When it comes to therapy, some people love it, and some people despise it. Whether it is the therapist as a person, or their techniques, it can either help or hurt person seeking help. There are many forms of therapeutic treatments. Some include hypnosis, meditation, and more. One treatment that is making a lot of noise as of late is Virtual Reality Therapy.
Virtual Reality (VR) therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses virtual reality environments to treat various psychological and emotional conditions. It uses VR technology to simulate lifelike scenarios, situations, or environments to help individuals confront and manage their fears, anxieties, traumas, or other mental health issues.
Here are some key points about virtual reality therapy:
Though VR therapy shows promise, it's essential to note that it might not be suitable for everyone and should be administered by trained professionals. Ethical considerations, patient comfort, and safety protocols are crucial when employing VR technology in therapeutic settings.
Keep in mind that not all therapists provide this treatment. Also, not all insurance carriers will cover Virtual Reality therapy. It is important to do some research on VR Therapy, and which therapists provide that service.
If you have tried VR Therapy, hit me up in the comments on my socials! I'm interested to hear how your experience was.
Happy 2024 everyone! 2023 is officially over, and we can finally breathe! If you're like me, you probably had a rollercoaster of a 2023! I started a self-care journey in February of 2023, and I am definitely continuing it in the new year. Life is always pulling us in every direction, so it is important to prioritize self-care.
Prioritizing self-care in the new year is an excellent goal for your overall well-being. Here are some steps to help you make self-care a priority:
When I started my journey last year, I started off doing a self-care Saturday night self-date night. I would buy myself a gift (usually a flower), buy my favorite foods for a nice dinner, eat, put on a moisturizing face mask, watch a movie, and wear comfy clothes. As I became more seasoned in my journey, and had circumstances require more self-care time, I increased my self-care routine to every night after my son goes to bed, and every morning while I'm getting ready for my day.
Again, it's all about finding out what works for you. You can do something as small as listening to your favorite music while getting ready for the day, stopping off at Starbucks for your favorite latte, gym time, a breather at a quiet spot, or even going to bed an hour early. Definitely start off slow and see how it works.
Become the best version of yourself, for yourself, and take 2024 by the horns. Make this your year!
Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation that involves intentionally focusing on the present moment and being fully aware of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the environment without judgment. It is rooted in Buddhist traditions but has gained popularity in Western cultures as a secular practice for reducing stress, improving mental well-being, and enhancing overall self-awareness.
Here are some key aspects of mindfulness meditation: