Introduction to Virtual Reality Therapies

2-hour workshop | 24th November 12pm-2pm | Sylwia Korsak | Online

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This course offers an introduction to theories and practical applications of Virtual Reality Therapies:

  • Introduction to Virtual Reality Therapies: we will map out various applications of Virtual Reality for therapeutic practicevirtual reality
  • Theory: we will introduce the fundamental principles of cyberpsychology for the effective use of Virtual Reality for therapeutic work 
  • Practice: we will explore the key benefits and challenges of using Virtual Reality solutions for therapy 

Some testimonials from clients that have experience VR Therapies:

"VR helped me see positives much better than our real-life chats."

“VR was very useful to find new answers, but it was also a lot of fun! I really looked forward to our sessions."

"It's easier to identify difficulties and find more solutions in VR"


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Key Benefits

The key benefits of joining this workshop are:

  • A good introduction to Virtual Reality Therapies (VRT) and their positioning in the landscape of digital-based therapeutic approaches (online counselling, online gaming therapies, geek therapeutics, augmented and mixed reality treatments etc.) 
  • A good introduction to core principles of cyberpsychology for therapeutic work
  • A good introduction to Virtual Reality therapies - types, opportunities, challenges and special considerations when working with clients 
  • An opportunity to explore currently available options for training and improving our competencies for Virtual Reality Therapies 
  • An opportunity to learn about and share your own experience in using virtual spaces for therapeutic work 
  • An opportunity to reflect on our personal biases, technophobia and future career opportunities in the digital age 
  • An opportunity to influence future college courses on this topic

Target Audience

This workshop will be valuable for :

  • Qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and;
  • Trainee counsellors

Meet Sylwia Korsak

Sylwia (she/her) is a liberation practitioner working with a wide range of approaches centred around the client's safety, diversity, and agency. She is a qualified integrated counsellor and coach. She has training and over two decades of experience in education, coaching, social and charity work, online activism, ethics, and digital wellbeing. She grew up in Poland, studied in Hungary, and worked around the world before settling in the UK over a decade ago. She is a founder of, delivering consultancy, coaching, and counselling for digital wellbeing and liberation. In the therapeutic setting, Sylwia has experience offering trauma, grief, anxiety and depression support. She offered talking, eco and virtual reality therapy. She supported young people, the LGBTQIA+ community, neurodiverse clients and clients from various multicultural backgrounds. She worked with Cruse, Mind, Relate, OTR Bristol, Changes and SWAN Project in the last six years. 

She currently offers counselling in her private practice while supporting clients who have experienced sexual abuse through Kinergy Bristol

Workshop Date and Cost

This is an online workshop via Zoom on 24th November 2023 from 12pm-2pm

This is a donation only workshop, so we would ask you to contribute what you feel is valuable.

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole   

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