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This research focuses on the integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Virtual Reality (VR). EMDR is a therapeutic approach using bilateral stimulation to process distressing memories, emotions, and experiences. It is widely employed for conditions like PTSD, anxiety, and depression. The study involves the development of a proof-of-concept virtual reality tool tailored for EMDR therapy sessions. The tool comprises a bilaterally moving sphere within the user's VR environment, controllable by the therapist through a graphical interface on a computer. The therapist can dynamically adjust the sphere's color, speed, and sound to enhance the therapeutic process. The study's findings affirm the feasibility of creating a VR tool that supports therapists in conducting effective EMDR therapy sessions.
East Tennessee State University
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Hammonds, Kinslee, "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy in Virtual Reality: Proof of Concept" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 810. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/810
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