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World Mental Health Day - October 10th

As it's world mental health day this October 10th, we'd like to express our support to this Very Important Topic that is too often still covered up or neglected whereas it concerns ALL of us in one way or another. So, what better way than a big shoutout to some of our community initiatives with regards to this topic and at the same time an extra reason (in case you still needed one) to join the Immersive TechWeek/VR Days Europe in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (new location as of this year!) taking place between November 28th and December 2nd 2022. We are excited to announce that Dr. Jose Ferrer Costa and Dana-Maria Faneker, founder of CaptainVR will be attending the Immersive TechWeek/VRdays Europe in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 30th of November from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Dr. Jose Ferrer Costa is a Family Doctor, a Clinical Emergency Medicine educator, and a licensed Acupuncturist at Badalona Serveis Assistencials where they work with their professionals on mental health and well-being at the workplace! In their primary care center, they started the 3rd group of participants in their project using VR for mindfulness sessions to reduce burnout.

CaptainVR is developing Immersive coaching and health Experiences to empower people, so they can practice, learn and develop in a safe environment. They measure the effectiveness of the tools with Biofeedback and work together with psychologists & researchers to build proven cases to help people become the captain of their lives again.

Together with other (confirmed) inspiring guest speakers they will introduce to you:

XR Meditation.

Teri Yarbrow, founder of Magika VRx Hospice Savannah and The Savannah College of Art and Design. Teri will talk about: Transforming end of life and palliative care with VR’’ which has a unique approach towards creating VR immersive therapy for Hospice and Palliative care patients.

Viola DIE WEISSE BÜFFELFRAU The White Buffalo works closely with nature, the elements fire, water, earth and the four winds, Archangels and other spirit beings. The drum plays an important role in buffalo shamanism. Since 2020 she started giving VR Drum Meditation Sessions in AltspaceVR.

Together they strive to empower people to become more aware of their mental health needs and want to stimulate a healthy mindset by using meditation.

Dana-Maria and José will give a preview of the event on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 9:00PM to 10:00PM (CET) in AltspaceVR, see link to administrate:

During the workshop, we would like to introduce you to the essence of meditation during working hours and its positive effects on the mental health of employees. A very important subject to highlight, is to focus on the well-being of all people. Burn-Outs are a special type of work-stress-related experience that causes a huge impact on general health and loss of functioning within society.

We want to introduce you to meditation, XR meditation, and how to implement XR meditation in the workplace. After a small introduction on this subject, we finish the session with a guided group meditation.

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