More info: Virtual reality phobia treatment
More info: Virtual reality phobia treatment

It is estimated that nearly 10 per cent of Australians suffer from a phobia. From fear of heights to claustrophobia, or, like our own Matt Doran – a fear of spiders, more commonly known as Arachnophobia.

Corrie Ackland, a clinical psychologist, defines a phobia as a marked and persistent fear that is irrational for the danger that that focus or that object actually poses: "It goes beyond a dislike which a lot of people have - they've all got that one thing that they're not liking or that they're afraid of, but the phobia is in excess of that.”

Corrie and her team at the Sydney Phobia Clinic are the first in Australia to offer the pioneering Virtual Reality treatment, with overwhelming success.

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