Thanks for stopping by the jfl }{ bodymindself™ stand at ARVR Innovate 2017!

We specialise in narrative-based experiential learning; blending psychology, technology and storytelling to help bring about therapeutic change. If you would like to collaborate with us then do get in touch – john@jfl.com

Therapy 2.0

We’re currently coordinating a network of individuals and organisations with diverse backgrounds and skillsets, primarily in media, technology and healthcare, who are passionate about promoting personal wellbeing in innovate ways. If you would like to be involved then please click here– we’ll be formalising this and creating a forum in the coming weeks and look forward to hearing from you. Click here to register your interest >

Resources

At the links below you will find further resources relating to our conference displays as well as some more background on our ‘stuck’ experience and case study details on working with driving anxiety.

‘stuck’: a mixed reality experience

At the conference is a preview of ‘stuck’, a mixed reality experience. A physical Land Rover Series III is overlayed with virtual graphics delivered through a HTC Vive head-mounted display.

With darkness in one direction and light in the other, but the vehicle going nowhere despite the driver’s best attempts, this applied psychology vignette highlights something that is all too real for those who are suffering from difficulties with anxiety, depression and other related wellbeing problems.

This is an early prototype version so your feedback is most welcome- please help us to shape this installation and those that follow it – john@jfl.com

Working with driving anxiety: a case study 

This exhibit demonstrates some of the methods used to help overcome a phobia of driving:

  • Visualisation techniques, often used in sports psychology, can be successfully used to help rehearse real-world ease
  • Something as simple as a toy car can be used to gain a feeling of control and to practice manoeuvring into tight spaces
  • Real world photographic capture such as Google Street View allows the driver to practice being present, focused and more relaxed at local intersections where they previously would have felt performance anxiety
  • Virtual reality therapy software, such as that provided by Psious, allows first person practice of driving scenarios
  • Mixed reality experiences such as the prototype ’stuck’ overlay the virtual upon the physical allowing a deeper sense of presence and a narrative-based change in perspective