Virtual Reality Therapy for Phobias when combined with biofeedback therapy is the gold standard of treatment. Virtual Reality therapy for phobias It has been proven to have the highest effective rate more than any other treatment for phobias (90 %) and the longest lasting effects (3 year follow up). Treatment usually lasts anywhere from 8 to 16 weekly hour sessions.
Watch this video about anxiety treatments for phobias with virtual reality, cognitive therapy
Common phobia we treat with Virtual reality therapy, CBT and biofeedback include fear of flying , fear of small spaces, fear of public speaking, fear of socializing , fear of subways, fear of doctors, fear of driving, fear of mice, ptsd etc
Dr. Jayme Albin is renowned expert in treating anxiety and phobias for Virtual Reality and biofeedback. In 2009 she published a book on her research “Treating Fear of Flying Using Virtual Reality Therapy and Biofeedback”, has presented on numerous panels and international conferences and appeared on national television Including the Montel Williams show, Dr. Oz and in major media publications such as the NY POST.
Q: Why is using Cognitive Behavior therapy treatments for phobias with virtual reality therapy and biofeedback a superior treatment? It has been proven that exposure therapy is a necessary part of therapy in order to overcome anxiety and phobias. Fast and effective treatment for anxiety and phobias requires visual exposure that is emotionally stimulating but that feels safe and is long enough for the person to engage in feeling in control and relaxed. Virtual Reality therapy for phobias allows the patient to have the necessary exposure to stimulate the visual brain emotionally, and engage in the skills necessary to gain mastery of the relaxation part of the brain so that you can feel calm, capable and committed.
When virtual reality therapy for a phobia is combined with cognitive therapy it allows the core beliefs and core attitudes to become transformed into neutral or positive mind thinking. We use techniques to change self talk around the situation so that it becomes “I can cope”, “I am safe”, “This is totally fine, I can focus on other things”.
How Does biofeedback therapy help treat the phobia? We use the biofeedback to see changes in your physical sensations related to anxiety and teach you skills to train yourself to feel cam.
How does the Virtual Reality System work?
We use the latest Samsung galaxy system and VRT therapy headset to deliver a wireless, comfortable and realistic virtual reality experience to the patient. Our use of the latest technology allows for the patient to maintain in the ideal state of a prolonged controlled exposure so that they can build and internalize mastery of coping skills, where their brain can become desensitized to the situation and learn to generalize a calm feeling.
Why is breathing and Yoga important Research has shown that when anxiety takes over it changes the somatic sensory system and changes to breathing create a hyperventilation system in the body which leads to more anxiety. We use our Yoga skills to teach the patient to engage in proper diaphragmatic breathing and use the biofeedback screens to to monitor to make sure you are engaged in the proper respiratory zone. When the correct breathing zone is maintained the anxiety is cured faster and more on a deeper level.
Dr. Jayme Albin is one of the only therapist in New York City trained and experienced in using Cognitive Behavior therapy, Virtual Reality Therapy for phobias and Biofeedback therapy. She is an international expert and has presented at international conferences on the topic and her research. She published a book on her research using Virtual Reality Therapy and biofeedback therapy for Fear of Flying Anxiety.
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