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Better Mental Health with Unique Benefits Through Remote Virtual Reality Therapy

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A Fine Time for Healing

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In a winter of uncertainty, mental health experts are finding that Zoom calls or phone sessions simply don't cut it for therapy. They fail to leave a lasting impact on participants. One. solution is virtual reality therapy. It offers unique benefits including interactive settings, the ability to talk anonymously, and greater levels of convenience without losing quality.

VR immerses individuals into shared, 3D environments, with fully customizable and anonymized avatars enabling life-like interactions between remote participants. It extends what is possible in the real world by allowing for deep engagement with any setting in any form.

Virtual reality therapy helps to better facilitate empathy, attention, and intimacy in a therapy session and offers benefits that are inconceivable by normal means including remote connectivity, virtual customization and a distraction free environment. It allows authentic human interactions in immersive environments, designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and learning, The effects of virtual reality group therapy for cancer patients to reduce levels of anxiety and depression are being studied as are a multitude of other breakthrough applications.

Today's special guests are Dror Goldberg and Jonathan Collins of Foretell Reality, a Virtual Reality (VR) platform and subsidiary company of The Glimpse Group. Dror serves as VP Product and General Manager, and Jonathan leads the company's partnerships and strategy. We are also honored to have Dr. Avni-Barron, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Head of Clinical Affairs with Foretell Reality’s partner XRHealth.

Dror, Jonathan and Dr. Avni-Barron are here to explain how Virtual Reality therapy works, how it is currently being used, and the many ways in which Foretell Reality is changing the future of mental health therapy.

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