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Facing fears and phobias

Sunday 5th January 2020

Learn how virtual reality is helping people overcome their fears and phobias with the help of Corrie Ackland, clinical director of The Sydney Phobia Clinic, in this episode of All In The Mind on alcoholfree.com.
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Overcoming Fears and Phobias: How Virtual Reality Can Help

And that problem means that part of the therapy process is helping to get the decision making part of the brain to talk to and to begin to control the situations that drive the anxiety.
All In The Mind, the popular podcast by ABC RN, recently featured a highlight program on the topic of phobias. The episode, titled 'Facing fears and phobias,' explores the experiences and reflections of Corrie Ackland, clinical director of The Sydney Phobia Clinic. Ackland, who is a clinical psychologist, delves into the biology of phobias and the risk factors that contribute to their development.
She also discusses the benefits of virtual reality as a treatment for phobias, specifically exposure therapy, and how medications can be used to reduce anxiety. Ackland shares how her therapy process helps patients overcome their fears and phobias, and how the decision-making part of the brain plays a crucial role in controlling anxiety.
One of the highlights of the episode is when Ackland talks about how virtual reality has helped her clients overcome their phobias, including her own fear of spiders. Ackland's insights and expertise make this episode both informative and thought-provoking. Listeners will come away with a better understanding of phobias and how they can be overcome with the help of virtual reality and exposure therapy.
So why not listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and learn how you can face your fears and phobias head-on?