Virtual reality therapy refers to any therapeutic technique using digital technologies, such as the internet, digital equipment, and/or video games, to provide treatment to patients with a physical, mental, or emotional condition. The treatment may take place in real-life situations or in “artificial environments,” such as a mental health facility or office setting. Virtual reality therapy is commonly used for the treatment of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), epilepsy, and other conditions. Many people are becoming interested in this technology due to technological advancements in all areas of medicine and therapy. Virtual reality therapy is now becoming more popular as more research is focusing on how it can benefit those suffering from psychological disorders and pain.
In virtual reality therapy a patient is placed in a clinical situation or environment in which he or she will be exposed to their fears, and will be challenged to overcome those fears. The patient is not aware that he or she is being presented with situations which cause them the greatest fears and are not able to overcome those fears. In this type of therapy patients are often placed in a position where they are not able to defend themselves, and are instead compelled to ” cooperate ” with the therapist. Often times the patient in this situation is under the impression that his or her fears are factual and reality. During the course of virtual reality therapy sessions the client will gradually develop a feeling of relief that the fears are not as real as they are when the sessions begin.
When considering the use of virtual reality therapy to treat psychological conditions it is important to remember that the patient has control over the experience. In a traditional v.r. based therapy session the patient is required to “conform” to the therapist’s point of view and often has to become extremely comfortable with the environment, the equipment, and the person being treated.
For V.R. Based Therapy to be successful the trans girl must be willing to be open and honest about her concerns and needs. She must also be willing to do anything the therapist asks of her, even if she doesn’t like or trust the request. To some it may seem as though the trans girl is becoming more like a robot who is performing a specific duty only because the therapist wants her to. However, V.R. based Virtual Reality Therapy can be beneficial to the trans girl as long as the client is willing to give herself to the process.
Another aspect of V.R. based treatments is that the therapy can provide the means by which the trans girl can learn how to better deal with her fears and help her eliminate some of the negative feelings that are associated with the social anxiety and other disorders that she may suffer from. When the social anxiety and other disorders are treated successfully the trans girl will have greater self confidence, will be able to enjoy social interaction more, and will be better equipped to enjoy life in all its forms.
It is important to remember that V.R. Virtual Reality Therapy does not attempt to place the trans woman in an exact body or even faces where she might possibly find herself in fear. The therapists goal is simply to expose her to as many sights, sounds, and feelings as possible so she can learn how to better react to whatever is before her in virtual reality. For this reason even the most severe of social phobias can be effectively handled through V.R.
This is not to say that V.R. Virtual Reality Therapy is a cure for anxiety. This is a form of treatment that can help the patient to relieve some of the stress associated with their anxiety disorder. The key to treating anxiety is finding the actual cause, either chemical or biological.
Some patients are given more intensive therapy sessions than others. Those who choose to participate in a virtual reality program should not feel that they are being treated differently. This is because everyone has different needs when it comes to physical and mental health. The goal is simply to make the patient more comfortable in their own skin. Many physical therapists have also incorporated virtual reality into their practice. If you are looking for a way to treat anxiety disorders, then you may want to consider trying this form of therapy.