2018 THERAPY: Therapeutic applications in virtual reality

Therapeutic applications in virtual worlds.Social VR (virtual worlds) is increasingly being used to create therapeutic or helpful environments in connection with psychological problems.   Here I have collected some publicly available examples to suggest the possibilities.Avatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’The Lancet Psychiatry journalThis therapy reduced distress and frequency.It was more effective than counsellingTherapy-related articles in this blog********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingOSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityHYPERGRID EVENTSMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Selby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog***************************************************************************************In practiceThe Virtual Reality Medical CenterThe Virtual Reality Medical Center Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)  VRMC currently uses virtual reality exposure therapy (3-dimensional computer simulation) in combination with physiological monitoring and feedback to treat panic and anxiety disorders. These conditions include specific phobias such as fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of heights, fear of public speaking, fear of thunderstorms,  claustrophobia, agoraphobia, arachnophobia, social phobia, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder due to motor vehicle accidents. General stress management and relaxation skills are taught for stress-related disordersExamples of practice Virtual Reality Occupational Therapy: The IntroductionVirtual Reality Grocery Shopping: Part 210 ways virtual reality is revolutionizing medicine and healthcareTherapeutic Applications of Online GamingTherapists Use Virtual Worlds to Address Real ProblemsSpeaking of Psychology: Improving lives through virtual reality therapyVirtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health CrisisVirtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy (VRGET)More examplesWikipediaVirtual reality therapy (VRT), also known as virtual reality immersion therapy (VRIT), simulation for therapy (SFT), virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET), and computerized CBT (CCBT), is the use of virtual reality technology for psychological or occupational therapy. Patients receiving virtual reality therapy navigate through digitally created environments and complete specially designed tasks often tailored to treat a specific ailment. Technology can range from a simple PC and keyboard setup, to a modern virtual reality headset. It is widely used as an alternative form of exposure therapy, in which patients interact with harmless virtual representations of traumatic stimuli in order to reduce fear responses. It has proven to be especially effective at treating PTSD. Virtual reality therapy has also been used to help stroke patients regain muscle control, to treat other disorders such as body dysmorphia, and to improve social skills in those diagnosed with autism.DevelopmentsResearch and developmentAphasia therapy in OpenSim, Eva ParkAvatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’Games help kids fight cancerServices in virtual worldsCape Able for people with impaired hearingVirtual Ability International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference 2013 “LET ME IN”Presentation of Whole Brain Health Activities on Inspiration Island (Second Life)S.O.S. Survivors of Suicide in Second LifeSocial Skills Haven (Kitely), helping those on the autism spectrumWeekly interactive blog on aging. Read the blog. Chat with the author.T2 Virtual PTSD Experience, T2 PTSD EducationAnecdotalAmputees, prosthetics, virtual therapy is real. The Drax FilesCreations for Parkinson’s, the Drax Files. Creativity for healthThe Dogfather and TBI survivors (Traumatic Brain Injury)For therapistsPride Bar Opening Party on Lighthouse Point GridLighthouse point: Sexuality and gender for therapists (LGBT)HG Safari at Lighthouse Point: Counsellors and educators explore sexualityArt as expressionClinical depression, Inner Prisons, and EscapesRelatedScholarly articlesTherapy-related articles in this blogWeb-worlds as a possible futureWeb-worlds require no special equipment.They can be accessed on most equipment that will run a browser.They can be set up to provide a secure connection (https).They can be set up to allow users to build and modify them:CybaLOUNGE is a user-built 3D virtual world running in a browser.Or they can be professionally built:  Welcome to Web-Worldz.com*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office.My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you don’t see me:Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line See if I am in Selby’s room.. We can also visit WebWorldz, a professionally-built world if you want. Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsEntertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from the virtual worldsArt of the Artists: [email protected] Machinima Challenge (L$350,000 Prize Pool) Create a film with a work of art.OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Videos from virtual worldsFree video resources for virtual worlds: Screen capture beyond FRAPSSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesCommunities virtual worlds G+Radio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpIMA best practices   How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worlds   Virtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/zone into Google search to get your time Articles in this blogAbout educationAbout artDinosaurSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout businessOutworldz One-Click Hypergrid (Install your own HG)The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday But will not meet in the summer.And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.We can go to your place if there is time.Next WIP meetingSunday Jan 28, noon SLT (California) timeCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste

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