MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION USING VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY
Psious Virtual Reality (Digital Therapeutics) is a non-pharmaceutical , non-invasive and safe technique based upon the projection of interactive graphics through a VR device (headset). The placement of the headset isolates external stimuli and transports clients to a different, 360 degree environment.
Psious is the 1st VR Platform designed for the treatment of anxiety disorders and phobias with over 300 international experts in the Pious network
Used globally from USA, Canada, Australia, Poland, Sweden, Italy Spain, Portugal and Southern American countries Psious is mentioned in recognised press at National and at International levels, including The Wall Street Journal and La Vanguardia.
Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) UK as a way to prevent depression in people who have had 3 or more bouts of depression in the past.
Psious Virtual Reality is clinically proven to help you manage Stress and Anxiety through immersive 360 degree relaxation and mindfulness experiences. For over 20 years and a multi-disciplinary team of over 30 professionals Psious has become the leading Virtual Reality
What is mindfulness?
Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, says that mindfulness means knowing directly what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment.
“It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour,” he says.
“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment. That might be something as simple as the feel of a banister as we walk upstairs.
“Another important part of mindfulness is an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.
“It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”
How mindfulness helps mental wellbeing
Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better.
When we become more aware of the present moment, we begin to experience afresh things that we have been taking for granted.
“Mindfulness also allows us to become more aware of the stream of thoughts and feelings that we experience,” says Professor Mark Williams Former Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, “and to see how we can become entangled in that stream in ways that are not helpful.
“This lets us stand back from our thoughts and start to see their patterns. Gradually, we can train ourselves to notice when our thoughts are taking over and realise that thoughts are simply ‘mental events’ that do not have to control us.
“Most of us have issues that we find hard to let go and mindfulness can help us deal with them more productively. We can ask: ‘Is trying to solve this by brooding about it helpful, or am I just getting caught up in my thoughts?’
“Awareness of this kind also helps us notice signs of stress or anxiety earlier and helps us deal with them better.”
Psious Virtual Reality provides a variety of relaxing environments, such as a dolphin swim and a meadow walk. VR facilitates self-training and learning so the client can reproduce these techniques according to their individual need, promoting re-learning and behaviour modification.
Psious additionally uses a biofeedback tool eSense Skin response which measures skin conductance which varies with the client’s state of being. Clients intrusive thoughts that delay relaxation are elicited and worked with sooner thus maximising the experience and reaching the therapeutic objective. Virtual Reality has proven to be more effective than imaginary scenes and provide greater privacy.
WILTSHIRE MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS USING PSIOUS VR
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