What is Virtual Reality? (VR)

We could tell you what it’s like but until you experience it … you can’t understand.

Virtual Reality (VR), which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated life, replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, and touch. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality

In simple terms, VR is an immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re in the place that you are viewing.

We just started using VR process in Utah Countyin our therapy and the results have been phenomenal. We have been able to connect with teens and young adults that were closed off, unresponsive and withdrawn.

After being involved with VR we’ve seen the anxiety it can cause. We are bringing awareness to parents, grandparents, ecclesiastical leaders and world leaders about the awesome and destructive power of VR but also the healing power when used correctly.

We’re Prepared

It is impossible for us to tell you what it is, you must experience it. However, with our Intensive Outpatient Program, we are prepared for the problems that we can see coming, anxiety, depression and OCD, to name a few.

Utah Family Therapy is constantly watching for the latest technology and information to keep you informed so you can help keep your loved ones safe. If you could imagine Google 20 years ago, what would you have done differently for yourself or your children?

VR is just the beginning of where Google was at 20 years ago, many people thought Google was a fad and now, those people wished they would have bought stock. VR is coming you need to be aware of it to educate your children.

We just exhibited at UCAP Conference (#UCAPConf) in Salt Lake City, Utah and introduced thousands of people to VR. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to actually experience it, due to time constraints, but the 340 that did experience it … will never forget it.

Some of the responses we got from VR.

  • I know what I want for Mother’s Day.
  • Wow, that is unbelievable.
  • Oh, that is just sweet, I’m going to cry.
  • Screaming and running away … literally. (We had to catch her before she ran into someone. Good thing it was during a session 🙂 )
  • Wow! Wow! Wow! That’s all I can say is Wow!
  • and then lots and lots of smiles.

Contact Utah Family Therapy today, to come and speak to your group or organization of 50 or more people about technology addiction and what you can do to prepare yourself, family, friends and leaders. Call us at 801.901.0279 to learn more!

We keep getting questions regarding what we are using. The VR Technology that we used was the Oculus by Samsung, which is old technology now.

Use this technology with caution and guidelines.