Virtual Reality is solving mental health problems
Virtual reality is a key to the evolution of the human mind. And that’s my focus. Can the use of virtual reality help your mental health? Studies have shown that VR therapy can give people new skills to handle past, present and future situations. Think about how VR therapy can give people the chance to practice overcoming their fears. Don’t be afraid of chair triggers. When you were triggered, do you remember and painful memories? The mind holds on to painful memories for a reason, trying to keep us from making the same mistakes over and over. Now, why does this matter? Well, despite the fact that so many people worldwide suffer from mental health disorders, there is a limited availability to fund and access to care that exists. That’s where cost effective solutions like VR therapy are super beneficial, especially when they reduce symptoms by up to 75%. It can also help to ease the pain and reduce anxiety, or help with phobias and ADHD symptoms. VR technology has been getting better and better every year. From the headset, therapists display real and completely imagined scenes. You can also explore new situations that you’ve never seen without the fear of physical or emotional harm. They can even be designed to help you relax. Imagine an environment designed to be therapeutic that allows anything to happen. Most importantly, you can approach what frinds you most learning to cope and overcome your triggers. Now, this is the case for veterans who can enter simulations that help them deal with devastating traumatic experiences. I saw your tests and you have clear signs of PTSD. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or commonly known as PTSD, is a condition caused by any traumatic event or experience. For example, if someone were to get into a car accident where the car was totaled and got severely injured, this person may experience symptoms of PTSD the next time they get into the car. I’m sure he can drive the car all by himself. These symptoms could be intense flashbacks to the event, dizziness, overwhelming anxiety or nausea. PTSD can interfere with a person’s ability to live a normal life and cause significant emotional problems. It’s great that VR can reach more people more effectively as the need for mental health treatment goes up, because it can be self paced, remote and less expensive than alternatives. VR therapy is exciting and still being studied. It simulates experiences, provides relaxation, and offers the practice to improve your mental health. If you would like to learn how VR therapy can help you, see our references in our description and subscribe for upcoming videos. To learn more about caring for yourself through anxiety, comma, or anything else, really use the tools and tips in our playlist here’s.