Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something,
a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
VR can help draw focus onto the present moment. It can be through meditation and relaxation, or through projecting a person to another place. Whether through education using subjects such as history, biology, or social studies, the student is connected to the content and lives that experience with more meaning. This especially applies to students with Attention Deficit who need to use all their senses to connect to what is being taught. "Mindfulness using VR" for the TDA student can connect the content with the practice and brings meaning to the lesson. "Mindfulness using VR" can be used throughout any content as an exercise to bring the person to the experience proposed by VR.
There are many applications for "Mindfulness using VR": Exercising, meditation, relaxing in a SPA, traveling, distractions patients at the hospital to not focus on their pain or surgical procedures, helping children in their academic content, or at the training area where you need to simulate a real environment for a specific propose, like training for a new job, for a security procedure, or training for high performance to an athlete. The best thing about "Mindfulness using VR" is to discover the potential that exists in each one of us in learning and practicing. It is knowing how to use distractions as therapies and moments of joy; using Virtual Reality in our real reality for a specific purpose—our good.