➲ Exposure Therapy is a technique used in which patients mentally revisit a traumatic experience or a phobia with the emotional guidance of a therapist.
➲ The company Limbix is working to fully engage patients during Exposure Therapy by utilizing Google Virtual Reality Goggles and a smartphone.
➲ Limbix will not only be used to help individuals with a fear of heights, flying, or bridges, but it will also be used to help coach individual through a particular traumatic event by them back to the location of the event through virtual reality.
The prospect of combining psychotherapy and virtual reality is a real game changer. Exciting things to come!
[Limbix, Inc.]. (2017, Jun. 15) Limbix: Modern Therapy Tools. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tsNE6cSbMg
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