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Drawing on over two decades of experience as a city analyst, I've shifted my focus towards a profoundly different kind of challenge—your mental well-being.

At Bohangar City Practice, which I founded, I harness rigorous analytical skills to navigate and enhance the mental health landscape of our clients.

Our mission is to delve into each individual's unique experiences, offering clarity, empowerment, and a personalised path to mental resilience.

VR is it the next big thing in Mindfuless?

Get Ready to Be Mind-Blown: Using VR to Achieve Deeper Meditation

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Mindfulness is a state of being present in the moment, fully aware of one’s thoughts, emotions, and surroundings. Mindfulness meditation involves sitting in a quiet space, focusing on your breath, and observing your thoughts without judgment. The goal is to quiet the mind and be fully present in the moment.

With the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology, some have suggested that it could be used as a tool to achieve mindfulness. In this blog post, we’ll explore the question: can we reach mindfulness using virtual reality?

VR in a world that needs calming

There is no doubt virtual reality can be a valuable tool for achieving a high level of absorption, which is part of being in a meditated mindset.

VR can create a calming and immersive environment that can help users to focus their attention and reduce stress, but isn’t that more about enjoying the visual experience and the detachment it affords than facilitating the perfect environment for a mindfulness experience?

VR content is possibly the key to answering our question, for example, there are VR experiences that take the user on a journey to explore nature scenes of the world. You can fly above the mountains like a bird, float through a green valley or visit peaceful locations like a beach or forest. These immersive experiences of VR can help users to feel like they are truly present in these calming environments, which can lead to a greater sense of calmness and relaxation, but is this a mindful experience? comment below and share your experiences.

VR and Meditation

There are VR experiences that are specifically designed to promote meditation. For example, there are guided meditation apps that use VR to create an immersive and relaxing environment, as mentioned above, with the aim of just being calm and relaxed. These apps guide users through a meditation session while providing a calming visual and audio experience.

Guided Therapy and Relaxation

However, it’s important to note that VR should not be seen as a replacement for traditional mindfulness practices. While VR can be a useful tool for achieving a good level of absorption and relaxation. mindfulness does need the user to go on and learn how to detach from the visual elements the virtual world has created. It is important to remember that true mindfulness requires practice and dedication, and this is something that takes time. In practice, I find this is something of a learned skill, and some may even benefit from guided sessions from a trained therapist. Virtual reality can be a helpful supplement to traditional mindfulness practices, but it should not be relied upon as the sole means of achieving mindfulness, and the user would need to be prepared to put in the time to learn to relax in this way. If you are interested in any insession relaxation therapy, reach out and use the contacts on the practice website, would be glad to have a chat.

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Closing Thought

Virtual reality can be a valuable tool for achieving mindfulness. While it cannot replicate the deep meditative state of traditional mindfulness practices, VR can provide an immersive and calming environment that can help users to focus their attention and reduce stress. With the right apps and devices, VR can be a useful supplement to traditional mindfulness practices, with the caveat of practicing or seeking a tutor.

Interested in guided deep relaxation? why not reach out for some therapy downtime? Use the contacts on the page if you are interested. I am a former City Analyst, having worked at the coal face of the city for more than 2 decades. I now work with banking professionals in my Therapy Practice. Talking therapy can help you manage work stress and lead a healthier, happier life. By providing a safe and confidential space to talk, helping you identify the sources of stress and areas of building core resilience. If this is something that could be of help to you, please reach out using the contacts on this page.

Disclaimer, Please Read: The information provided in this article is for illustrative and informational purposes only. It does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. For medical issues or emergencies, always consult with a licensed medical professional. For non-clinical challenges related to stress, anxiety, and other emotional or behavioural concerns, considering a consultation with a therapist may be beneficial. Bohangar City Practice is a registered Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy practice, specialising in combining cognitive behavioural techniques with hypnosis to address various challenges and promote well-being. Any questions, please do reach out

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MULTI-MODAL THERAPY: Cognitive, Behavioural, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, etc.

THERAPIST: Former City Analyst, City of London, Singapore, Zurich, and Frankfurt. 

If you are seeking Therapy please reach out for an initial free consultation call. Bohangar Hypnotherapy Practice. Hope you enjoy this blog post, would love to hear your comments  

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