Abstract: We shall consider the possibility of using virtual reality (VR) technologies in the treatment of phobias, psychosomatic disorders, and other psychophysical conditions. The challenge of augmenting patients’ mental treatment by means of VR technologies is quite relevant in the field of psychology. A new way is quickly developing in the search for better methods of diagnosis, amelioration of anxiety and other conditions, as well as the identification of human characteristics. This new method can be characterized as deep immersion in virtual reality. This provides an opportunity to work with psychosomatics and phobias through virtual reality.
Keywords: virtual reality, psychotherapy, positive psychotherapy, emotional states, VR technologies, psychophysiological states, psychosomatics, phobias, fears