“It started when the plane took off.”
Keely isn’t afraid of a plane crash. It’s the airplane cabin closing in on her.
“I just felt kind of trapped.”
Keely suffers from panic attacks—intense unexpected episodes of fear. The attacks trigger severe physical reactions including, racing heart, chest pains, and dizziness. The attack strike terror in Keely’s mind.
“You know the fear of dying, not knowing what’s going on”
The real world situation is too overwhelming for a lot of people.
So in virtual reality, we can put them in near real-world situations, have them experience that fear, teach them coping mechanisms, also teach them that those feelings aren’t dangerous.
Keely’s nine flights virtual flights have paid off. “It just feels more like excitement than anxiety.”
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