3 Ways to Face Your Fears Using Virtual Reality

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By: Kristina Guerrero | Meredith Witthar Posted: 6:10 PM, Nov 21, 2017

One in four millennials are putting virtual reality gadgets on Santa’s wish list, but VR isn't just a gift for your niece. It can be a way to get over your fears, of everything from spiders and heights, to public speaking. Kristina Guerrero has three ways to use virtual reality to face things you are afraid of.

1.  Virtual Reality Apps

Using the app and your VR headset you can take a stab at things like crossing a suspension bridge. They offer a ton of apps tailored to specific phobias.

2. Virtual Reality Therapy

They'll create levels depending on how fearful a patient is feeling. A level one for someone who has just been in a car accident and is afraid of driving, might be cruising down the street. Then the therapist can adjust the patient's reality by changing the scenario.

3. To Escape Reality

Offices like the one in Tennessee offer virtual reality goggles, allowing patients to feel transported.

Would you ever use virtual reality to face your fears? Join the conversation!