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Virtual Therapy with MentCouch : The Future of Therapy

Virtual Reality is fast becoming an effective tool in treating mental health issues.

When most people think of VR, they think of gaming technology. But for decades, scientists around the world have been discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from PTSD, to phobias, to severe anxiety. Over 5,000 studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to prompt relaxation and boost mental health—and best of all, mindfulness. When you put a VR headset on, you are transported into a whole new world, fully immersed to explore a new environment from the comfort of our therapy room.

VR works by creating a sense of psychological presence. When VR scientists speak of presence, they mean the technology has a unique ability to convey a sense of just “being there,” wherever there happens to be. It might be relaxing by the ocean or swimming with dolphins without leaving their couch. The user feels transported to a new virtual environment and temporarily accepts it as reality. When used in the right way, at the right time and with the right client, these virtual journeys can change mind and body for the better.

We are thrilled to announce that MentCouch is one of the very few centres in the country to bring this technology to you.

How It Works

With VR, we can imagine being somewhere fantastical and healing. Virtual reality therapy uses visual immersion devices and artificially created 3D environments to give the client a simulated experience that can be used to diagnose and treat psychological conditions that cause difficulties for patients. The client puts on a special headset to experience these virtual environments. The therapist typically observes what patients are seeing while they navigate the virtual experience. They can coach a patient to take on increasingly difficult challenges while making sure that the person does not become overwhelmed. To do so, some therapists may connect the subject to physiological monitoring devices; or may use virtual reality along with talk therapy. It can also be used for Relaxation purposes only, where the client experiences and sees 3D relaxing environment and the therapist guides to relax further.

Who Is It For?



What Is It For?

  • Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Phobias
Who Is It For?

Relaxation Using VR for Stress Relief

To effectively combat stress, one needs to activate their body’s natural relaxation response. Techniques such as visualization (VR) combined with deep breathing and mindfulness meditation has been proven to be the most effective in this aspect.


Finding the Best Relaxation Technique For You

VR helps us to reach an optimum state of flow and be fully present in the moment, which is very hard to achieve on our own as we can get easily distracted by external stimulis or even our own wandering thoughts.

While you may choose to opt for relaxation techniques that can be done on your own. It’s important to remember, however, that there is no single relaxation technique that works for everyone. It is always a good idea to figure out what works for you in the presence and under the guidance of an expert initially. Once you know what works for you and once you are equipped with the necessary tools, it is much easier to go on your own. We’re all different. The right technique is the one that resonates with you, fits your lifestyle, and is able to focus your mind to elicit the relaxation response.

Regular practice of VR can help reduce everyday stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your energy and mood, and improve your overall health and wellbeing. It is considered to be the most effective as it deals with all our five senses and combines elements of three forms of therapeutic techniques like mindfulness meditation, visualization and deep breathing. So, it is safe to say it is one of the most effective forms of therapy for stress reduction and mindfulness.