VIRTUAL REALITY EXPOSURE THERAPY



About Dareechay

Dareechay is offering patient's suffering from various physical and mental ordeals, a window (Dareechay) to immersive alternate worlds (Virtual reality) which intend to help them either face their fears or take their mind off their injuries and calm them. Dareechay is composed of a team consisting of both experienced Psychotherapists and highly talented software developers which enables us to sync our skills and come up with solutions that could have a mass scale impact and have the potential to single handily revolutionize the therapeutic healthcare industry in Pakistan and abroad.


VIRTUAL REALITY EXPOSURE THERAPY


About Dareechay

Dareechay is offering patient's suffering from various physical and mental ordeals, a window (Dareechay) to immersive alternate worlds (Virtual reality) which intend to help them either face their fears or take their mind off their injuries and calm them. Dareechay is composed of a team consisting of both experienced Psychotherapists and highly talented software developers which enables us to sync our skills and come up with solutions that could have a mass scale impact and have the potential to single handily revolutionize the therapeutic healthcare industry in Pakistan and abroad.



Exposure Therapy

Dareechay provides state of the art virtual reality exposure therapy applications. 3-dimensional computer simulation in combination with biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat phobias, anxiety (including pre-surgical anxiety), stress and chronic pain.

We have successfully treated conditions such as pain management for burn patients, height and flight phobias.

Case study burns patient

Burn Patient treated for sleeplessness because of trauma and flashbacks

Case Studies

Dareechay aims to treat phobias such as fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of heights, fear of public speaking, claustrophobia, agoraphobia,  panic disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to motor vehicle accidents. General stress management and relaxation skills are taught for stress-related disorders.  We also aim to develop treatments for Post traumatic Stress Disorder due to military deployment is offered using VR in combination with biofeedback and individual psychotherapy.


Why VR?

VR provides a robust immersive experience which traditional methods cannot. Traditional methods require a lot of imagination on  part of the patient whether it be a one on one therapy session with the therapist or an on screen movie experience. With VR the patient actually feels the immersion.


Therapy Process

The therapist and client collaborate to create a hierarchy of anxiety-inducing situations. In careful, controlled stages, the client is exposed to these virtual experiences that elicit increasingly higher levels of anxiety.

Robustness

Each stage can be repeated until the client is comfortable with the experience and satisfied with their response. At every step, the therapist can see and hear what the client is experiencing in the virtual world. If the level of anxiety becomes overwhelming, the client can exit the virtual world.