Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety & Depression
At Noble we use VR therapy for general stress, focus-improvement, racing mind, anxiety and depression.
Mental & Emotional Wellness with VR Therapy
At Noble it is important to us to maintain our roots in Naturopathic Medicine and so we take the holistic approach to wellness very seriously. This approach requires addressing both mental and physical wellness. To best support our patients we use cutting edge evidence-based therapies including Virtual Reality Therapy. For those experiencing a need for mental and emotional support Psious Virtual Reality Therapy with our Naturopathic Doctors can help.
What is PSIOUS?
Psious Virtual Reality Therapy is a scientifically studied technology used by integrative therapists worldwide (including Naturopathic Doctors) to address fear, anxiety, doubt, worry and to build mental and emotional resiliency.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a tool that can be beneficial for those impacted by mental and emotional conditions including depression and anxiety. In addition, for those looking to boost their wellness holistically, reduce chronic stress or improve focus for an academic, artistic or sporting event/performance VR Therapy can be very effective.
The Benefits of VR Therapy
How do try VR – Vancouver’s VR Therapy Clinic
Psious Virtual Reality is a comfortable, controlled and effective therapy for those strugging with chronic stress, phobia and other mental emotional challenges.
Sessions are facilitated by our Naturopathic Doctors and take about 45 minutes. Of the session 20-30 minutes are spent using the virtual reality tool.
Here are the steps you need to follow to use Psious Virtual Reality with Noble:
1) First, book a consultation/therapy on this website or call 604-734-7760. Initial consultations are 1 hour (book here) and follow up consultations are 30 minutes (book here). *Direct billing to extended medical plans is available for these sessions.
2) During your first session your Naturopathic Doctor will review your history and prepare a program for you. The first VR session will take place, if indicated, during this consult.
3) Next, you will apply the VR goggles and sit in a swivel chair in front of the Noble Naturopathic Doctor. The Naturopathic Doctor will then apply a virtual world and instruction program to your VR goggles that is specifically a part of your treatment routine.
4) When the goggles turn on you will hear your instructor’s voice. Each program is equiped with an audio guide to walk your through your therapy. For 15-20 minutes the guide will support you and provide exercises, lessons and skill training to support your healing.
5) After your session you will remove your VR goggles and debrief for 10 minutes with your Naturopathic Doctor. At this time you will be given rational for your therapy and a homework treatment plan to complete.
– Please arrive at Noble Naturopathic 15 minutes before your consultation and make sure to inform our patient services team of your desire to try VR.
– Follow your Naturopathic Doctor’s homework sessions to build on your program.
– most programs using Psious require weekly 30 minute sessions for 4-8 sessions.
PSIOUS Virtual Sessions
Who can benefit from PSIOUS VR at Noble?
At Noble we make supporting our four pillars of functional health/self care a priority for each patient. These pillars include sleep, stress reduction, healthy diet and exercise. Psious can help to optimize each of these for those who are well and is a well researched therapy for those suffering with conditions of the mind.
Because we believe in “precision everything” we are obsessed with building optimal mental wellness programs. Psious gives us the ability to prescribe precision mental wellness programs. We are able to track heart rate, adjust the ongoing treatment protocols and apply the holistic approach to each case outside of VR use. For phobias we are truely treating the cause by focusing on exposure therapy thanks to this tool.
Here are a few examples of how Noble has used Psious theraputically for mental and emotional wellbeing:
- Various phobias
- Eating disorders
- Mindfulness for performance and chronic stress
Curious about Psious VR Therapy?
With Noble VR Therapy each session is personalized to the needs of the patient to provide the highest control of the stimuli during the VR experience. It is a safe experience.
During phobia treatment VR therapy allows repeating scenes as many times as necessary until the patient comes to a place of comfort. Both the practitioner and the patient are in full control of what is happening during each session in the in the comfort and safety of our clinic.
Noble will be releasing web content, case studies, videos and educational materials about Psious periodically. Check back here to view what we have added. If you have questions not answered on this page book a free chat with one of our Naturopathic Doctors to have them answered.