Virtual Worlds Real Healing

Being trapped amidst chaotic crowds in a crumbling building, stuck in an escalating war zone or facing your most daunting fear—for $160 an hour—may not seem like the most exciting, or sane, prospect to many people.

But for those with post-traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders, being placed in a virtual war or stress zone may represent the most realistic cure.

In contrast to the conventional therapy of visualization and talking about trauma—in which a patient must search within themselves for the root of their problems—scenes of “Virtual 9/11,” “Virtual Iraq” and “Virtual Vietnam” bring the trauma back to the patient. Read More….

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