Managing your phobia

Would you let a VIRTUAL spider crawl on your skin? Technology ‘is the key’ to facing phobia – from snakes to dentists and, needles too

Not many people enjoy discovering a spider dangling from their bedroom ceiling and some experience full blown anxiety as a result. But now experts say virtual reality could be used to help those suffering from debilitating phobias. The Sydney Phobia Clinic offers clients medical and psychological treatment for a range of fears and uses augmented reality as part of the programme. ‘We treat the more common ones like a fear of heights, of flying, spiders and dogs, but we can also tailor our program to suit a whole range of fears,’ Co-founder Corrie Ackland told Daily Mail Australia. ….[READ]

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