worked on my emotions, my relationship with my body and my self-esteem, which was very low. Little by little, with the help of my psychologist, I found a life where food no longer controls me.